Chickenlip can troubleshoot and repair any problem that might be occurring with your system. Here are some common problems and solutions. If you need more information, please contact us!
Computer not working at all
This is either a hardware problem or an operating system problem. A hardware problem usually prevents the computer from starting in the first place. An operating system problem occurs when the computer tries to start, and gets to a certain point in the process then either reports an error (The Blue Screen of Death in Windows) or freezes.
Computer working really slowly
Most likely, this means that either your computer is really old and/or it's infected with spyware. Spyware is programming that is put in someone's computer to secretly gather information about the user and relay it to advertisers or other interested parties. This programming is typically picked up by surfing the internet and installing software like Gator (GAIN), CoolWebSearch Toolbar, and PurityScan. Download Spybot Search & Destroy to scan for spyware.
Running a computer attached to the internet without some sort of virus scanner is a very bad idea. It is strongly recommended that an AntiVirus program be installed. We’ve used a lot of different kinds of virus protection, and recommend Eset's Nod32 Antivirus System for stability, speed, and accuracy.
Eset has a free online security tool that will scan your computer for security risks.
Concerned about hackers?
Any computer on a permanent connection (ADSL, cable modem) should be protected by a firewall to prevent unauthorized access from the internet. Most often, firewalls come bundled with internet routers that allow sharing of one connection by many computers (both wireless and wired). Special care must be taken when setting up a wireless network to ensure that only authorized computers can gain access to the network.