asked Computer Questions
How do I get rid of Pop-ups?
A. At the present
time pop-ups are just an irritant we all dread dealing with.
We suggest a program that is free of charge to help control
the pop ups. This will not prevent pop up ads completely but
running the program frequently will control the amount of pop
ups that tend to invade your computer. Keep in mind that pop
ups appear more frequently on some sites than others. We highly
suggest avoiding those sites that tend to bring on more pop
up ads. The following is a link that will take you to the publisher
of this software(Ad-aware 6.0).
Do I need to update my Windows Operating system?
When there are updates available for whatever Windows operating
system you are using, we highly recommend these updates be downloaded.
These are a free service provided by Microsoft and help secure
your system. Microsoft has put together a faq page about these
updates. The following is a link to Microsoft's faq's page.
How do I save a page on the Internet to my "Favorites"?
A. I have found
that there are lots of users that assume a page they have gone
too will always be in the drop down box from the address bar.
Periodically, the history folder on your computer needs to be
cleaned up. When you delete your history files those address's
in that drop down bar will disappear. To save an address to
your favorites follow these steps: While viewing the page you
want saved, go to the tab on the very top of your browser that
says "favorites". You will then have a choice to save
it where it is at or make a new folder to place this in. On
how to clean your history folder see following question.
How do I clear my history and Temporary Internet files?
A. These files
should be cleared periodically. While in your browser, choose
the option "tools" from the very top. Then choose
to delete cookies and temporary internet files. In this area
you can also choose to "clear history". You can set
your history to stay on your computer from 0-20 days. That is
up to you how long you wish for these history files to stay
on your computer.
How do I change my opening page when I go to Internet Explorer?
A. When you first
set up your computer it has a default page depending on where
and whom you bought the machine from. If you prefer another
page to be your opening page simply go to "tools"
while the browser is open and either type the address in the
address bar that lists "opening page" or choose current
if you are viewing the page you want the browser to open too
automatically when you open Internet Explorer.
We are test driving a new browser. This new browser by Firefox
claims to block popups and Adware. By avoiding Adware or less
of it, we are willing to give it a try. So far this product
seems to work quite well. You would be amazed at what you can
control with a browser! We suggest you give it a try. Best of
all, it is completely free! Here is the link:
Training - Online, your home or our office.