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TELL-TALE SIGNS THAT SHOWS YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN INFECTED BY A VIRUS

Computer viruses are a terrible nuisance. Imagine,…just when you have to print out a document and submit to meet a deadline, you open your usb drive on the PC at the print shop and all the files and folders are missing…And that moment when you manage to get 5 minutes of your Boss’ time to look at something, and your PC is taking all the 5 minutes just to boot up!! Ow no! not now!?

In this edition, ASCORP presents how to identify a virus infection as early as possible to avoid getting into such situations. We have arranged these signs in order of the commonest and most definite;

  1. All folders, turned into shortcuts/Usb drive inserted into the PC shows a shortcut to the same drive when opened

 

In such a case the virus hides the original folders and the shortcut there serves to activate the virus whenever it is opened as well as lead you into the original folder. Smart virus that.

  1. Uncalled for Startup Messages/Applications running on their own

 

A popular example is wscript virus named “whatdafuck”. If your computer starts displaying a lot of non-sensical text in Notepad or Command prompt launches by itself right after boot-up, dear brethren, look no further…you have been invaded by a virus.

 

  1. PC runs slower than usual/ Freezing

If you are wondering why this wasn’t first on the list, well that is because these problems have other causes other than viruses. Some of them are excessive number of startup programs, normal applications which consume too much RAM (Opening lots of tabs in a web browser esp. Chrome), installing multiple antiviruses, Local drive containing windows files with very little space etc.

That being said viruses do slow computers down in most cases. In order to narrow down the cause of your slow PC;

  • Launch task manager by Right-Clicking anywhere on your task bar
  • click on the Task Manager ( if your task manager has greyed out and hence cannot be launched, then Congrats, you have succeeded in identifying a virus infection on your PC)
  • If the task Manager does launch, then proceed to monitoring the process running on your PC (On Windows 8 and above go to the “Details” tab)
  • Your PC is infected if you see any of the following
    • “msiexec.exe” running when no application is being installed by user
    • “wscript.exe” running
    • “svchost” running with User’s account name under “User name”
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Thanks for staying with us. In our next issue we will discuss how overcome such virus problems WITHOUT the help of an antivirus before we talk more about signs virus infections. For all your PC and smartphone issues, leave a comment or contact us on 0501384495

ASCORP!!! BRINGING I.T SOLUTIONS TO YOUR DOORSTEP…LITERALLY

WHAT DOES ASCORP OFFER IN TERMS OF BUYING AND SELLING GADGETS

Ascorp Marketing department is dedicated to providing essential information about various gadgets; PC’s, phones, tablets and phablets, their prices and where and how to get them. We also educate you on how to get the best gadget within your budget.

Our duty is not to provide the “rich” with what they want, by that I mean our target is not to talk about the latest machines on the market- which are very expensive, but instead we review all machines from the least expensive to the most expensive and as such the information we post is beneficial to everybody and will eventually help you to make critical financial decisions with respect to buying a PC, phone or tablet.

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So in a nut shell;

OUR MISSION

Help everybody acquire the best gadget within his or her budget.

OUR SYSTEM

Seeking for information through market surveys and personal interviews.

It’s a jungle out there in the market and navigating it requires people who knows their way around. You can count on Ascorp Marketing Group to advise and help you pick the best device or even sell that device you want to offload.

ASCORP… Bringing IT solutions to your doorstep… literally

BEST TABLETS OF 2015

Tablets are rapidly growing in popularity, but you can’t just get any tablet. A tablet has to fit your needs or your tablet experience won’t be as good as you want it to be. Tablets, are usually designed to be really good at one thing, like the Nvidia Shield, which is designed to be a gaming tablet. However, tablets can also be amazing all-around media consumption devices, but you have to get whatever you need. Tablets are amazing devices, but you have to get the right one.

Best Overall Tablet: IPad Air 2

The IPad Air 2 is thin, has a great screen, is powerful simple, and beautiful. Apple has raised the bar yet again, producing a tablet that can be used for virtually anything, from gaming to productivity to running simple apps like youtube. At a $500 price point, this is a nice premium tablet for not too bad of a price.

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Best Productivity Tablet: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3, is the best productivity on the market by far. It has a keyboard and trackpad, a large screen and all the Windows capabilities that many laptop users have come to love. This is easily the best 2-in-1. Windows has raised the bar yet again with the tablet that is usually stacked up with many macbooks. There’s a reason they call this the tablet that can replace your laptop.

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Best Android Tablet: Nexus 9

The amazing Tegra K1 processor allows you to do almost anything you want with this tablet. It directly rivals the IPad Air 2, so if you are an Android lover, I would definitely pick this over the IPad Air 2. The Nexus 9 features also features Android Lollipop, so you can have that nice materialistic design to this premium android tablet. The Nexus 9 has an amazing screen, and is very thin. So if anyone wants the premium look and feel of an IPad Air2 with a better processor and Android Lollipop for $100 less, look no further.d

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Best Gaming Tablet: Nvidia Shield

Nvidia has stormed into the mobile platform, going head-to-head with the Sony and Nintendo as the best portable gaming device. The Shield Tablet features Nvidia Tegra K1, an absolute monster of a chip that can handle Android gaming, and anything else you want to do on this tablet. But then there’s the price, which puts the icing on the cake!! At $299, you get an amazing 8 -inch tablet that rivals the IPad Air 2 and Nexus 9 and is engineered for gaming. That’s definitely a win-win in my book. So, for you people that want all the look and feel of a premium tablet, near stock Android Lollipop(5), a great HD screen, features engineered for gaming, and arguably the best mobile processor on the market, all for under $300, look no further.

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TABLET COMPARISON TABLE

TABLET PROCESSOR SPEED BATTERY LIFE/ HRS SCREEN RESOLUTION STORAGE/ GB OPERATING SYSTEM FRONT CAMERA RES/ MP REAR CAMERA RES/ MP OVERALL RATING PRICE
IPad Air 2 1.5 GHz 9.2 2048 x 1536 16/64/128 IOS 8 1.2 8.0 9.7/10 starting at $499
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 1.9 GHz 7.42 2160 x 1440 64/128/256/512 Windows 8.1 5.0 5.0 9.3/10 starting at $799
Nexus 9 2.3 GHz 7.42 2048 x 1536 16/32 Android 5.0 (Lollipop) 1.6 8.0 9.5/10 starting at $399
Nvidia Shield 1.9 GHz 8.5 1280×720 16 Android 4.4 (KitKat) 8.0 9.0/10 starting at $299

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