More Useful Web links
Awaiting updates to inc Ccleaner, defraggler, etc
This page contains links to various web sites including where one can download useful software like Anti-Virus for protection against infection that can and may do harmful things to your system if left unchecked; Firewalls to help stop outsiders getting in and attacking your system and other things like technical information & utilities listed below.
Useful Utilities for your PC
For both software & hardware which can be useful for fault finding and other areas. It also lists any Microsoft updates including the security ones so that you can see what you have or haven't installed at a glance so to speak.
Another one that covers Help with You PC is helpwithpcs.com
If you know of, or use, other sites, then pass them on so that others may also enjoy them!
Long & ridiculously long url's (web addresses)
Want to cut down exceedingly long url's to a manageable one in order to send it to others via email, or include it in say a Word document?
Some addresses exceed a single line and are painful to either use or bookmark so why not make it more simple for everyone? It's so easy to do you'll end up pasting in the site as a favourite, so visit the site of TinyURL.com.
There are various different versions available, free (personal use only) and pay for!
More recently, having read the various reviews on th edifferent offerings,and becoming more disenchanted with the likes of AVG and Avast (now both owned by Avast) I have reverted to the standard MS offering built into Windows 10 and so far, so good.
At the end of the day, it's your choice!
Again, I'm sticking with the standard MS offerings but there are other packages around including the likes of ZoneAlarm.
PC Security Software inc Spyware
I use AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes alongside the AV software and links to the various sites can be found elsewhere within this section.
An alternative pdf document reader - quicker, more compact and free.
Foxit Software have a pdf reader that to me is way better than Adobe Acrobat Reader due it being much quicker to open up and the bonus is it's much smaller. I'd suggest, even recommend, you give it a try if you're disappointed with the usual Acrobat reader and you can get it now from Foxit Software site.
File Compression software
I use 7-Zip these days both for compressing to zip files as well as decompressing various compressed files and have found it very useful.
Spam email is another problem that's becoming a lot more common and more difficult to recognise.
Basically if you receive email from someone you don't recognise, or maybe the English isn't very clever, don't open it but delete it. Also if an email doesn't have a Subject matter or it again doesn't look right, don't open it. Delete it!
Better safe than sorry. If it was a genuine email someone will no doubt try to reach you again and hopefully use some useful recognisable English!
Under no circumstances should you open any attachments in any email you don't recognise as no doubt it will contain a "nasty" surprise!