Getting Pop-up Ads on Your Computer?

September 30, 2019

If you have Google Chrome and get a lot of pop-up advertisements in the lower right-hand corner of your screen, there’s a very good chance they are coming from websites. They are appearing because you gave them permission to show you “notifications”. Is an advertisement a notification? No. But some naughty websites are misusing that […]

0 Not Found

April 26, 2019

If AT&T is your Internet Service Provider and you have your web browser go to when it starts up. Bad news. is gone. If you try to go there, you’ll get an error telling you the page was not found. Instead, you can use or Try each one to see which […]


Which Web Browser Should I Use?

June 16, 2018

A web browser is a program that is installed on your computer that lets you view websites. Here is a list of the more common web browser and our recommendation for each. Microsoft Internet Explorer – Not Recommended Comes with Windows. Slow. Antiquated. Vulnerable to attack. Microsoft is phasing IE out and replacing it with […]


Privacy Policy Updates

June 8, 2018

Seems like a good portion of the email I have received lately are from companies informing me of privacy policy updates. There was a study in 2008 that determined it would take the average person 244 hours per year, about 40 minutes a day, to read all of the privacy policies for the websites they […]


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 […]