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5 Things You Should Know Before Trying to Fix Your Computer

I was once paid my hourly rate, to drive over and turn the ups back on. A cradle switch.

If any of this is going over the heads of people who aren’t computer savvy, let me explain. Malware are programs distributed by dickwad companies that get downloaded and installed to your computer, usually without your knowledge. They can be attached to other seemingly innocent programs like Weatherbug, screen savers or a simple flash game. They can also be embedded right into the website you’re visiting, so that simply looking at their page infects your computer. If your computer’s problem is that it’s running slow or spawning popups or redirecting you to another website at random, this is most likely the cause. And it’s fixable without you having to pay some guy $200 to do it for you. Wiping your computer is not the solution because the actual fix takes half as long, and you don’t lose any of your files in the process.

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