Don't Walk on the Wild Side - Protect Your Computers From Viruses, Spyware and Spam

By Catherine Coloff

Baby, baby it's a wild world and on the internet it's even wilder. Any major dude will tell you. So if you want your computers and networks to run in harmony, we suggest you don't be crazy. Keep things upbeat... always run an anti-virus software program on your computers and network. Here are a few reasons why:

Protection from Viruses
Computer hackers are bad company and generally have an appetite for destruction. They do the dirty work of creating royal scams that can hurt your organization and can easily corrupt your network. It's a cheap trick, but it is a huge business. Once viruses infect your computer, they can drastically slow down your processing speed, delete critical files and sometimes do irreparable damage leaving you with a communication breakdown. I can't tell you why these hackers do this, besides the lure of making money. So always protect your network with anti-virus software, the best can thwart 99.9 % of known viruses. It is smart to get professional guidance and support in implementing an anti-virus program on your network.

Protection from Spyware and Identity Theft
Not only must you hide your love away, we suggest you protect yourself and your network from spyware which is the kind of softeware that takes advantage of the fact that all of us have too much information on our computers. If you do not protect yourself from spyware, your personal identity could go slip sliding away faster than you can say jumping jack flash. Some spyware is so sophisticated that it can record and steal data in real time. The waiting is not the hardest part for this software, but that is what it does... waiting for you to enter a credit card or social security number into a safe website and bang-bang it sends your information to those who will use it to purchase items or sell it on the open market to folks like bad, bad Leroy Brown.

Protection from Spam
It's easy to get the workingman's blues if you spend half your 9-to-5 workday being bombarded with and then deleting unwanted emails and ads in which you have less than zero interest. If you've decided you ain't wastin' time no more, then you should use an anti-virus program that protects you from spam. Spam is usually the result of a virus stored on your computer. And anti-virus software will help you to say bye bye bye to all that unwanted mail.

So, enough with the dissonance of viruses, spyware and spam! IT Radix highly recommends that a consultation with a reputable IT support company will lead to resolution of such maladies and toward a consonance between your computer network and the outside world.

Bigger Differences Between Regular Computers and Gaming Computers

By David I Marquez

The Gap between Gamer PCs and Regular Computers is Growing
Traditionally, the difference between your average computers and gamer PCs has always been simple: your average computer was built with nearly outdated technology and your gamer PC was built the latest and greatest components. Now as technology is taking leaps and bounds in program and game design as well as in software development and application, computer hardware has had to be improved and innovated faster than ever before. Program developers are making their most creative and exotic imaginings become virtual reality on computer hardware that is years ahead of what average desktops are normally comprised. Gamer PCs have been built to bring to life on the monitor the developers' best renderings of their imaginations.

In order to keep up with developers' and players' demands for performance, advances in hardware have grown at an alarming rate, lengthening the gap between gamer PCs and regular computers by years. One of the largest differences when looking at the latest high-end gamer PC compared to a regular system is that the latest gamer PC has liquid cooling tubes which keep the CPU and graphics cards chilled and running faster. The lack of empty space is also quite obvious; whereas, in a normal desktop there is often glaring spaces of emptiness that don't exist in its competition.

Visual Performance
Another conspicuous dissimilarity between normal desktop computers and gaming computers is the performance when playing programs like Crisis or Skyrim. The quality of play and visual performance is astounding on computers for gamers, especially when compared with the play and visual performance on a regular desktop system. The graphics cards in the comparison above are often completely incompatible to begin with. Not to mention the CPUs running them would also be on totally separate levels in term of processing speed and power.

Speed and Price
The speed and processing power of gaming computers would normally begin near the 3.0 GHZ range. This is where you might be able to reach if you were to try and overclock the CPU on an average desktop computer. An average desktop could cost anywhere from $800-$2,000, whereas a high-end performance machine could cost upwards of $10,000-$15,000 for a cutting edge, custom built, overclocked computer.

The differences between regular computers and gamer PCs has stretched and grown in every way including dollar signs. The most obvious difference, however, is simply in performance.