If you are a regular Internet user, then you’ve perhaps come across the term “spyware”. This is a pretty good definition of what these programs are. Spyware is a program that exists within your computer system to carry out functions like displaying unwanted ads, recording your keystrokes, and even monitoring how much you use your computer.
These programs enter your computer system without you even aware of it (just like real spies). They may slip past you when you’re downloading music, or they may even be disguised as programs that you thought were not harmful. That’s how tricky the authors of these programs are.
So what exactly does this mean for you? The implications of this range from the frustrating, to the down-right maddening. On the other hand, some spyware programs simply generate pop-up ads while you are browsing. Others can re-define your browser’s homepage. Read more . . .
Who hasn’t heard of the term “Bluetooth” nowadays? Have you noticed how almost every electronic gadget has it? And if you are not “tech-savvy”, then perhaps you are at a loss as to what it actually refers to and how it really works.
Bluetooth technology was created by several companies (such as IBM, Intel, Ericsson, and Toshiba) that formed a “special interest group” so that they can find a way to connect their products. This also indicates that the Bluetooth technology is not owned by a single corporation. Read more . . .
Drivers.biz feels for you! When your modem won’t work, you can’t connect! We’ve been seeing people complaining recently about problems with a lot of modem or chipset brands: Lucent modem drivers, Rockwell, PCTEL, and Conexant being the main suspects.
People today are tired of the Internet crawling along at a snail’s pace–they want more speed! Your actual modem hardware is part of the solution, but another part is the modem’s device drivers. These can affect the speed of the connection, and new drivers are released practically often. So, many surfers want to get rid of old drivers, and update–particularly, if you are having connection problems, stability problems, or slower speeds than you should be getting. Read more . . .
Drivers.biz knows your frustrations! Your CD drive is usually your main point of contact with software, so when it is on the fritz, you’ve to repair it fast. CDRW, for burning CDs, CD-ROM, and their counterparts using DVD discs are drives that are not as complex as other parts of your computer system, and updating your drivers will surely solve your problems.
If you have an internal IDE or SCSI CD-R or CD-RW drive, you may not actually need drivers at all. Internal drives are now supported natively (without any drivers required) by Windows, including Windows 98, 2000, ME, and XP. Read more . . .