Sunday, 30 September 2012

How to organize your computer to find information faster?


An unorganized computer makes it more difficult to find information and a computer that is cluttered with unnecessary files and email messages can be sluggish. So if you haven’t organized your computer recently and it’s running slower than you’d like (or you’re having trouble finding things), the tips in this article can help you delete or move old files and email and can even help you do a thorough cleanup.
 
Clear out your old, unnecessary files
So how long should you keep old files on your hard drive? If you haven't used a particular file for several months, you can probably delete it or store it somewhere else.
How can you tell how old a file is? In the folder where the file is stored, rest your mouse pointer over the file name to see when it was last modified. For more information, right-click the file name and choose Properties. You can see when the file was created, last modified, and most recently accessed. If a file is old and hasn't been accessed in more than six months, it might be time to clear it out. If you’re not certain, it’s a good idea to open it just to be sure you won’t need it soon.
One more quick and easy way to clear out files is to empty your Recycle Bin. All the files that you have deleted still exist on your computer until you empty your Recycle Bin. To empty the bin, right-click the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and then click Empty Recycle Bin.
Note: If you’re concerned that, in your efforts to clean up your computer, you might have deleted files that you still need, click Open and then review the files in the bin before you empty it. To get back deleted files that you removed by mistake, select those files, and then click Restore to put them back to their original locations.
Finally, after you have cleaned out your files, learn 9 ways to manage them better. And if your computer is still running more slowly than you would like it to, get these tips for ways to speed up your PC and to optimize your computer for peak performance.

Back up important files

The next step in cleaning up your computer is to copy selected files to another storage medium, such as a CD or DVD or an external hard drive. For your most important files, like project files, key presentations, or large emails, you'll rest a lot easier if you have a backup copy stored safely away from your computer—just in case you lose your computer or it fails. Learn more about options and how to back up your data.
Windows backup features make this step much easier and can help you automate the process. To back up your files, it's ideal to have a CD or DVD burner or an external hard disk drive you can connect to your computer through a USB or FireWire port.

Clean out your email

Do you have a system for weeding out and organizing your old email messages? Here are a few easy ideas to tame your email inbox and to help avoid email buildup in the future:
·         Create folders where you can store messages by sender, topic, or date.
·         Create email rules to file and manage your messages automatically. For example, you can create a rule to send all messages from your manager to a special folder. Learn more about managing email messages with rules.
·         Use Mailbox Cleanup to assess, locate, and archive email. In Outlook 2003 and 2007, open the Tools menu and click Mailbox Cleanup; in Outlook 2010, open the File menu and click Options, then Mailbox Cleanup.
·         Go through your Sent folder in Outlook, and delete items you no longer need (especially those with large file attachments).
·         If you're sure you no longer need email you've deleted, permanently delete it all from Outlook by manually or automatically emptying the Deleted Items folder. Here’s how to do it in Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2010.
For more inbox insight, check out these 4 ways to take control of your email.

Organize and clear out your Internet files

If you're like most of us, you do a lot of web searching and your Internet Explorer Favorites folder is bursting at the seams. It could probably use some weeding out and organizing. To organize your Favorites in Internet Explorer, on the Favorites menu, click Organize Favorites.
To access most of the cleanup tasks that you can do in Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options. In the Internet Options dialog box, on the General tab, you have two cleanup options: You can delete the temporary files that websites store on your PC, and you can set up Internet Explorer to save your history for only a specific number of days—or none. These steps can help you to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your computer.
1.       In the Browsing history section, click Delete to remove all temporary files, including your browsing history, cookies, saved passwords, and web form information. You can also select the Delete browsing history on exit check box to delete history automatically each time you close Internet Explorer.
2.       In the Browsing history section, click Settings. In the History section, you can specify the number of days that Internet Explorer should save the list of sites you’ve visited.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

VSupport Supports Customers’ Safety!


From the moment you turn on your PC until the moment you turn it off, it is under assault. Hackers try to break it; virus, worms and Trojans try to crawl into it; spyware tries to watch everything you do. Then there are wireless dangers and snooping intruders. What to do? You could spend lots and lots on software and services, and spend countless hours trying to keep yourself safe or you could read on for the safety. We’ll show some easy ways to keep you safe.
We have mentioned security measures in our previous articles like “Is Internet really Safe?”, “Phishing attacks” and some tips and tricks for our customers’ safety. At VSupport LLC online tech support, customer security is the prime concern. VSupport strongly believes that if the services are offered then they are delivered safely.

1. Get complete PC security
2. Check Your Security Online
3. Get Wireless Network Protection Software
4. Use Firewall
5. Encrypt Your Data
6. Protect Yourself against Phishers
7. Disable File Sharing
8. Surf the Web Anonymously
9. Say No to Cookies
10. Protect yourself against Scams


To avoid becoming a victim, it is important to understand what kinds of scams are out there and how you can protect your home computer and your personal information. The newest scam involves a bogus incoming phone call offering you technical support regarding a virus on your computer.
In the land of the long white clouds; the herald of 'VSupport', an online technical service provider for PCs, has given you ease of assistance at affordable rates. With the smart certified engineers only a call away, you need not worry. Call them to shoo away your PC malfunctions; install antivirus and anti-spyware products, enhance the processing speed, manage programs or applications, browser problems and much more! With a variety of packages to select from; you can connect to trusted technical assistance, anytime anywhere. Your digital treasures will be in better shape with the assistance of VSupport techsmarties. Technique and trust go hand in hand when you get connected to these techsmarties at VSupport!

Important:  

Reputable and genuine companies like VSupport, will never make an incoming call to you saying your system has problems – never.

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2016 West Rosecrans Avenue,Gardena,
California, 90249
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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Is Internet Really Safe?



The answer to this question is ‘YES’ but only if you adopt some basic things and use the Internet safely. Now days, hackers have become smart and they try new hacking schemes to fool you. So being safe from these stuffs is quite important especially while using the Internet. People used to surf unknown sites and download different things from Internet without safety. But this can create lot of problems for them particularly when they access some secure and important sites like net banking from the same computer. Just think what will happen if those hackers will get the passwords and other personal details of those secure sites? Our system can easily get infected from unknown downloads and harmful sites. So preventions are always better than cure.

 Here are few points which might help you with safe and secure browsing.
  • Never use important sites on public computer
People always used to use public computers like accessing internet from cyber cafes. Well, I would never advise you to access your important sites from such public computer. Those computers are totally unknown for you and can have any spyware and virus which can collect your personal information like password for those important sites. Use important sites only on your personal computer so that you never face such problem.
  • Choose a better Antivirus
Well, these days almost everyone uses antivirus to keep their system clean. As we are talking about Internet right now, it is better to use the antivirus which is also providing security for the infected sites and mails. As all antivirus provide such facility, some are only limited to scan hard disk, flash drive and other things. But better choose antivirus which also provides security for our Internet work which will give us safe Internet experience.
  •    Be careful while using unknown sites and unknown downloads
This is quite common mistake which can cause unwanted troubles to your PC. There are many people who never think before using unknown sites and downloading unknown stuffs. But this is the most important thing to take care of. Some infected sites can easily destroy your computer by plugging virus or spyware in it. Same goes for unknown downloads. Some unknown downloads or pirated software can easily create a fuss in your system.
  •  Keep your system Firewall on
Firewall is an important tool for being safe from the unwanted things from the Internet. During installation process some software can tell you about switching off the firewall, be careful on such downloads. If you think they are secure than better switch firewall on after installing process. Firewall keeps track if some software from our computer or site which we are surfing trying to access our computer unauthorized. Firewall is a protecting shield for your computers.
  • Installing unknown toolbars and extensions on your browser
Many people download some unknown toolbars and unknown extensions on their browser. Installing such things means we are allowing them to access our data. I mean some of them can track your internet activity for that browser. Keeping all this in mind, surf securely without those unknown stuffs on your browser.
Following these basic rules and ideas you can easily make your Internet experience safe and secure. Hope it will help you browse secure.

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2016 West Rosecrans Avenue,Gardena,
California, 90249
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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Computer Maintenance Tips to Avoid a Slow Computer



Computers are an important part of our lives and to deprive them of computer maintenance is only going to cause errors in the future. We can keep a computer running like a new computer if we care for your computer the right way. Computers only run slower as they age because they haven’t been maintained properly, so here are computer maintenance tips to help you avoid a slow computer.

1.       Fix Error Messages
Who doesn’t hate computer error messages? They’re usually misleading, distracting and often useless, but if you ignore them, you shouldn’t be surprised if your computer slows down. An error message tells you that something is erroneous. If you don’t take the time to figure out what is wrong, you’ll probably suffer for long later on. Too often our techies get calls by users complaining of a slow computer only to find out that the user has been ignoring the same error message for weeks or months. All that suffering could have been avoided with a simple fix to the obvious error message. If you want to avoid a slow computer, this is one computer tip you should never forget: fix error messages right away. Happily, you’re already on the site that will help you fix even the most confusing error messages.

2.       Remove Unused Programs
Unused programs shouldn’t disturb your computer—they’d just take up a little extra disk space on you system. But too many unused programs, especially adware, install extra features on your computer that makes your computer slow. For example, some unused programs install small programs that run when your computer starts up. Each of these programs takes up a little bit of your computer memory and a little bit of your computer processing (CPU); they may also “ping” other computers on the Internet, taking up a little bit of your network bandwidth. These unused programs begin to use too much of your computer’s resources, slowing it down. The solution is simple: uninstall programs you’re not using. After you remove all the programs you don’t need, reboot your computer to kill any old startup programs issues.

3.       Defragment
The ancient computers needed all of the help they could get, so Microsoft designed Windows to save files as quickly as possible. Saving files was quick and better because Windows would tear the files into several smaller pieces called fragments and write them on separate parts of the disk. Reading those fragments makes your computer take longer to open files. Microsoft suggests that you speed up your computer by removing the fragments and turning the pieces into whole files again—a process called defragmentation. You should run the defragment tool from the control panel at least once a month on an active computer.

4.       Clean the Registry
You probably keep all of your paper records in a file cabinet. When you need information from an old credit card statement, you open your file cabinet, flip through all the old folders until you get to the credit card folder, find the specific statement, and pull it out. Windows does the same thing when it needs some information about a piece of software, except it uses the Windows Registry instead of a file cabinet. The problem is that Windows checks the Windows Registry hundreds or thousands of times a day. Imagine if you had to check your file cabinet hundreds of times a day—you’d quickly realize how much time you’re wasting flipping through old folders. You’d probably take a moment and throw out those old folders.

5.       Get Better Anti-Virus Software
When you get a new laptop, you get impressed at how fast it ran. Then you installed the anti-virus software and it seems like all you ever saw was an hourglass. Every anti-virus program will slow down your computer, but the best anti-virus programs will slow it down the least because they’re optimized. If you aren’t happy with your anti-virus program, don’t just keep using it and look for alternatives. See our virus removal software page for some great ideas. Visit www.itassists.com for instant help.

6.       Use Your Senses
The simplest on-going maintenance you can do for your computer is to pay attention to it. Notice when it starts making a new sound or when it starts overheated. Remember that problems are usually easiest to fix the sooner you start working on them. Even the best computer maintenance tips are no substitute for fixing current problems. Not interested in doing all this computer maintenance yourself? Call VSupport for instant technical assistance.



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Or Get in touch with the company at:

VSupport Limited Liability Company

2016 West Rosecrans Avenue,Gardena,
California, 90249
Contact No. -  1-855-803-4636 (Toll free)