Software Help

Problems with Software are argueably the most common issues with computers today. In this section we will guide you through a list of programs which we can fix and recommend alternatives to the software you may already be using.

Office Programs

Word processing, spreadsheets, publishing and databases etc are the most common applications used in offices and often encounter issues during installation.

  • Microsoft Office
  • Apache OpenOffice (FREE)
Web Browsers
  • Google Chrome (RECOMMENDED)
  • Mozilla Firefox (RECOMMENDED)
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer
Email Clients
  • Outlook (RECOMMENDED)
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Thunderbird
Media Players
  • iTunes
  • Windows Media Player
Anti-Virus Software
  • BullGuard Internet Security (RECOMMENDED)
  • Norton AntiVirus
  • AVG AntiVirus FREE (FREE)
Graphic Design/Illustration

Probably the most expensive of software packages. Free alternatives do exist but have limited features and functionality.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Flash
  • Corel Painter
  • GIMP 2.8 (FREE)
Sound Editing/Recording
  • Adobe Audition
  • Audacity

Conflicting Software

Not all software works well together; most noteably, Security software. Never use, or have more than one form of Anti-Virus or security software installed on the same machine. They don't play well together!

Rogue Security Software

Fake security software is the most issues people find today. A good way to spot a rogue security system is if you have never seen or heard of it before. If it just appears one day and you can't open your normal security program; the chances are you are being asked for money to 'Clean' your pc.

CLICK HERE for a comprehensive list of known Rogue Security Software »


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