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Why Should I Update My Software?

That pop-up message telling you to update yet again. You have to make a choice: update now or later. It’s tempting to just keep hitting “remind me later,” but that turns into “never” too easily. Keeping your software up-to-date is an important consideration. It’s one of the most important things you can do to keep your computer safe. It affects usability, security and compatibility with other software.

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Slow Computer Is Slow Part I

A common problem people experience with their computers is that they just aren’t fast enough. Maybe it was a speed demon 18 months ago, but now it’s just floundering or crawling and you’d like to know why and what to do about it. There are quite a few reasons why a computer could slow down, some deal with the physical condition of the computer and others with the software. Either way, here are the most common causes of computer slowness and what can be done about them.

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How to Help Prevent Getting Re-infected by viruses (Or Get Infected in the First Place.)

One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Geek Easy Computers, is “How do I avoid getting viruses?” Ask 10 different people, you’ll get 10 different answers. But there are many factors that contribute to getting (or avoiding) viruses.

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Do I Need This Patch?

Do I need to download this “patch”?

It’s a question almost every “computer guy/girl” gets asked frequently. Usually because the “asker” was just interrupted by a message stating something like “Java update X.XX available for download” followed by a link or update button. Most programs that frequently update will present a message similar to this when an update is available, unless it is auto-updating.

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Essential FREE Software

We get asked frequently, what free software do we recommend?  What software do WE use?  Those are really good questions because there is a lot of free software out there and its hard to know which is good and which is not worth bothering with.  Well we thought about it, and put together a PDF document with the top 15 free applications that we all use and feel that you shouldn’t be with out!  We give a brief description and a direct download link with each one.  Happy downloading! If you have a favorite we’ve missed, please share in the comments section below.

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