Speed up your Windows 10, Today!

Speed up your Windows 10, Today!

One of the things that we all dislike nowadays is a slow computer.  At that point we are all thinking on how much money it will cost us on improving our computer, on adding RAM, buying a faster SSD or new graphic card. But before doing that, there are few things that we can do to make our Windows faster without spending a single dollar. We present you 5 ways to speed up you Windows 10. Reboot your PC No matter how obvious this seems, people tend to forget even the obvious things. Restarting or rebooting your PC will remove some of the slow behaviours, but most importantly it will fix a low-level error because the problem code can start over again.  Essentially, when you restart your computer, you are clearing off the current state of your software and starting over again, as well as dumping out the junk and starting over again fresh.  The sleep or hibernate setting will save power, but a reboot will give your Windows a fresh start. It is highly recommended to be done every day if your PC tends to be really slow. Turning on High Performance With this way, you can trade electricity for speed. Meaning it can increase your electric bill but decrease your battery performance. This mode doesn’t lower your CPU’s speed when it isn’t being used, running it at higher speeds most of the time. It also increases screen brightness, but other components such as your Wi-Fi or disk drive may not go into power-saving modes. To setup High Performance, in the search type “Power & sleep settings” and...
Google Chrome will soon provide “Man in the middle” attack warnings

Google Chrome will soon provide “Man in the middle” attack warnings

The search giant never cease to surprise us, this time with new Google Chrome security update which will come with new version of Chrome 63 browser, set to be released on December, 5th. With the upcoming update Chrome browser will be able to detect if the third-party software is performing a “Man in the Middle” attack that intercepts communication between two systems, in other words hijacks the user’s Internet Connection. “A Man in the middle attack” happens when a malicious actor through an application installed on a user’s computer intercepts the user’s web traffic, making it available for him to send, and receive data meant for someone else.  This isn’t an easy thing to prevent, mainly because most of the “Man in the Middle” toolkits fail to correctly rewrite the user’s encrypted connections, causing SSL errors that Chrome can detect. This new Chrome63 feature will be in the form of a new warning screen and it will appear whenever Chrome detects a large number of SSL connection errors, which means a sign that someone is trying and failing to intercept the user’s web traffic.  This will include both malware and legitimate applications like antivirus and firewall apps, but the new Chrome error will show up only for those that failed to rewrite SSL connections in a proper way. Notifications will be send by Chrome 63 after detecting a large number of SSL connection errors implying that an attacker is trying to intercept. However, the new security measures will send notifications for malware as well as legitimate applications. This means that in case your firewall or anti-virus software fails to...
Google Drive Desktop app says Goodbye

Google Drive Desktop app says Goodbye

Google today announced in a blog post that one of the longest running Google features will completely be removed. Support for both Windows and macOs versions will end on December 11th and the app will be shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. A far enough date to give enterprise customers plenty of time to make the switch. Millions of users around the world will begin to see “going away” notifications in October.  However, Google Drive the service isn’t going anywhere, it will still be accessible from the web and smartphones app. So what is exactly changing? The termination of Google Drive has been on the cards for quite some time now. Starting from next month, Google will begin to seriously push new app which appears to be a significant upgrade on the old Google Drive app. This sophisticated and integrated approach will save space on user’s local drives, as well as time, while having access to all of their files on demand, directly from computer. Google announced that there will be two options that offer a simplified approach to both Google Drive and Google Photos. Backup and Sync is a tool for average consumer, where user will be able to configure other settings, such as photo upload quality, file deletion policies and specifying upload and download rates. Within the photo upload quality is a slight bonus: Original quality images will count against your drive use, but using the High quality setting does not. On the other hand Drive File Stream is more intended for Google Docs enterprise G Suite Subscribers. The differences between the apps are that the...
iPhone8 News, Release date and more

iPhone8 News, Release date and more

iPhone fans should be pleased to hear that the long awaited iPhone8 is officially launching in a week.  iPhone8 is the 10th anniversary version of Apple’s iPhone, with a huge screen and a smaller glass body. The release date and price will be announced on 12th September at the new Apple campus in California.  As always, Apple will stream the event live on its website, which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.  Apple has released a new iPhone in September every year, but what makes this year different than the previous ones is that we are expecting three new iPhone models to launch at once. How much will iPhone8 cost? – Some analysts have been predicting that the price of iPhone8 will probably be up to $1,000, and yet there is still a chance to be sold out in under five minutes, as the iPhone8 looks set to be the most expensive smartphone ever. What will iPhone8 look like? – The rumors regarding specs are that the iPhone8 will feature a radical redesign with an “all-glass” construction, wireless charging support, 5.8-inch screen that stretches from edge to edge, face-scanning technology, no home button below as it is all screen. One of the most interesting things is that the iPhone8 is expected to be water resistant, as it will be able to hold up to rain and splashes. At this moment, we have to be ready that some of the information that we heard are speculations, because at this point even the name iPhone8 isn’t certain. IPhone 8 is a speculative name for the device,...
Future Computer Security Trends

Future Computer Security Trends

Computer security is latest and greatest topic discussed nowadays due to the rapidly evolving technology and the huge amount of sensitive information we store in our computers and other devices. Unfortunately there are a lot of hackers and other cyber threats that are out there to get a hold of this data. So to counter this security threat, new trends are always coming up and changing for the better. Therefore we bring some information security trends that you should keep an eye out for: Cloud service is expanding and so are the attacks on private and corporate data   The use of cloud service is constantly expanding meaning that people and businesses are storing more and more valuable data wirelessly. This provides a good opportunity for hackers to crack the code and target endpoints. This can include stealing your passwords, gaining access to mobile devices or the treat to confidential information that these hackers can tamper with or make public. So the best way to counter this threat is to strictly scrutinize your third party vendors that provide you with these cloud services.  This is because companies that simply host cloud services might not have the ability to effectively protect your sensitive data. Make sure that your cloud access policies are strong and secure and that you use passwords that are tough to crack.   Rise in mobileware   Mobile phones have long been a target to cybercriminals and specially the android phones. But a rise is expected in the number of these malicious apps because making an app and putting it on the store is becoming easier than...
Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems, part 2

Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems, part 2

In our previous blogpost, we explained to you the dangers of having a bulky antivirus program on your PC. It can not only slow down your computer but can cause it to crash, freeze or behave erratically. You cannot go without an antivirus because that would be irresponsible so a good way to avoid these problems while still having your PC protected at the same time is to use a light yet effective software such as PC Cure +. The program solves all the grave issues mentioned above as it is easy on the PC speed. It is most certainly not a resource hog as you will find that simple tasks such as opening your web browser or a Word document are easy to do. They will not take several minutes like all the other antiviruses programs out there. This is all because this particular antivirus allows you to schedule your background scan at any time you want! The real time scan of Antiviruses is generally heavy and extremely time consuming. So when your Anitivirus program decides to do it when you are working on his priority tasks, your computer will dramatically slow down and there will nothing that you can do about it. As for PC Cure + you can actually go in the settings and schedule the scan to your time of preference. This means that you can ask for the scan to take place late at night or at times when you will not using the computer at all. The major advantage of this particular feature is that the scan will take place when the computer...
Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems

Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems

An Antivirus software (and a good one at that) is absolutely essential for your computer’s security. To protect your computer’s important files and sensitive data it is important that you defend your PC and all other devices in the best way possible. Therefore hundreds and thousands of people turn to antiviruses for protection. Now this is a very good decision indeed but can sometimes do the very opposite, rather than improving your computer it can actually affect its performance drastically. Choosing an excellent, well thought out antivirus is as important as any other thing for your computer and below are some disadvantages we want to warn you of as heavy and bulky antiviruses are not as great as you might be led to believe. Your computer’s memory is limited. This means that there is a limit to the resources you can use on your computer. By installing a heavy antivirus program you can actually be slowing down the entire running speed of your computer as a whole. Either this or some applications might run painfully slower than they did before. So an overzealous antivirus program badly affects your computer’s speed and the ability to effectively perform tasks. The reason this is so is that these antiviruses may be running background checks on your computer at the worst possible times, possibly when you are working or doing something important. More many of these background scans are set to take place weekly by default. Keep in mind that these scans can take hours and hours to complete and also consume a lot of your PC’s processing power. This doesn’t stop here...
The most important computer security threats that you need to be aware of

The most important computer security threats that you need to be aware of

Security threats to computers are always evolving. Therefore we need to constantly change and innovate on how we protect our devices and keep them safe and secure. Here in this blog post, we mention some of the most important threats that you need to be aware of. This is so you can better equip yourself and not fall prey to these dangerous problem causing issues. So what are the threats? Viruses: In terms of frequency, viruses are the most widely prevalent. Viruses infect the computer without the user’s knowledge. They keep on replicating themselves and grow to vast sizes. In the worst of cases they damage the computer by deleting files or formatting the hard disk. These viruses also clog up the computer’s memory to slow it down and cause erratically abrupt changes in its functioning. Even after removing a virus, its after effects can still be very dangerous as many viruses leave back doors for their counterparts or other codes to exploit. So using this back door, another form of a virus can easily enter your computer. According to Statistics Brain, viruses dominate 57% of the threat that we currently face at the moment. Spam: These are the kind of junk or unsolicited emails that almost everyone gets in their email inboxes. Spamming can be used to send and collect information from people. Suspicious emails that ask you to download attachments such as zip files, pictures or documents. They also send you to other pages through a link or can ask you to reveal personal information such as our social security number, bank details or other data in...
Why is malware harmful for your computers?

Why is malware harmful for your computers?

Why is malware harmful for your computers? In this rapidly evolving world of technology, computers are used more and more to process and save endless amounts of valuable data. This data requires enhanced security as there are many hackers and other threats out there that will do everything to get a hold of your confidential data. So we will educate you about the several aspects of malware that help you better protect your personal devices such as your PCs, mobile devices and other important intellectual properties. The Basics: What is malware? Malware includes a range of a malicious software that directly attack your computer and install themselves to infect your devices. The range includes several programs that can be as insignificant as annoying every day pop ups to deadly viruses that take your machines as hostage and disrupt their daily functions. How Does It Affect Computers? The most commonly known type of threat: viruses lie in the malware category. Viruses infect your computer and delete important files, clog up memory or wipe the hard disk causing you to lose significant data. There is also adware, a botnet that actively displays all sorts of advertisements when you are connected to and using the internet. Spyware is a very dangerous form of malware that can go as far as to hurt you financially. It starts gathering private and sensitive information as soon as it infects your device. This means that’s it keeps a record of your information such as your IP address, the websites visited and your overall computer information. Zeus or Zbot is an example of a dangerous spyware took...
Facebook’s 10 Year Plan Revealed

Facebook’s 10 Year Plan Revealed

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, has just laid out its future 10 year plan that aims at guiding and steering Facebook towards not only its strategic business objectives, but also greater success over the next decade. So What’s Ahead for Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, announced that Facebook was going to explore multiple and diverse fields. Of these include jumping into virtual reality, artificial intelligence, drone and bot technology, and telecom infrastructure. Virtual Reality: Mark had always been a vocal fan of virtual reality and therefore, Facebook developed a 360-degree camera system called Facebook Surround 360 as its first step towards VR. Apart from this, they have also taken an active initiate towards acquiring the market leader in Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift VR. The plan is to make an artificial immersive environment for all its users so that you can enjoy the beach side, or the Amazon forest just by simply putting on your goggles. With this new technology boom, Facebook plans to engage with its users even more. Smart Bots: Facebook has also decided to launch smart bots for messenger. This means that you can feed these bots a sample of your conversations and they learn to answer questions or reply to different variations of content that you ask for. An example would be checking in with a movie bot. You can just casually chat with it and it will feel like you’re talking to an actual person. Your questions to the bot can include the latest released movies, ratings, show times and more. This is easy and convenient and its full potential is yet to...