Category Archives for "Computer Software"

What is Net Neutrality and Does it Affect You?

Net neutrality is a term which refers to allowing all legal content to pass through to consumers, as well as allowing consumers to use the devices they choose in order to connect to the internet. You see, net neutrality dates back to 2003 when some big name broadband providers were banning customers from using Wi-Fi […]

How to Avoid Tech Support Scams

Tech support scams are a common fear for almost every Internet user. Whether you’re a computer novice or a tech savvy wiz, those scary pop ups urging you to call in for support seem convincing. Scammers are getting smarter, which means their tactics appear more and more official.   How Tech Support Scams Work   […]

7 Affordable Tips to Keep Small Business IT up to Speed

When you’re running a small business, it’s important to keep a tight hold on your company budget. But in this day and age, having an up-to-date IT setup in your office is critical for your company’s success – even if you’re not doing much business online.   Buy Your Hardware in Bulk Most IT companies […]

What performance upgrades can be added to my computer?

Performance upgrades on computers isn’t as unusual as you might think. At some point, anyone who owns a computer is going to get frustrated by its limitations.  Even if you have the newest, most expensive, fastest computer available now, eventually  new technology is going to push the limits and make your computer start to look […]

6 Reasons Your Business Needs a Server Maintenance Plan

Owning a business in 2015 means that most likely, technology is indispensable to your business operations. Whether you have a web-based business or simply utilize information technology to keep your office running smoothly, it’s important to have a server maintenance plan to keep the technology that you rely on working properly. Here are a few […]

How to Change Your Keyboard in Windows 8

Windows 8 was released in late October 2012, generating much hype for the new operating system. The Windows 8 design made it ideal for touch-screen input, and it included a Windows Store where one could purchase applications. In Windows 8, the standard keyboard, a QWERTY keyboard, was installed, but like with every operating system and […]

Critical Windows Schannel Vulnerability – Why You Need the Patch NOW

In early November, Microsoft released a patch meant to repair a critical Windows Schannel vulnerability affecting many of the Windows versions currently in use. Microsoft initially reported no knowledge of anyone actually exploiting this particular vulnerability. However, speculation is rampant that this vulnerability could be at the root of what lead to the recent Home […]

Are you getting the most out of your computers and network?

Have you asked yourself lately if you’re getting the most value out of your computer and networking systems? Have you ever had training on the programs and software you have installed on your system? If the answer is no, chances are you have functionality you’re not using; but you could be. Believe it or not, […]

Keep Your Computer Healthy with Preventative Maintenance

Did you know that every day computer use slows down your computer over time? Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your computer operating at maximum performance. West County Computers recommends preventative maintenance on computers at least twice a year for the average user, quarterly for the heavy computer user. Preventative maintenance cleans up left over files from […]