Microsoft Windows PC Resources on the Web

This is a collection of PC programs, utilities and Web sites that I have found usefull. It is not complete, but since I informally maintain many different PC's at many different locations, I figured I'd build this page so that I don't have to constantly remember where to find that whatchamacallit.

I've added a prevention section (last updated 06Oct2005)


I and others who help people fix problems with their Microsoft Windows computers are seeing a large increase in problems with various forms of malware (viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, rootkits, etc). Very often the user has been fooled (social engineering) into doing something that they would not ordinarily do. If you are a Microsoft Windows user, there are several things you can do to avoid the painful, difficult and costly recovery of the control of your computer.

Disclaimer: The following material is very old and has not been updated since sometime in 1996. Although the basic ideas are still correct, many of the specifics are now irrelevant.

  • A list of things to check for speed issues.

    Most of these tips are for MS Windows for Workgroups problems.
  • A list of usefull and informative sites.

  • Then there is always the World Wide Web and its Search Engines

    Ultimately, when in doubt search the World Wide Web!