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We have three identical Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks running Windows 10 in our doctor’s office. One notebook has become noticeably slower than the others. Then today, it froze up. When I finally got it restarted, I noticed a couple error messages about a corrupt or missing file and something about potential malware. We have a lot of important data on this PC, so we really need to fix it fast. Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
– Dr. Sean C., Houston, TX
To find and fix corrupt or missing files, malware, spyware, even a hidden virus or to tune-up a PC we recommend a program named Reimage. First, download Reimage and allow it diagnose your PC. Reimage will detect all kinds of errors on your notebook and Windows operating system. Reimage will repair and replace corrupted files, remove virus damage and much more. During the repair, Reimage's patented technology safely reverses the damage to your Windows OS by replacing corrupted and deleted files with fresh Windows files and components from their online database. Within minutes your PC's performance, stability and security will be restored and improved.

» Download Reimage
Lately I’ve been noticing that my laptop has been overheating and I need to take a break from using it. Are there any programs out there that can monitor my system temperature and alert me when it gets too high?
– Jim P., Reno, NV

Yes Jim, we do know of a program that can do what you are looking for. Core Temp gives you temperature readings for your CPU, and can also alert you when the system processor works in too hot of an environment as well as take protective action when user-defined thresholds are reached. Core Temp wastes no time and shows temperature values as well as details on the processing unit the moment it is launched. Temperature offsets can be applied for all the cores or individually, for each of them. Overheat protection is reliable if you want to avoid frying up your CPU as it can display you of high temperatures and trigger actions such as putting the system to sleep or shutting it down.

You can download Core Temp for free here:

» Download Core Temp

While using my wireless internet connection, it gets slow at times and other times runs great. Could this be a problem with my router?
– A. Burke, Palmdale, CA

The most common reason for a slow connection is that it is being shared with others who are using up the bandwidth, possibly for video streaming or downloading large files. When this is happening, you should notice a drop in web speed. If you are using cable internet, it could also be possible that your connection is affected by the number of people in your area. Cable internet is sent of the same line as cable TV and you may be sharing the line with a large number of people. When many people in your area are online or watching TV, you may experience a drop in your connection speed.

Driver Tip: Updating Drivers Manually in Windows 10

Most drivers these days will install automatically with just the click of the mouse. However there are still some drivers that require a manual installation. Here is a step by step guide on how to do that in Windows 10:

1. Open Windows 10 Control Panel by pressing Win+X (Windows key and X key) at the same time and clicking Control Panel.

2. Click View By and Choose Small Icons.

3. Click Device Manager.

4. In Device Manager window, expand categories and locate the device that you wish to update the driver for. Then right-click on the device name and select Update Driver Software.

5. In the pop-up window, you will see two options. Click Browse my computer for driver software.

6. Choose Browse My Computer For Driver Software.

7. Click on Browse to find the location of the downloaded driver file and browse to the location of the driver file. Keep the box marked Include Subfolders checked.

8. Once the location has been selected, click Next.

Windows will locate the file automatically and install it.

PC Performance Tip: Schedule Windows 10 Updates and Restarts

One thing that Windows 10 users complain about a lot is when Windows tried to install updates and restart and the most inopportune time. Well, if you’ve got pending updates that require you to reboot your PC, Windows 10 will allow you to schedule a specific time for it to do so.

Open the Settings option in the Start menu, then head to Updates and Recovery > Windows Update. If you have an update pending, you’ll see the screen at left, which lets you schedule your reboot after you select the “Select a restart time” radio button. Even better, you can dive into the Advanced options and link and ask Windows to notify you to schedule a reboot whenever updates are ready to go.

With this nifty feature, you’ll never have a restart sneak up on you again.

» Perform a PC performance scan now!

BIOS Tip – Keep Unauthorized Users From Making Changes

The Security section of the BIOS can be used to keep unauthorized people from making changes to the BIOS.

The option called Security Option can be set to either Setup or System. When it is set to SETUP the security is on the BIOS Setup screens. A user would need a password to be able to make changes to the BIOS Setup screens.

When the option SYSTEM is set, the user will need a password to even get the system to boot.

There are also settings for Supervisor Password and a User Password. If you choose to set the Security Option then you will need to set your Supervisor and User Password options.

If you choose to select a Supervisor Password, a password will be required to enter the BIOS after you choose setup, as described above. If you choose SYSTEM as described above, then a password will be required for cold-booting, as well.

With the User Password option, a different password assigned to users is required to boot the PC, and if a Supervisor Password has also been selected, permits the user to only adjust the date and time in the BIOS.

» Perform a BIOS scan now!

Tech Tip

Are your programs taking too long to open? Are they on a Network Drive?

If programs are taking too long to open, they could be stored on network drive that has a slow connection. Make sure that the programs are installed on your C drive. This will cut down considerably on the time it takes to open the program.

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iOptimizer is the ultimate application for getting to know your iPhone, iPad or iPod better. iOptimizer monitors the performance of your device, so that you can configure it for optimal use. It will also help you find out everything about your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch both on the system and on the user level. iOptimizer is powerful, intuitive, and extremely easy to set up and use.

  • iPad Support
  • Improved 'Activity' Section
  • Improved 'Processes' Section
  • Improved 'Battery' Section
  • Improved 'System' Information
  • Improved 'Network' Section
Best of all — It's FREE!

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