This page contains links to computer related resources that I hope you will find useful.
It is essential that you protect your computer from potentially harmful virus software. Many new computers come with pre-installed anti-virus software coupled with a short period of free updates, typically 6 months. Once this period has expired you will be alerted and offered the opportunity to pay for further updates.
Many computers we are asked to look at have out of date anti-virus software installed. New viruses appear constantly and it is therefore important to keep on top of updates. The following links give details of free anti-virus products - please check the licence details carefully as some are only free for personal use.
If all you need is an on-demand scanner to supplement your real-time on-access product, you could consider ClamWin.
Back up software
Backing up your documents and pictures is essential. All too often we are presented with systems that will not start Windows. In many cases the hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced. Specialist firms can recover data from such drives but it's an expensive business.
A simple back up to blank CD or DVD media or to an external hard drive can help to protect you from the loss of personal documents and photographs.
The following software may help you with your backups:
For recovering accidentally deleted pictures on memory cards try Smart Recovery.
Other free software
Office suite - Open Office
Check out Pricelessware