Rob Walls

IT Admin in Southern Illinois. Previously Apple Certified Technician with 9 years in the IT/repair world. Writer for PCTechbytes.com and assist in the forum.Have a PC/Mac issue, check out our helpful forums

Remote Administration Tool Attacks And How They Affect You

The Internet is a scary place once again.  If you’re not prepared to run the gauntlet of attacks aimed at your precious PC, there could be dire consequences.  Updates and Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware software will assist you in staying clean and free …

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Fast Wireless USB Finally On The Horizon

One vision shared by the entire IT community is a world without wires–a world where all of our peripherals, speakers, video, backup, and external drives all operate sans wires.  Wireless USB devices such as mice and keyboards paved the way …

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Best Websites For Computer Drivers and Manuals

Do you need computer drivers or manuals? While in my numerous endeavors, I have come across many different sites that I rely on constantly.  Some are ones you may have heard of while others are golden gems hiding out in …

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Make Bootable Ultimate Boot CD USB Drive

With the advent of netbooks, tablets, and Macs that do not have an optical drive, we have had to advance the way we are able to install an OS or run diagnostic utilities.  One of the most commonly recommended utility …

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K9 Web Protection – Let’s Block Some Websites!

Needing any help to lock down a PC or block annoying sites like twitter, Facebook, Myspace or other websites?  Having trouble with junior looking up websites above his pay grade or tired of the kids being on the internet all …

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Linksys Routers Under Attack!

Using a Linksys router at home or at a small business?  There could be inherent security holes within the base firmware that comes shipped on the device.  The base firmware that comes installed with the EA2700, 3500, 4500 series routers, …

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I Spilled Liquid On My Laptop! Now What?

This may be your face when it happens to you. Every day, 1 in 20 Americans spill something on their laptop (Also, 48% of statistics are made up). So something liquid finds its way onto your laptop or smart phone …

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Portable Apps For Antivirus and Anti-Malware

The invention of USB was one of the greatest achievements in PC history.  Ok, maybe I’m gushing a little but with what other connection can you do so many things?  Need to install an OS, run some antivirus or anti-malware …

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Idiots Guide To The Internet

I’ve personally worked in the consumer and business computer repair industry for about 8 and 1/2 years now and I have seen people do a lot of “interesting” things with their computers.  Some things that a PC was never intended …

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Changing Logon Screen For Windows 7

With Windows 8 now officially on the store shelves and a plethora of articles, walkthroughs, and reviews have hit the Internet by storm, I’m going to backtrack just a bit for those of us who haven’t made the leap.  There …

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Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

Updating your computer is a very vital step taken to protect from security exploits and malware in general.  It is something that has to be done on a regular basis to keep your computer running as smooth as possible.  But…. …

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Printers, Ink, Toner, And Common Issues

It seems like every day we have to print out an invoice, receipt, homework, etc. from our computer and usually when we need that printed information right away, BAM!  Printing error or paper jam.  Don’t even get me started on …

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Print To USB Printer From Your iPhone Or iPad

No Longer are we bound by AirPrint enabled printers.  Now we can print from our iOS device directly to any USB connected shared printer! If those two sentences made you squeal like a 12 year old high schooler, you should …

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New Advances In “Password” Technology

Every day someone is a victim of some form of identity theft.  Whether it be someone as simple as accessing your Facebook that you left logged in on a public computer or someone gaining access to your credit or debit …

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Choosing The Correct USB Hub

This one is a bit of a pet peeve of mine.  To the casual computer user, utilizing a USB hub would probably consist of plugging in a thumb drive or two into it.  Considering a thumb drive or two will …

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