ParetoLogic cracks Branham300 for sixth straight year

Thanks to another successful year, ParetoLogic has found itself listed among the top technology companies in Canada. For the sixth consecutive year, ParetoLogic has been named to the Branham300. ParetoLogic ranked 85th on the annual ranking of the top 250 Read more

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Is your slow computer costing you days?

Do you how much a poor-performing PC costs you?
A survey by SanDisk, showed that computer users in the UK spent more than 130 hours twiddling their thumbs due to slow-loading PCs, files, and applications. That is almost five and a half days of waiting!
The study of 8,000 desktop computer users also showed the amount of frustration slow computers can cause. Respondents ranked these slowdowns as one of the top seven most stressful experiences in everyday life. That’s right – slow computers ranked right up there with waiting for buses and/or trains or for the heating system to be fixed!
Digital downtime is so frustrating that 17% said they have actually thrown equipment against a wall or stomped on it! In addition, 30% said dealing with slow computers put them in a bad mood for the rest of the day.

It does not have to be this way! RegCure Pro can help. This easy-to-use software targets common computer problem areas that cause computer slowdowns. It will:
• Fix system and registry errors that can cause slowdowns
• Stop unwanted processes that hog resources and bring things to a crawl
• Defrag for improved file saving and recalling times
• Remove active malware that can do devious deeds as well as causing performance problems
• Get rid of junk files and temporary items that take up memory space

In the UK survey, users spent up to 12 minutes waiting for their computers to load. Slow startup times are likely because too many programs and processes try to start when you boot up. RegCure Pro helps you stop unwanted processes from starting up. As well, RegCure Pro also boasts other helpful tools and features.

Don’t make your computer force you to dropkick it! Take time now to help your computer perform better.

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Top 10 PC Resolutions – Just in Time for the New Year

Looking to make a New Year’s resolution? How about resolving to secure and maintain your computer in 2014. We have 10 resolutions for PC security, optimization and maintenance that we are sure you can keep!

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for your Computer:

1. Secure your computer. Anytime you search online or open your email, your PC is at risk of being infected by viruses, spyware, adware, and other malware. While being careful where you click, it is also a great idea to have a strong antivirus installed. Consider one, such as ParetoLogic Internet Security, that not only removes malicious programs, but also features malware blocking, a firewall, email protection, and prevents you from unknowingly surfing to dangerous sites.

2. Use better passwords. Strong passwords lock up your Facebook, Twitter, and other online accounts against hackers and cybercriminals. It is best to have a unique password for each of your accounts. Consider using passwords that are at least eight characters long, don’t have your user name or real name, do not contain a complete word, are very different from your other passwords, and have both uppercase and lowercase letters as well as number and symbols. A password manager and generator can help with this.

3. Back up your files. It is very frustrating to lose files to accidental deletions, hard drive failures, computer theft, or other unforeseen circumstances. It takes a lot of work to recreate some files, while precious photos and videos could be gone forever. It is recommended that you backup your files, whether it be on disc, an external drive, or online. SpeedyBackup is an option for online storage that lets you add features to fit your needs and budget.

4. Clean your email inbox. An email inbox that is chockfull of messages makes it very hard to find anything. You can start the new year off right by taking some time to get rid of unneeded messages. As well, you could set up folders and filters to separate messages into categories so that they are easier to find. For example, you could have folders for personal, work, shopping-related, and volunteer organization emails.

5. Improve your startup time. Does your computer take a long time to start up? The problem is likely that a number of programs and processes are trying to launch at the same time when you boot up. There are not enough resources available to support all of these. To decrease your computer’s startup time, you can prune the list of programs slated to launch. An easy way to do this is using the free Startup Manager in RegCure Pro.

6. Increase browsing speed. Whether you are using Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer, you can change the settings to increase your web browser’s speed. You could set your browser so that it does not keep pages in the history more than a couple days or reduce the disk space it uses to something like 8MB. Or you might consider regularly removing temporary items and disabling add-ons, plug-ins and browser toolbars that you don’t use.

7. Get rid of junk files. Your computer stores a lot of info. Sometimes what it saves is not useful and just eats up valuable memory space. It is a good idea to get rid of junk files, duplicate files and clutter. ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor has tools to clear temporary files and find and remove duplicates.

8. Organize your files better. Being able to easily find your files when you want them makes your computing life a lot easier. Instead of saving everything to your Desktop, try to put them in a folder in Documents. It might take a few more seconds, but it will make it much easier to find what you want. If you have files you want to keep but don’t need often, consider moving them to a disc, external drive, or cloud storage.

9. Review online privacy settings. It might not be the most exciting thing, but reviewing your social media and online privacy settings could help you avoid a faux pas that could affect your job, friendships, or security. With Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites, it is important to understand what you are sharing with everyone. On some sites, you can restrict what is shared to specific groups. This means only a close group of friends or family can see certain things. It is also a good idea to understand what your web browser is storing. If someone accesses your machine, they could get confidential or possibly embarrassing information about you. You might want to consider a program like Privacy Controls to thoroughly erase your browser history and private information.

10. Share and sync between devices. Do you find it hard to email large files to friends? Or are you often emailing files to yourself so that you have them at both home and work? These both can be a pain. By using software such as SpeedyBackup, you can easily share large files with friend by sending them a link to them. As well, you can sync files between computers.

It isn’t always easy to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. In the case of the ones above, we are sure you can do it! These resolutions will help protect your PC and maintain it for improved performance.

Leave a comment on Facebook or Tweet us to let us know what your PC resolutions are for 2014!

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Why Won’t Your Computer Start?

August 3, 2013 

There are few things more frustrating: you push the “Power” button on your computer and… Nothing happens!

There are many reasons why your computer might not start. Sometimes it can be something very simple. Check out the most common reasons your PC might not boot up.

No Power

It might sound too simplistic, but often the reason a PC won’t start is because it has no power! Be sure to check the electrical cords. You might have unplugged it in a storm or maybe a child or pet accidentally hit the wire and it came unplugged or loose. If you are sure you have electricity, but you press the “Power” button but lights don’t flash and there are no noises, you might have a dead power supply. These can easily be replaced.

Monitor Troubles

In some cases, your PC might be booting up fine, but you just can’t see it. Check to make sure your video displays are plugged in, connected to your PC and turned on.

Disconnected Hardware

If you have been transporting your computer equipment or if it has been banged around, parts of the hardware, such as the graphics card or even the Central Processing Unit (CPU), might have become dislodged. You can check to make sure your cards are properly plugged in. For other checks, it might be best have a technician take a look.

Give your computer a quick performance tune-up with RegCure Pro: Free Scan

Not Actually Off

Computers can be sneaky at times! They can appear to be off, but actually still be on. To completely power off your machine, hold down the “Power” button for three to five seconds. After ensuring it is completely off, try starting it again as usual.

Bad Disk Drive

At times your computer will start booting and then stop. This could mean that you have a bad drive. You could contact a technician to be sure and see if they could fix the boot sector of your hard drive.

There are a number of reasons why your PC might not be starting up. Hopefully the tips above helped you figure out what is happening with your PC.

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How-to: Remove that Program You Hate

March 8, 2013 

Over time, the unwanted programs you have uninstalled can leave remnants that accumulate and diminish PC performance. 

Uninstalling programs seems simple. However, if programs are not properly uninstalled, they can leave pieces behind that can potentially cause computer instability and confusion.

We all have had programs that we have tried out and found them not to be what we needed. Or maybe you don’t want to use certain software anymore. How do you get rid of it?

There are some right ways to uninstall unwanted software – and some wrong ones. For example, deleting the application icon that appears on your desktop does not remove the program from your PC. It just gets rid of the icon.

Recently uninstalled something? Clean up the remnants with RegCure Pro: Scan Now

Another issue to be careful about when uninstalling programs is to ensure that everything goes with the unwanted software. Often various files, folders, registry entries and even Start menu entries are left behind. Having extra items on your PC eats up space and can add to increased instability. As well, it can be very confusing for the user.

Follow the steps and options below to correctly and safely uninstall programs. Read more

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Checklist: Fast Computer Startup

November 27, 2012 

Reduce Windows starting times with RegCure Pro

Does it take an irritatingly long time for your computer to start up?

You have two options here. One is to find something else to occupy your time while it starts up. You could make a cup of coffee, read War and Peace, learn to knit, etc. Or you could try some of the suggestions below to help your computer get started faster.

1. Have fewer programs starting up: When you turn on your computer, a number of programs and processes try to start. Windows processes and your anti-virus software are needed when your machine starts. However, other programs are just slowing things down. You should try to disable these unwanted “startup items.” One way you can do this is with the startup manager in many ParetoLogic products, including RegCure Pro.

2. Increase your RAM: It seems like you can never have enough RAM. As many different tasks occur happen when you boot up, additional RAM can help decrease start up times.

3. Get rid of unneeded fonts: By reducing the number of fonts on your machine, you might find that it boots up faster. Use the Start menu search function to search for Fonts and then select and delete the ones you do not use.

4. Disable devices: If you have a number of devices, it can slow down your PC. You can unplug these devices or, perhaps in the case of your webcam or Bluetooth transmitters, just disable them until you need them. This is easily done though the Device Manager, which can be found by using the search function on the Start menu.

5. Clean the registry:The Windows registry contains important information about programs, settings and preferences. Errors in the Windows registry can cause stability and performance issues as well as slowdowns at startup. Programs such as RegCure Pro can safely and thoroughly clean the registry.

6. Clean with RegCure Pro for an immediate speed increase: Clean Now

7. Change Boot Timeout Value: This is a bit of a more advanced trick, but it is easily done. With multiple operating systems, the boot timeout value is how long your system waits for you before it starts up in the default operating system. For Windows, the default is 30 seconds – too long! Type msconfig into the Start menu search box, click on the Boot tab and switch the timeout value to 10.
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What Gets Left Behind After You Uninstall?

September 18, 2012
by Robin Wark

Uninstalling through the Windows Control Panel does not remove all traces of a program.

There are times when it makes sense to uninstall software. You don’t need a bunch of programs hogging space and resources when you don’t really need them. However, when you uninstall software, you need to be careful.

You don’t want to uninstall software incorrectly. Also, you want to ensure that everything is gone. If items are left behind in the Windows registry, they can cause problems. This cleanup is the final step in the uninstall process – but it is a very important one. Follow our suggestions below to ensure proper uninstallation.

Make Sure You Have a Backup

If you never use a program or do not like it, you probably won’t want to use it again. However, there might be a case where you use a program once in a while but don’t need it on your machine all of the time. Before uninstalling, make sure you have the disk for it stored in an easy-to-find location or that you can easily download the software from its website. Read more

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