There are over 1 billion computers in
use all over the world today. Let’s face it; you love your smart
phone more than your PC, but you can’t really avoid using the
computer at work. At least not until screens and keyboards can be
dynamically re-sized and printer drivers for mobile phones are
Things may change in this field within
the next five to ten years (there is already smart electronic paper
that is looking promising), but for now most of us are stuck with at
least two multimedia devices.
So, what to do when your PC decides to
slow down and become virus infested? Well, you could waste the better
part of a weekend with cleaning out viruses, backing up your files,
reinstalling the operating system, and all the apps and updates, and
finally, copying your files back.
One alternative is to give your
computer to one of the nerds in the family to fix it and hope it
doesn’t get screwed up even more. Of course, if you have the money,
you can drop it off at a repair shop and wait a week to get it back.
Or you could try something fancy like a
cell phone app that can diagnose and fix issues remotely. A new
cellular app has been released that has over 200 routines for
scanning and fixing errors related to viruses and spy-ware. It also
comes with procedures to update registries and optimize the operating
The only recommendation is that you
first back up your files in case the repair program goes a little too
far and makes it worse. One pre-requisite is that your computer can
at least start up and show the desktop, because you need to install
some files that will be used to scan the computer.
For an example of this type of
software, go to your mobile apps store and search for the Live Gooroo
(TM) application. This app also has a support neighborhood, where you
can chat with support (fees may apply) to discuss problems and fixes.
If all of that doesn’t work for you,
the suggestion is to go buy a new computer and have some fun with it!