An Introduction to Read-Only Memory (ROM)

Random access memory (RAM) isn’t the only type of physical memory attached to your computer’s motherboard. Whether you own a desktop or laptop, it probably has read-only memory (ROM) as well. Unlike RAM, ROM doesn’t affect your computer’s performance. With that said, it’s still a critically important piece of hardware that can protect your computer…

Resident vs Non-Resident Computer Viruses: What’s the Difference?

Defined by their ability to self-replicate, computer viruses are a serious concern for businesses. If one of the computers connected to your business’s information technology (IT) infrastructure becomes infected with a virus, it may spread to other connected computers. The virus will essentially replicate itself as it spreads to other devices, thereby compounding the damage…

What Is Browser Hijacking?

Whether you use the internet for recreational or commercial purposes, you should take precautions to protect against browser hijacking. While some forms of browser hijacking are simply a nuisance, others pose a serious risk to your privacy as well as the security of your devices. The Basics of Browser Hijacking Web browser hijacking, or what’s…

The Purpose of Windows Dump Files and How They Work

Have you ever encountered the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) when using a Windows PC? While Microsoft has vastly improved its Windows architecture in recent decades, the operating system isn’t immune to technical- or software-related problems. If Windows encounters a serious problem, it may crash while simultaneously displaying the BSOD. Thankfully, Windows will also…

What Is Windows S Mode?

Windows 10 is the latest generation of Microsoft’s long-running PC operating system. You may discover, however, that some desktops and laptops run a special version of it. Known as S Mode, it’s designed to improve security and performance, though it comes at the cost of greater restrictions. So, what is Windows 10 S Mode exactly?…