PC Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks

Malware / Spyware removal instructions

STEP 1: Remove bootkits and trojans with Kaspersky TDSSKiller In this first step, we will run a system scan with Kaspersky TDSSKIller to remove any malicious software that might be installed on your system. * Please download the latest official version of Kaspersky TDSSKiller. KASPERSKY TDSSKILLER DOWNLOAD LINK (http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/tdsskiller.exe)_(This link will automatically download Kaspersky TDSSKiller on your computer.)_ * Double-click on tdsskiller.exe to ...

Get your PC in tip-top shape

_From Marco Chiappetta | PCWorld_ Trying to keep your PC running smoothly sometimes feels like an impossible task. Windows is prone to all kinds of bloat, which can bog down your PC or—in severe cases—even render a system functionally useless. Over time, it’s almost impossible to prevent unsavory apps and other files from infiltrating a Windows PC, regardless of how careful a user you may be. There are simply too many ways for junk to seep its way in. With regular maintenance and a bit of eff...

My PC Won't Boot Into Windows!

Try Safe Mode First When your PC just won't boot into Windows at all, you'll probably want to start off with Safe Mode—use the F8 key right when the system starts up to access the menu and see if Windows will boot into Safe Mode. If you're able to get into Windows, the problem is likely something that would load only when you boot normally—graphics card drivers, junk applications, or perhaps some spyware applications. Even Safe Mode Doesn't Work If you can't even get into Safe Mode, you shoul...

The SUPER Basic Guide to Troubleshooting Common Windows PC Problems

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How to solve the 10 most common tech support problems yourself

_From Ben Kim | PC World_ Whether you’re dealing with your dad’s decade-old computer or your own custom-built gaming rig, troubleshooting PC problems is a part of everyday life. Before you make that support call, though, try your hand at DIY tech support. We spoke to some of the best support reps in the business about the most common problems they fix—and how you can do it yourself. Try this first! I know it sounds like a no-brainer, but before you do anything else, restart your computer. Mos...