Posts tagged ‘PC tips’

How to get rid of the gray (text on websites)

Tired of trying to read web sites that use gray text for writing?

You’re not the only one. In this edition of The Computer Cat Corner, I will show you how to get rid of your gray text and dye it back to black! Woo hoo!

Continue Reading November 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm Leave a comment

From “Ugh!” to “Ahhh!”: Making Windows 8 more Windows 7 / XP friendly

Tired of Windows 8’s “Metro” look and it’s big “charm” tiles”? Do you long for the old Windows 7 (or Windows XP) Desktop?

You’re not alone. I’ll show you a great piece of software that will make the most stubborn Windows 8 computer look and purr just like the old Windows that you know and love.

Continue Reading September 12, 2014 at 3:10 am 2 comments

Hope for Victims of RansomCrypt and CryptoLocker


For those who’ve had their files hijacked and unreadable by the CryptoLocker “ransomware” virus– a nasty piece of code that encrypts your files and demands you pay them to get the “encryption key” to read them again–there’s hope.

Go to this web site on WinTips.orghttp://www.wintips.org/how-to-remove-cryptolocker-ransomware-and-restore-your-files/#comment-3532 .  There’s a lot there, so read everything (including the Comments) first before trying this.

Thanks to blogger Lakonst  in posting the solution. If you have questions, you can contact me or Lakonst.

~CC, The Computer Cat

May 27, 2014 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Free texting from your computer!

Did you know that you can send “Texting” from your computer? Here’s how you can text using your computer for free.

Continue Reading March 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

Buying Your First Computer

The first thing people ask my Human when they find out she’s The Chief Geek is “I want to buy a new computer. What kind would you get?” If you’re buying your first computer or going to buy a new one for going back to school, here’s some of The Chief Geek’s tips to save you some time, money, and aggravation.

Continue Reading August 20, 2013 at 9:30 am 8 comments

Chicken Soup for Computers

Is your computer losing it’s spring? Not performing like it used to? Here are the five most common computer problems and their remedies.

Continue Reading April 25, 2013 at 7:55 am 1 comment

Givin’ Some “IE 10 Love” to Windows 7

My Human is very excited today. Out of months of saying “no new IE for Windows 7 users”, Microsoft has finally relented and announced that the more secure IE 10 will now be available for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 too!). Find out more on how to get it for your Win 7 machine!

Continue Reading April 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm 3 comments

Java Might Be Bad For Your Computer – Hackers exploit hole in Java security

This week, experts around the world have detected a nasty piece of virus that can use your internet browser to take control of PCs and Macs.

Without being too geeky, I’ll tell you a little about what this is, what you can do to keep it from infecting your computer, and how to tell if your computer may be a risk.

Continue Reading August 31, 2012 at 6:19 pm 4 comments

July 9th and the Dreaded “DNS Changer”

You might have heard on the ‘netwaves talk about the DNS Changer attack scheduled for July 9th. I’ll give you a non-geek description of what it is, what it does, and what you can to do to test your computer for it.

Continue Reading July 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm Leave a comment

Hey, where’s the “File” command?! Adjusting to Office 2007 & 2010

If you were an über-Office-user and find yourself having to relearn everything just to use the new Office 2007 or 2010, this nifty free app will get you back on your game!

Continue Reading August 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

No Phishing Here!

You probably have heard a lot about “phishing”, but don’t know what it is. Let a cat explain why you don’t want to catch this particular fish!

Continue Reading February 10, 2011 at 4:58 am 3 comments

Bigger Words, Episode 4 – “Bigger Printing”

We now all know how to make words bigger on your computer screen. And thanks to a little bird, I’m going to show you how you can make your printing bigger too.

Continue Reading July 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

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