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I have two main philosophy's regarding computers;
1. "Everyone is good at something, just because you're not necessary a 'wizz' with computers doesn't mean that your stupid." My favourite mechanic once said that he was stupid because he needed help with his PC, I said to him "I can look under a car bonnet and be completely lost, but I know computers. Does that mean that I'm stupid?"

2. Every person can use computers, it is only a matter of confidence and a little bit of knowledge.
Most people with little experience or exposure to computers experience fear or trepidation when using PC's. This is because they believe that they will "break the thing" or that if they press the wrong button that all the files on the computer will be sucked into a black hole.

Computers need not be scary, in fact, they can be very useful and even fun to use. I have included some PC Tips & Tricks that can ease the most common fears of computer users.

This web site has been created with several purposes;

  • To allow 'non-technical' people to gain a better understanding of their computers.
  • To create a clean and simple website that anyone can navigate.
  • As a portal for people who require any of my computer related services.
  • To provide people with reviews and links to PC Software that I personally have installed on my computer, which I have found to either increase usability or functionality.

Be sure your Virus Definitions are up-to-date and you are running the latest version of you preferred Anti-virus program.
To download a good Anti-virus program see here.

Top Viruses, August Edition
Virus Name Risk
1. Net-Worm.Win32.Kido.ih Downloads computer files and blocks access to many legit websites.
2. Virus.Win32.Sality.aa - Installs itself and hides in program or data files. Blocks many websites, deletes PC files.
3. Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Flystud.ko - Keylogger tool used by hackers to break into a system and ultimately steal identity.
4. Trojan.Win32 .Autoit .ci Tracks PC activity, including keystrokes and sends to hackers in order to steal personal info.
5. Trojan.JS.Agent.xy Drive-by-download that has the ability to download spyware and viruses onto your PC.
6. Exploit.HTML.CodeBaseExec Exploit that turns PCs into zombies, infecting other PCs in order to steal personal data.
Forum Activity
I have been looking for a freeware alternative to "Path Too Long" for quite a long time...
(by HobStarCS 10 May 2012 00:07, posts: 2)
Hello, I was having troubles with deleting some files and folders in windows 7, I used a software...
(by xavier228 12 Mar 2012 07:50, posts: 2)
Currently my two favorite games are Minecraft (addicted) and Portal 2 (awesome)
(by rhombus p 31 May 2011 02:19, posts: 5)
Fedora was also the first linux OS I ever installed :) Many years ago now. At the moment I just...
(by leiger 06 Jan 2011 12:04, posts: 4)
It's been quiet lately on HobStar. I've been busy growing the 'local' support I offer for people...
(by HobStarCS 18 Apr 2010 23:27, posts: 1)
It's been a long time between site news updates. I have been very busy with the arrival of my...
(by HobStarCS 18 Apr 2010 23:26, posts: 14)
the all new intel core i7 came out the other day with 6 cores and twelve threads! this processor...
(by rhombus p 12 Mar 2010 15:19, posts: 1)
What happened to the post?
(by HobStarCS 11 Feb 2010 12:54, posts: 1)
1. Install Roxio 9 {dirt cheap, works great} 2. Go to :...
(by Steve Williams 22 Dec 2009 03:05, posts: 1)
There is most likely an anti-virus program that is trying to scan you emails while Outlook...
(by HobStarCS 02 Dec 2009 12:23, posts: 2)

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