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"Computing for Everyone"
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.

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.

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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...
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(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...
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Protect Your PC

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, 100% free, Anti-virus program see the PC Software section of this website.

New rogue antivirus app has a hate-on for Malwarebytes Source: Download Squad
by Lee Mathews (RSS feed) Sep 2nd 2009 at 8:00PM
If there's one anti-malware application that we (and you) hold near and dear, it's Malwarebytes.
How do you know when your crapware-fighting application has really made it big? When it starts being targeted by rogue
antivirus software, of course.

"Protection System — which sounds about as real as The Christopher Guest School for Mixed Martial Arts — detects MBAM
during its bogus scan procedure and declares it malicious. It then offers to remove the threat for the poor sap who doesn't
realize what's happening. After clicking ok, the uninstall routine is run and the user is left without what is likely the best tool for
removing this pest.""

This isn't a new tactic by any means. It's pretty common for engineered nasties to disable and damage antivirus and antimalware > programs and mess with your hosts file so you can't update definitions or re-download.

Keep your filthy paws off MBAM, you damn, dirty rogue.

via Sunbelt Blog

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.


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