Learn What Retailers Don’t Want You to Know About Computer Software and Maintenance!

You’ve seen them. Advertisements; pop-ups, pop-unders, redirected urls, spam, banners, display ads, etc. All attempting to play on your lack of computer knowledge. They use fear or a free gimmick as a motivator to get you to download their software that is bloated with adware, malware, and spyware. They impose on your computer system the very thing they tout to remove or protect you from.

Not all developers and retailers are evil. There are some legitimate software utilities out there that don’t hijack your system. But, 99 times out of 100 there is a free software solution that will work just as well, if not better, than the one you are about to download and pay for. How many times have you downloaded a supposedly “Free” software utility that promises to fix your registry and restore your computer’s speed and functionality only to find out after the scan that the several hundred problems that were found can only be corrected after you “Pay” for the full version? That’s funny! They didn’t mention that in the ad…

Don’t fall for the hype. There is a free software solution to every computer problem that is just as effective as most of the reputable paid ones. They fully understand that people are generally afraid of computers and don’t know a lot about them. I can assure you that computers are not that hard to understand. You simply have to break it down into easy to understand steps. Anyone can learn it then.

It does help to learn about how computers operate and how to protect your computer and data from those who would exploit it. I can tell you from experience that once you have the right utilities and get a routine down for maintaining your computer, your computing and internet experiences will be much more fulfilling and enjoyable.

Ok, so how do you get started? Well, there are software review sites that will test, review, and report on their findings. But, a lot of those sites have numerous affiliations with vendors and developers, so you might not get the whole truth and the reviews may be biased. You want to find review sites of “Free Software”.

I operate such a site as a service to the public. I do not maintain affiliate agreements with other software vendors or developers. I do provide legitimate reviews of free software utilities and links to download the ones that work the best. Additionally, you will find internet safety strategies and computer maintenance techniques that you can put to work for you right away.