This past month we covered topics such as how to troubleshoot internet connection problems, whether or not dust can actually damage your computer, 7 ways to free up hard disk space on Windows, and more. Join us as we look back at the best articles for October.
The Best Articles of October
Note: Articles are listed as #10 through #1.
HTG Explains: How Antivirus Software Works
Antivirus programs are powerful pieces of software that are essential on Windows computers. If you’ve ever wondered how antivirus programs detect viruses, what they’re doing on your computer, and whether you need to perform regular system scans yourself, read on.
HTG Explains: Why You Shouldn’t Use a Task Killer On Android
Some people think that task killers are important on Android. By closing apps running in the background, you’ll get improved performance and battery life – that’s the idea, anyway. In reality, task killers can reduce your performance and battery life.
7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows
Hard drives are getting larger and larger, but somehow they always seem to fill up. This is even more true if you’re using a solid-state drive (SSD), which offers much less hard drive space than traditional mechanical hard drives.
Is It Possible for My Internet Router to Wear Out?
Day after day your humble and hard working router holds your home network together and links it to the greater internet. Is it possible to work it to death?
HTG Explains: What is the Windows Page File and Should You Disable It?
Windows uses a page file to store data that can’t be held by your computer’s random-access memory when it fills up. While you can tweak the page file settings, Windows can manage the page file fine on its own.
Can Dust Actually Damage My Computer?
Thousands of hours per year of fan-driven air movement combined with electrostatic charges make computers veritable dust magnets. Is all that dust simply a nuisance or is it actually harmful?
How To Troubleshoot Internet Connection Problems
Internet connection problems can be frustrating. Rather than mashing F5 and desperately trying to reload your favorite website when you experience a problem, here are some ways you can troubleshoot the problem and identify the cause.
What To Do If You Get a Virus on Your Computer
Whether you saw a message saying a virus was detected or your computer seems slow and unreliable, this guide will walk you through the process of dealing with your infection and removing the malware.
What Is the Purpose of the "Do Not Cover This Hole" Hole on Hard Drives?
From tiny laptop hard drives to beefier desktop models, traditional disk-based hard drives have a very bold warning on them: DO NOT COVER THIS HOLE. What exactly is the hole and what terrible fate would befall you if you covered it?
How To Get a Better Wireless Signal and Reduce Wireless Network Interference
Like all sufficiently advanced technologies, Wi-Fi can feel like magic. But Wi-Fi isn’t magic – it’s radio waves. A variety of things can interfere with these radio waves, making your wireless connection weaker and more unreliable.
- Published 11/1/12