With technology advancing as it is today and “hackers” becoming more and more clever every day with the viruses they create, owning a computer can sometimes prove to be more than challenging. The new FBI MoneyPak Virus, also known as a “rootkit” virus is unfortunately one of the negatives effects of our ever increasing technology. A rootkit virus is a very sneaky type of software, typically designed to perform behind the scenes on one’s computer. This type of virus is designed to hide the existence of certain programs from normal methods of detection and enables the creator of such viruses to access your computer and sometimes important personal and business information. (more…)
DEFINITION: A virtual machine (VM) is a software based, fictive computer. Virtual machines may be based on specifications of a hypothetical computer or emulate the computer architecture and functions of a real world pc.
“Virtual Machines” serve many purposes for home and business use in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Woodland Hills, and beyond. In the field of computer repair I recently set up a virtual machine for a client that required Windows XP operating system to run various older programs that were not compatible with his current operating system of Windows 7. In this situation, a virtual machine was the perfect solution to my client’s problem as he did not desire to do a complete upgrade of all software being used. (more…)
One of the biggest headaches most of our Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Woodland Hills customers need our computer repair services for is computer virus removal. Mobile PC Medics can help you out by telling you what viruses to look out for and how to prevent them from infecting your computer! We’ll also give you some advice on how to make sure a computer virus is removed properly.
1. Different Types of Computer Viruses
Some of the most common computer viruses Mobile PC Medics come across in our computer repair services include worm viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, Rootkit viruses, and rogue security software. (more…)
Purchasing a new computer can be a difficult task for a person who is not familiar with electronics and technology. Computer technology changes almost on a daily basis, and sometimes it can be an overwhelming task for new or existing users in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Woodland Hills to setup their PC’s and devices.
Whether it is a computer or laptop, there are many options to choose from. There are memory and hard drives sizes, motherboard speed, video card quality, and sounds cards to pick from when buying a new pc or laptop. Microsoft also has many different versions of Windows to choose from that have different options for different needs of users of homes or businesses. (more…)
Hard drives, just like any other electronic components, can break down after usage or just plain break. Hard drives are storage devices that hold massive amounts of data including operating systems, files, pictures, music, and several other types of data. A computer hard drive is basically platters that sit on a spindle and a device reads information off these platters when requested by the hardware or operating system.
Today, most hard drives are known as SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) drives and have replaced the older IDE (Integrated Device Electronics) hard drives. Most home or business computers will eventually have their hard drives fail and most users should be aware that backing up important files and information is very necessary. (more…)
Spyware is a type of software that is installed on computers or laptops without the owner knowing. This software collects information about users that can sometimes be harmful and can be used to view user’s internet habits and preferences. Spyware can redirect internet browsers and slow down PCs, annoying many home or business users. Today’s computer users need to be aware of spyware and the effects it has on their computers.
Adware is another type of malware in a different classification than spyware. Adware is different than spyware in that it can be seen by users of programs that benefit from showing ads for free when using their software. (more…)