A Guide to Rekindling Your Relationship

Your smartphone is your own personal assistant. It answers questions for you, it entertains you, and it connects you to the people you care about. It is your clock, your calendar, and even your flashlight.

5 Tips to Improving Your Computer’s Performance

According to Computers and Education, an international research journal, students spend an average of over 36 hours per week on a computer. Your computer usage in time is nearly equivalent to a full-time job! And depending on your career choice, your full-time job upon graduation may still continue and exceed this statistic.

New trojan horse attacks 600,000 Macs

Apple can no longer completely pride itself on being “virus free.” A new trojan, termed the “Flashback Trojan,” has infected around 600,000 Apple computers. Below is a quick overview of what the Flashback Trojan is, how to check if a computer is infected, and how to remove it. What is Flashback? Flashback, which first appeared [more…]

Tips & Tricks — March

Computers can be infected with many kinds of viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Viruses mainly attack when the internet is being used. By following simple tricks and techniques a world of e-hurt can be prevented. Avoid email viruses Use common sense before downloading any email attachment from email, even if it is from a friend [more…]

Tips for safe downloading

In the ever-growing era of the Internet, one thing that grabs a user’s attention is downloading. Unfortunately, whenever someone downloads a file, whether the file is a spreadsheet, a cool screen saver, or music from someone else’s computer, they put their computer at risk. The easiest way to keep from getting infected is prevention. Keeping [more…]

Antivirus protection and personal computer configuration

After arriving back on campus, you might be quickly disappointed and easily frustrated with your laptop running slow.  Hopefully this is not the case, but if so, there are a few quick things that you could do to help get it back up-to-par. The reason the laptops might be running slower is because if the [more…]

Are you protected?

The Northwest laptops come pre-installed with a great anti-virus program, Microsoft Forefront Client Security; however, is it enough to keep a computer safe? The truth is that even a great program like Microsoft Forefront Client Security does not catch all of the destructive programs that have been written. Northwest suggests a few programs that students [more…]