Computer Networking

A computer network is an interconnection of computing devices for the purpose of sharing files, printers, programs, an Internet connection, etc. A standalone computer is not as useful as a networked computer. Whilst computer networks allow you to share files, a printer, an Internet connection and access the Internet, they can…

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The Menace of Computer Virus

A computer virus is a malicious program that attacks other computer programs and users' data. It replicates by placing copies of itself into other programs, users' files or the boot sector of the hard disk drive. It can steal hard disk space, corrupt important operating system files, damage user's files, slow…

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How to disable Windows update and why you should do so

Given the title of this post, I think it is important to state unequivocally that Windows updates are needed for protecting your computer system against viruses, rootkits and intrusion attacks. Whenever bugs are discovered, Microsoft releases updates or patches to protect computer systems that are running its operating system. Given the…

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How to browse the Web safely

The Internet is arguably one of the most important inventions in the annals of technology. While the Internet has revolutionized education, communication, transportation, commerce, and culture, it is also an infliction. However, it can be said that the utility outweighs the dangers. The dangers range from viruses that can damage or…

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