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This alphabetical list contains a lot of hard to find phone numbers of Computer and Internet Related stuff. This is a basic rough list which I’ll try to update periodically. It’s not perfect as I’m sure I left plenty of companies out and all the phone numbers are US phone numbers with the exception of TuCows, which is a Canadian number and Logitech’s remote control number (They rule!). You may need to put a “1” in front of the Toll Free numbers where applicable. I tried to give customer service contact numbers as much as possible and used the latest phone numbers I could find:

Acer (for notebooks) 800-816-2237 (for Aspire) 800-938-2237

Amazon Support 866-216-1072

Amazon MP3 Support 888-802-3083

Amazon Associates 701-787-9740

AOL:

USA & Canada: 800-827-3338

High Speed Broadband Support: 888-849-3200

Billing: 888-265-8003

Cancellation: 888-265-8008

Apple 800-APL-CARE

ATI 905-882-2626

Buy.Com – 800-800-0800

Canon 800-OK-CANON

CNET 1-800-616-CNET

Compaq (Part of … Read More

The most common visual is the pale nerd in his mother’s basement who is getting into his university server to change his rivals grades to failing ones. Then there are the various Hollywood depictions which show “master criminals” manipulating traffic signals and financial markets. This is a fairly recent use of the word “hacker” and for years before it had a very different meaning.

In the early 90’s when Linux (a popular free computer operating system) was introduced, the word hacker did not even exist. Users of these operating systems referred to themselves as “hackers”, only due to their ability to manipulate and reuse programming code for their own purposes, outside of its originally intended purpose. If you think of them as chefs, everyone has that one basic recipe for lobster bisque, but each chef will put their own spin on the recipe to make it their own. They were … Read More

During the lifetime of your PC or laptop, you will experience various common problems, such a decrease in the performance of your machine, plus additional DLL errors and the dreaded blue screen of death. In extreme cases your operating system will crash.

You should never expect your computer to run at peak performance, like just when you bought it.

Like any machine you have to take care of it and carry out regular maintenance.

We are going to highlight within this article the top three warning signs indicating that your computer registry is corrupted. It is recommended to carry out steps to get the problem fixed.

The first common problem which has already been mentioned, will be your machine slowing down. This happens because over time, we add and remove applications and programs.

However sometimes the programs are not removed completely and this can result in conflicts with existing data. … Read More

Weather you know it or not, every time your computer starts up there are programs that run in the background and start up without your knowledge every time your computer comes up. Even though many of these programs are often times necessary to run your PC, sometimes it helps to turn a few of these things off to help increase your computers performance. But beneficial programs are not the only things that start up when you boot up your computer. Sometimes, if you are infected with a virus or a malware, they too will come up when your PC reboots so that they can run in the background without you even knowing they are there until you start noticing some of the tell tale signs that something is wrong.

Safekeeper is one such malware. Disguised to look and act as if it’s really a beneficial antispyware program, this malicious software … Read More

Some Universal Tips To Protect You Against Computer Viruses

  • Use a standard user account
  • Use the Highest User Account Control Setting (UAC)
  • Use an Antivirus with Web Security
  • Enable automatic update Java
  • Keep your Windows Up to Date
  • Use a Windows EMET (Enhance Mitigation Experience Toolkit)

Use a standard user account

Now the first thing is to make sure that your user account that you’re using every day is a standard account, not an admin account. The reason most computer viruses these days especially once the drive-by without any user interaction. It really requires you to be an admin to work properly.

So if you’re just a standard user and you don’t have admin privileges, which isn’t that big of a deal. Then it means that the virus is not going to be able to install itself. Or if it is then it means it’s not going to be able … Read More

People certainly aren’t camping outside stores in the rain to get the latest and greatest desktop computer these days, but PCs are far from dead. Simply put, there are certain functions that mobile devices and laptops either can’t do or can’t do nearly as well as a desktop.

Not to mention, there’s no beating the price. A budget desktop is going to be miles ahead of a budget laptop. It’s expensive to make things small. The small size is what appeals to some people when choosing a new computer, but these days big honking towers aren’t your only choice.

Styles of desktop computers

There’s a lot more variation and choice in the desktop form factor, which is great in some ways, but also makes the buying process that much more complicated. You can find computers in each of these categories at a variety of price points, so the most important … Read More

Importance of Computer Forensics

May 3, 2020 | computer | No Comments

Computer forensics is the process of using the latest knowledge of science and technology with computer sciences to collect, analyze and present proofs to the criminal or civil courts. Network administrator and security staff administer and manage networks and information systems should have complete knowledge of computer forensics. The meaning of the word “forensics” is “to bring to the court”. Forensics is the process which deals in finding evidence and recovering the data. The evidence includes many forms such as finger prints, DNA test or complete files on computer hard drives etc. The consistency and standardization of computer forensics across courts is not recognized strongly because it is new discipline.

It is necessary for network administrator and security staff of networked organizations to practice computer forensics and should have knowledge of laws because rate of cyber crimes is increasing greatly. It is very interesting for mangers and personnel who want … Read More

How can I keep my computer clean and tidy?

When we are asked by friends and family how can they keep their computer clean, the one tool we always recommend is CCleaner. CCleaner differs from antivirus tools as it designed to keep your computer tidy – think Jacques from Finding Nemo!

CCleaner will search through your computer and clear out all of the files that have been created when you surf the internet or install software. The majority of these files are benign and pose no threat to you, but they do take up space on your computer so let CCleaner remove them for you. CCleaner will not delete documents and photos from your desktop of the common document folders.

CCleaner will work on Windows; IOS (Apple) and Android mobiles.

Tell me more about CCleaner and what it can do for me!

When you open CCleaner, you will immediately see … Read More

An Introduction to Computer Forensics

May 3, 2020 | computer | No Comments

Computer Forensics is the process of investigating electronic devices or computer media for the purpose of discovering and analyzing available, deleted, or “hidden” information that may serve as useful evidence in supporting both claims and defenses of a legal matter as well as it can helpful when data have been accidentally deleted or lost due to hardware failure.

However, this is a very old technique but now it has been changed a lot because of technological advances, modern tools and software’s which makes Computer Forensics much easier for Computer Forensic Experts to find & restore more evidence/data faster and with more accuracy.

Computer forensics has change the way digital evidence is gathered & used as evidence of a crime & it is done using advanced techniques and technologies. A computer forensic expert uses these techniques to discover evidence from an electronic storage device for a possible crime. The data can … Read More

If your computer is running slower than normal, it may need the services of a window registry repair pro. Registry repairs are available online and worldwide. So it doesn’t matter if someone lives in Peru, for example, they can still access the same online repair service as someone living in the U.S.A.

If your computer crashes frequently, has DLL errors, regular error messages, or is plagued by constant blue screens, it’s trying to tell you something. It means its Microsoft Windows registry needs repairing or cleaning up.

Software that’s been uninstalled can leave traces behind in the registry. Those traces can give computers operating problems. Just think of how much software the average computer user installs and uninstalls in their computer over a year or so and you’ll begin to realise what a big problem it can be.

Instead of unplugging your computer, heaving it into the car and taking … Read More