Tech Tips & News

Normally, this step is not necessary because Iowa PC Services takes care of this for you. However, there are occasions when you may need to enter the username and password into your ESET NOD32 Antivirus program. You can find clear instructions here.

Change how icons appear in the notification area

The notification area is in the lower-right corner of the screen, located at the far right of the taskbar. It contains program icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming e?mail, updates, and network connectivity. For help on how to change which icons show in the notification area, please see this handy article [...]

Yes, it’s true that we recommend that Java be uninstalled. It’s not that Java is malicious, but that there are definite security problems associated with having java on your computer. According to an article in USA Today, Kaspersky Lab estimated that in 2013 50 percent of all website exploitations were due to vulnerabilities in Java. Because of [...]

Help for Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition users

Microsoft recently made a change that affects all users of Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition that has made it completely unusable for many of our customers. Here is a work-around and a solution to that problem…

Using JAWS with Windows Live Mail

Many of our blind customers use the popular screen reading program called Jaws for Windows. Windows Live Mail, the current free email client available from Microsoft, can be used with Jaws, with the proper know-how. An excellent guide to using  Jaws with Windows Live Mail 2011, written by David Bailes, is available at the following [...]

Ten Years in Businesss

We are pleased to announce that we have completed ten years in business! It’s a milestone for us, and we are grateful to all of our customers for allowing us to serve your computing needs. We also give thanks and credit to God, who is the source for all good things, and the reason for [...]

July 9, 2012 is D-Day for the DNS Changer virus. If your computer has been infected by that virus, then you are at risk for losing access to the internet. Here’s how to tell if DNS Changer is a problem for you, and what to do about it if it is. What to do about [...]

Scary Warning with Phone Number?

If you suddenly notice that your friends are receiving email messages that you did not send, then it’s likely that one of two things have happened: Either your computer has a virus, or someone else has gotten your email password. A Virus on Your Computer If the virus is on your computer, then it will probably [...]

Is my Windows 32-bit or 64-bit?

How to tell if your computer is running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows: Follow these steps to find out if your computer is running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows version, and what edition of Windows is on your computer. If you have Windows 10: EITHER: Press <Windows>x then press the “y” key, OR Right-Click the Start button and click [...]

1 2 3 4 5