How do junk files affect my computer?
Junk files are temporary files that were created by different programs on your computer but were never removed after they were no longer needed. Junk accumulates surprisingly fast. These files do not generally affect your computer performance, but with time, they can take up a lot of valuable space. With the more expensive and smaller SSD drives installed on modern laptops, free space has once again become valuable.
Are tracking cookies dangerous?
Did you read an article about an insurance company, only to be followed by insurance ads on every website you visit? That is, in part, thanks to those tracking cookies. A website can collect your browsing or shopping preferences and store them in a small text file called a tracking cookie. Other websites can then access that information to customize (re-target) their ads to your particular preferences. Even if you don’t mind targeted ads, the real danger of tracking cookies is that they store a significant amount of personal information that can be used with malicious intent by hackers. Outbyte deletes tracking cookies to prevent this from happening.
What do I do about app crashes?
PC Repair displays a log of app crashes for your reference only. Crashes are often no more than a minor nuisance, though sometimes crashes can cause data loss or (rarely) damage to the operating system. No software can automatically repair a crashing app, so you may need to contact our PC Help Desk to get help.
Can PC Repair really speed up my computer?
It depends. Most often, slowdowns are due to a few resource-intensive apps (say, if you have two antiviruses installed) using up too much CPU or too much memory. Using up your computer’s memory slows it down because once the memory is full, Windows starts using your relatively slow hard drive to extend this memory (swapping). Outbyte PC Repair helps you pinpoint the causes of slow performance so that you can take action.