PC Won’t Start? Try Microsoft’s FREE Standalone System Sweeper

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper is a basic, portable antivirus tool that can be run from a CD/DVD or USB drive to try to rescue a computer that doesn’t boot up. Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper’s executable file downloads all necessary files during installation, which means you need to be connected to the Internet when creating your […]

Firefox Trojan Steals User’s Passwords

Patchy Phisher Forces Firefox to Forego Forgetting Passwords By Andrew Brandt The patch adds a few lines of code, and comments-out other portions of code, that dictate whether Firefox prompts the user to save passwords when he or she logs into a secure site. Before the infection, a default installation of Firefox 3.6.10 would prompt […]

Internet Explorer Security Fix & Web Browser Choice

You may be hearing news reports or rumours to the effect that Microsoft Internet Explorer is once again unsafe to use, due to recently discovered and apparently quite severe vulnerabilities. Although a proper patch has yet to appear, there is a temporary fix from Microsoft, as pictured below, and it’s just a single click away. […]

Email Scams and Phishing

It ought to go without saying that one should never believe anything at face value. Especially on the internet. However, the internet is also there to help you. Here’s a few useful website links you might wish to bookmark. As Rogues Gallery of Suspicious e-mails says, “It’s important to know that banks do not send […]

Adobe Reader Security News

Certain security issues have been discovered in Adobe’s software Acrobat Reader which have the potential to allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code in PDF files using JavaScript. First a quote from Adobe, then the easy fix that takes only a few seconds to stay safe. “Adobe is aware of reports of a potential […]

StartupMonitor

As a companion piece to the previous software recommendation, Starter, we bring you StartupMonitor. Mike Lin, the software author, probably does the best job of explaining the usefullness of this indispensable little application, so it’s over to him… StartupMonitor is a small utility that runs transparently (it doesn’t even use a tray icon) and notifies […]

Don’t Get Me Started

Starter is a startup manager. It allows you to view, manage and tweak all the programs that startup automatically each time you switch on your PC. Not one for the complete novice, we recommend that you make sure you know what you’re doing before diving in and changing everything, however it is doubtless one of […]

Supercharge the Internet with Firefox

Fireox, the Browser That Has It All Firefox has security, speed and new features that will change the way you use the Web. The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox 3 sets the pace with dozens of new features, including the smart location bar, one-click bookmarking and blindingly fast performance. • Instant Web Site […]

www.pcdoctor.co.uk

Tracking down clear and reliable computer support or pc help can sometimes be no more than a few clicks away. The following links represent a good place to start, and we shall be featuring more on the subject of computer troubleshooting, plus the the best way to find the right information to fix your PC […]