Troubleshooting: I’m getting advertisements on my computer

February 26, 2015

There are different ways advertisements can be shown on a computer. When you are on a website, there may be advertisements embedded in the website. We call these banner ads. A website may also pop-up a separate window with an ad in it as well. This ad may pop-up on top of the main window […]



April 23, 2014

Chances are you have heard about Heartbleed in the news. There are a lot of unanswered questions, but the bottom line is, you need to take action right now. This problem only affects certain websites that use a certain security product called OpenSSL. If a website you have used is on the list of websites […]


Web Surfing Tricks

April 12, 2013

In this article we are going to show you some tricks you can use when you are viewing websites. Search Current Web Page When you are on a web page and you are looking for something specific, you can use the find function in your web browser to search the currently displayed. For example, let’s […]


Ad-Blocking Software

July 29, 2011

Ad-blocking software speeds up web surfing by blocking out those annoying ads, but more importantly, it helps protect your computer from infection. In this instance, we aren’t talking about pop-up ads. We are talking about banner advertisements embedded in websites. Your browser has the capability to block pop-up ads, but it doesn’t block banner ads.  […]


The Best Browser

October 1, 2010

A web browser is a program you use to view content on the World Wide Web. The browser that comes with Windows is Internet Explorer. But there are lots of free browsers you can download and use. Each has their strengths and weaknesses. In terms of market share, Internet Explorer is the most widely used […]


How to Change Your Home Page

May 10, 2010

Your home page is the first web page that your web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Netscape, etc) goes to when  you first open it. It can be any web page. If you have more than one web browser on  your computer, each one can have a different home page. So how […]


Find Something on a Web Page

March 31, 2010

You know how to search the internet to find a website. Many websites have a search function to help you find the page in their website that has the information you are looking for. But once you get to that page, how do you find the information you are looking for? If a web page […]


Website Banner Ads

March 31, 2010

Banner ads are usually rectangular advertisements at the top, bottom, or side of a website where an advertisement is shown. Don’t confuse these with pop-ups, although those are often advertisements too. Thanks to pop-up blockers built-in to most web browsers, pop-ups aren’t as big of a problem as they used to be. Banner ads have […]


Change in recommendation

February 16, 2010

We here at Cyber Tek Computer Pros are always evaluating security software so that we can recommend the best protection to help prevent your computer from becoming infected. To that end, we are changing one of our recommendations. Infections usually get onto your computer either from websites or from email. When you are using a […]


Top Ten Scams

August 12, 2009

It’s important for all of us to be aware of scams. Some scams are very clever and easy to fall victim to. Knowing about these scams helps us recognize them and avoid falling victim to them. So, without further ado, Cyber Tek Computer Pros presents the top ten scams. Number 10: You get a message […]