Past tips and hints
Updated 13 December 2009
This is a list of every page written on the PC Rescue
website. Take a look through our archives or use our search
page to find what you want.
reasons to wait before upgrading to Windows 7
6 February 2009
The October 2008 Weekend
show looked at Internet etiquette, Word autocorrect problems and
five ways of moving your old photos to a new computer.
tough times. Posted 27 October 2007
the right password. Re-posted 20 October 2007
an old computer. Posted 26 August 2008
safely online. The Beijing Ticketing scam showed why you need to
be careful when shopping online. Posted 4 August 2008
July Nightlife show looked at the
world's oldest blogger and running Windows software on a Mac. Posted
20 July 2008.
over IP explained.
Posted 25 May 2008
Nightlife looked at networking computers, free Internet deals and
the death of the desktop computer.
Weekend show looked at Voice over IP.
Choosing a mobile
Internet provider. Posted 10 May 2008
2009 Nightlife looked at keyboard hygeine, mobile Internet and exporting
Microsoft Outlook data
up your email. How to backup the data in your email program.
2008 Weekend show looked at protecting and saving emails, switching
to Macs and limited user profiles.
2008 Nightlife looked at business domain names, ultra portable laptops
and the wait for the Windows XP service pack.
Vista Service Pack 1 released. Is it time to upgrade to Vista? Posted
8 February, 2008
Nightlife spot looked at Apple Macs, the eeePC, the sixtieth anniversary
of the transistor and computer training for seniors.
up Christmas computers. Posted 25 December, 2007
Weekend, December 9, 2007. The spot looked at ABC
Now and preparing your home
and office systems for the Christmas holiday
November 23, 2007. We looked at the 100% increase in complaints
about Internet providers and how to find the right Internet plan.
the right version of MS Office. Updated 2 December 2007
an ISP. Updated 2 December 2007
the most from rebates. Posted 4 November 2007
sharks on the Internet. Posted 4 November 2007
Computers, October 29. We discussed the new Leopard operating system
for Apple Macs
different types of wireless. Posted 27 October 2007
18 October 2007. Avoiding online scams.
anatomy of an Internet scam. Posted 3 October 2007
a backup program . Posted 29 September 2007
etiquette. Updated 20 September 2007
computers September 2. Revisiting the Mac versus PC debate
computers August 31, 2007. National Identity Fraud Awareness Week
limited users profiles Posted 9 August 2007
recalls. Toshiba recall more batteries. Posted September 16, 2007
July 27, 2007: Trialware, SMS spam, mobile phone complaints and
protecting your wireless network
death of trialware . Posted 22 July 2007
kids online. Posted 21 June 2007
bidding. Posted 20 June 2007
spyware. Posted 7 June 2007
Office Alternatives. Posted 28 April 2007
a broadband connection. Posted 20 April 2007
Vista hall of shame. Posted 2 March 2007
strange case of Julie Amero. Posted 1 March 2007
January 26 2007. Protecting data, recovering lost data and repairing
damaged email folders
January 17 2007. Wireless security, reinstalling software and the
Adobe scripting bug
Free upgrade instructions. Posted 17 January 2007
Reader problems. Posted 7 January 2007
Nightlife, December 15 spot looked at Windows Vista, Macs vs PC
and avoiding firewalls
Nightlife, 3 November 2006. Regional broadband, Internet complaints
and streaming audio costs.
ABC Weekend 29
October 2006. The first Australian spam conviction and Sydney blogs
Weekend, 6 August 2006. Fighting the security war on your computer
25 Weekend Show featured exploding laptops, intimatcy with wireless
devices and setting up Outlook Address Books.
Battery Recall. Posted August 6, 2006
Haxdoor trojan. Posted August 5, 2006
Nightlife, July 14, 2006. Voice Over Internet Protocol, or making
phone calls over the Internet and the end of Windows 98
Nightlife, June 2, 2006. Ransomware, dangerous search terms and
Microsoft Word bugs
MS Word flaws. Posted 23 May, 2006
Nightlife, April 21: Internet filtering, Vista delays and the new
Microsoft security patches
Filtering explained. Posted 20 April, 2006
Weekend, April 2. Seniors and computers, Windows Vista delays, dealing
with tech support.
Options. Posted 24 February, 2006
Windows Defender. Posted 20 February, 2006
OSX security problems. Posted 24 February, 2006
Computers: March 10, 2006, Mac security problems and backup option.
Callers asked about spyware, removing old anti-virus programs and Hotmail
Slobodan Virus. Posted 13 March, 2006
Show. March 5: Macro errors, secure erasing of documents and backing
up email folders
Nyxem Virus. 6 February 2006
Computers. February 3, 2006: The Nyxem virus and the end of Windows
end of Windows 98. Posted 2 February, 2006
Computers. 6 January 2006
Year's resolutions for computer users. Posted 2 January 2006
Windows Metafile Flaw, Posted 2 January, 2006
Sober Worm. Posted 5 December 2005
Rise of the Zombie Computers. Posted 10 November 2005
guests to use a computer. Posted 12 October 2005
ettiquette. Posted 30 September 2005
a laptop. Posted 16 September 2005
disks are evil. Posted 14 September 2005
Ham Sandwich Scandal. Posted 10 September 2005
Sober Worm. Posted 8 August 2005
right broadband plan. Posted
1 September 2005
end of Windows 2000.
Posted 20 August, 2005
Hidden Characters. Posted 4 August, 2005
a backup system. Posted 24 July, 2005
17 June, 2005. Errant mice and backing up emails on the 702 Weekend
spot for June.
Posted 15 July, 2005.
wireless networks. Posted 29 May 2005
15 May, 2005 . The passwords for coffee scandal.
documents for email.
Posted 12 May 2005
Sober.O worm. Posted 9 May 2005
6 May 2005. The different flavours of broadband.
sense of broadband. Posted 5 May 2005
10 April 2005.Rogue attachments, bad emails and spam senders being
Update becomes compulsory. 7 April 2005
the most from tech support. Posted 31 March 2005.
against spyware. Posted 31 March 2005
27 February 2005. DVDs, lost passwords and how to beat US only websites
second hand computers. Posted 25 February 2005
you been accused of sending viruses. Posted 24 February 2005
is Voice Over IP? Posted 15 February, 2005
so many update messages? Posted 10 February, 2005
year's virus writers trick. Posted 4 February, 2005
Weekend, 30 January 2005. The Microsoft Anti Spyware tool, editing
DVDs and Windows XP shutting down.
access and telecommuting. Posted 29 January, 2005
Microsoft AntiSpyware tool. Posted 29 january, 2005
your computer for Christmas. Posted 17 December, 2004
versus PC: The myths and facts. 19 November, 2004
Show, 14 November, 2004
and your computer. Posted 8 November, 2004
a new computer. Posted 31 October 2004
Bagel and Netski viruses. Posted 29 October 2004
October 25 2004. Christmas, old programs on XP and converting LPs
Bacros Virus. Posted 15 October 2004
computer gifts. Posted 15 October 2004
Broadband. Posted 17 September 2004.
GDI+ security flaw. Posted 17 September 2004.
offices without tears. Posted 9 September 2004.
Windows XP Service
Pack 2 (Superceded.) Posted 8 August 2004
September 3 2004 The pros and cons of upgrading, Outlook Express
identities and removing spyware.
virus that ate Google. Posted 30 July 2004
30 July, 2004: the virus that ate Google and dealing with an recalcitrant
with an ISP dispute. Posted 30 July 2004
show, 25 July 2004. Alternatives to Internet Explorer, digital cameras
and missing toolbars.
to Internet Explorer. Posted 18 July 2004
A tale of two viruses.
Posted 5 July 2004.
it's time to ditch Internet Explorer. Posted 27 June 2004.
spyware. Posted 25 June 2004
Weekend, 6 June, 2004. Alternatives to Google.
Nightlife, 21 May 2004. choosing a broadband plan, troubleshooting
drives and Hotmail not opening.
Weekend, 9 May, 2004. Firewalls, the Sasser Worm and uninstalling
plans and their traps. Revised May 23, 2004
a firewall. Posted 4 May, 2004.
Sasser Worm. Posted 2 May, 2004
Nightlife, 24 April 2004. The Spam Act, noisy floppy drives and
spam Act. Posted 21 April, 2004
26 March 2004. The Netski virus and why you shouldn't reinstall
traps of business broadband. Posted 21 March, 2004
an ADSL plan. Posted 21 March, 2004
show 29 February, 2004, slow computers
and troubleshooting videophones
Netski Virus. Posted 20 February, 2004.
February 6, 2004. We discussed viruses, spyware and filesharing
a business computer. Posted 5 February, 2004
Windows Abstract Syntax Patch. Posted 5 February, 2004
Growing Curse of Spyware. Posted 5 February, 2004
MyDoom Virus. Posted 27 January, 2004
Bagle Virus, Posted 20 January, 2004
Show, 10 January 2004. We discussed spam, system upgrades and pop-ups.
computers, 6 January 2004.
computers, 19 December 2003. Outlook attachment problems and computer
for the Christmas break. Posted 9 December, 2003
an LCD screen. Posted 9 December, 2003
Show, 23 November 2003. Christmas computer purchases.
for computer Christmas presents. Posted 21 November, 2003
MiMail virus. Posted 18 November 2003.
Son of the Blaster Worm. Posted 27 October, 2003
spam. Posted 24 October, 2003
yourself on the net. Posted 13 October, 2003
22 September, 2003. Virus, spam and email protection.
Swen virus. Posted 20 September, 2003
for a computer disaster. Posted 14 September, 2003
19 August, 2003. The virus follies continue.
broadband Internet for business. Posted 7 August, 2003
25 July, 2003. We discussed broadband access with Dan Warne of APC.
a broadband connection. Posted 25 July, 2003
your word documents. Posted 3 July, 2003
email hoaxes Posted 2 July, 2003
advertising programs. Posted 22 June, 2003.
"nude nurse" virus. Posted 21 June, 2003
13 June 2003. The end of Windows 98.
Windows 98 in the office. Posted 13 June, 2003.
End of Windows 98. Posted 13 June, 2003.
Bugbear B Virus Posted 6 June 2003
Express won't open attachments. Posted 17 May 2003
9 May 2003. Setting up a small business computer system.
up a small business computer system. Posted 5 May 2003
show, 27 April 2003 e-mail ettiquette and attachments, recovering
old documents and accessing webmail
files from old software. Posted 3 May 2003
your system's security. Posted 26 April 2003
your attachments to work. Posted 26 April 2003
5 April, 2003. CD Burning, Teddy Bear virus and Free software.
email hoaxes. Posted 28 March 2003
a new computer. Posted 28 March 2003
your backup really working? Posted 14 March 2003
your family on the net. Posted 14 March 2003
14 February 2003. Setting up new computers, broadband costs and
excessive phone bills.
extensions and the Sad Hound. Posted 10 February 2003
a second hand computer. Posted 10 February 2003
your laptop. Posted 25 January 2003
Security check up. Posted 25 January 2003
your business data. Posted 14 January 2003
the right password. Re-posted 14 January 2003, originally posted
29 March, 2002.
Yaha Worm. Posted 2 January, 2003
year's computer resolutions. Posted 26 December 2002
computers from power surges. Posted 21 December 2002
Christmas Presents. Posted 24 November 2002
Show 3 November 2002. Saving family photos, Bigpond's usage meter
and CD burning problems.
1 November, 2002: War driving, domain names, high Internet bills
and web searching.
your own business domain name. Re-posted 30 October 2002
family memories. Posted 28 October 2002
perfect small office network. Posted 29 September 2002
29 September 2002. Comparing Internet access costs and mal-ware.
Show 22 September 2002. Outlook Express crashing, corrupt Excel
files, and unzipping device drivers.
are not dishwashers. Posted 21 September 2002
computer software. Posted 11 September 2002
your anti-virus software. Posted 11 September 2002
300Mb enough for business broadband? Posted 31 July 2002
etiquette and security Posted 30 July 2002
your business software. Posted 13 July 2002
tips for new users. Posted 12 July 2002
26 June 2002. Huge Internet bills, firewalls and Mac support resources.
your network file sharing. Posted 24 June 2002
to avoid a huge Internet bill. Posted 23 June 2002
your Internet connection. Posted 10 June 2002
XP Professional on your new office computer. Posted 10 June 2002
to avoid spreading myths and hoaxes. Posted 22 May 2002
businesses shouldn't use Hotmail. Posted 5 May 2002
are personal computers too. Posted 5 May 2002
yourself from viruses. Posted 26 April 2002
Show 21 April 2002, Kazaa "sneakware", uninstalling programs and
Nightlife 19 April 2002, Korean spam, alternatives to Microsoft
and random disconnecting from the Net
up your own domain name. Posted 15 April 2002
different types of broadband Internet. Posted 15 April 2002
a secure password. Posted 29 March 2002
to get more from your business computers. Posted 23 March 2002
Internet Connections. Posted 22 March 2002
up that restore disk! Posted 27 February 2002
irons, misbehaving CD-ROMs and mice. Posted 23 February 2002
pop-up ads. Posted 20 February 2002
different computers. Posted 13 February 2002
Mac or a Windows computer? Posted 13 February 2002
you need an Internet password. Posted 9 February 2002
unwanted software. Posted 23 January 2002
is Spyware? Posted 16 January 2002
error messages. Posted 10 January 2002
Nightlife 3 January 2002. The SUFLNBK urban myth, upgrading computers
and Laptops vs desktops.
ten most common small business computer questions. Posted 2 January
deleting data. Posted 2 January 2002
Huge Attachments. Posted 12 December 2001
Network Performance. Posted 6 December 2001
is Safe Mode and how to start it. Posted 5 December 2001
up your e-mail and address books. Posted 28 November 2001
your data from you and your staff. Posted 21 November 2001
Shopping. Posted 21 November 2001
Business and Windows XP. Posted 31 October 2001
I upgrade to Windows XP? Posted 30 October 2001
computers, 19 October 2001. Modem drop outs and the !0000 address
domain name renewals. Posted 16 October 2001.
can't people read my attachments? Posted 16 October 2001.
Weekend Show 7 October 2001. XTree Gold, unwanted Internet favorites
and how a flat battery can affect your computer.
computer is out of memory. Posted 3 October 2001
Troubleshooting printer problems. Posted 26 September
to avoid the Nimda virus. Posted 19 September 2001
am being deluged by junk e-mails. How do I stop them? Posted 11
Weekend Show 8 September 2001. When is it worthwhile upgrading your
PC, partitioning your hard drive and what to do when your hard drive
or CD drive fails.
I bother upgrading my computer? Posted 30 August 2001
a small business backup system. Posted 22 August 2001.
Palm software has stopped the Internet from working. Posted 22 August
individual profiles for each computer user. Posted 15 August 2001
Weekend Show 11 August 2001. The 20th Birthday of the PC, the Sircam
and Code Red viruses along with the perils of upgrading operating systems
and running beta software.
Sircam and Code Red viruses. Posted 8 August 2001
a printer on a network. Posted 4 August 2001
computer error messages. Posted 17 July 2001
Weekend Show. Registering domain names, diagnosing error messages
and why you should avoid reinstalling Windows as a cure for computer
problems. Posted 18 July 2001
overpay for your domain name. Posted 12 July 2001
not to fall for Internet myths and hoaxes. Posted 12 July 2001
to keep a noisy modem quiet. Posted 27 June 2001
computer keeps starting in DOS. Posted 20 June 2001
Weekend Show. Recycling computers, moving the My Documents
folder and resizing your computer screen. Posted 20 June 2001
you turn your computer off at night. Posted 6 June 2001
it worth upgrading to Office XP. Posted 6 June 2001
Watch: The SULFNBK.EXE virus myth. Posted 30 May 2001
Computer is living in the past. Posted 30 May 2001
Weekend Show, the Web's tenth birthday, Word and Outlook Express
crashes. Posted 19 May 2001
your data. Posted 16 May 2001
care to avoid e-mail viruses. Posted 16 May 2001
computer keeps losing files Posted 16 May 2001
are temporary Internet files? Posted 3 May 2001
does my computer keep freezing? Posted 25 April 2001
Weekend Show, computer locking up, monitor not starting and Windows
98 setup problems. Posted 21 April 2001.
are temp files and how do I get rid of them? Posted 18 April 2001
are bad blocks on a hard drive Posted 11 April 2001
a small business printer. Posted 4 April 2001
cannot defrag my hard drive. Posted 4 April 2001
computer is making a strange beeping noise. Posted 24 March 2001
702 Weekend Show, changing the BIOS, scanner problems and Internet
disconnections. Posted 17 March 2001.
not to fall victim for a huge Internet bill. Posted 17 March 2001
won't my computer shut down? Posted 1 March 2001
does my computer keep restarting? Posted 21 February 2001.
702 Weekend Show, the Anna Kournikova virus and e-mail attachments,
posted 17 February 2001.
a small business backup system. Posted 22 February 2001.
the attachments in your inbox, posted 17 February 2001.
your computer, posted 2 January 2001.
702 Weekend Show, large file attachments problems, posted 30 December
written on my computer can't be read on other computers, posted
29 December 2000.
Protect your passwords, posted 13 December 2000.
702 Weekend Show, taking your computer on holiday and the Navidad
virus, posted 9 December 2000.
Virus Watch: What to watch for in your inbox, posted 28
small businesses should have a network, posted 24 November 2000.
Getting the most from tech support, posted 24 November
"Could not open winsrvc.exe" when starting computer, posted
24 November 2000.
Computers. 24 November 2000
Watch 21 November 2000.
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