Computer Virus information, BIOS error codes, IRQ information, and much more

Top Ten Steps to Troublefree Computing

PCHELL Virus Center
Learn how to protect yourself

Computer Cliff Notes

Computer Virus Hoaxes 

and how to recover file

Glossary of Computer Terms

Read the story about Adrian Cole

Parent's Guide to
A Report Every Parent Should Read

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 7

How to Remove Speed Up Browsing Popup in IE9 

Recover from a Corrupted Registry in Windows XP 

How to Delete a Service in Windows Vista 

Fix Problem with No Active Mixer Devices Available when Opening Volume Control in Windows XP 

How to Fix Problems When Windows Installer Popups Error With Missing .MSI Files  

How to Fix 500 Internal Server Error in PHP 5.4 script 

How to Fix Problem with Windows Automatic Updates Service Missing  

How to Fix Windows Vista Update
Error 80244019

How to Fix Blue Screen Error 0x000000D1 with NDIS.SYS 

How to Unhide Files after Malware Removal 

What is the Config.MSI Folder and Can I Delete It?  

Fix Problem Connecting Samsung Galaxy to Computer via USB - MTP Driver 

How to View or Reset Windows Hosts File 

Unknown File in Winsock LSP - NWPROVAU.DLL  

How to Set Yahoo Mail as your default email program 

How to Fix Corrupted Search Provider in IE8  

How to Delete Individual Entries from Windows Run Command History

Fix Code 19 error with CD/DVD Drive 

Fix Code 39 error with CD or DVD Drive 

Cannot Connect to Shared Network Drive 

How to Fix HPQKBFILTR.SYS Keylogger error in Kaspersky 

USB Drive Stops Computer From Booting 

Adding Spellcheck to Outlook Express 

Flash Player Will Not Install  

How to Disassemble Asus EeePC  

Installing Windows Vista on a Blank Hard Drive

How to Clone Hard Drive With Bad Sectors  

How to Delete Your Windows Vista Logon Password 

How to Make Disk Cleanup Run Faster 

What is PDF Spam and Does it Contain Viruses? 

Remote Access Trojan May Infect Hotel Point of Sale Systems

How to Get Internet Explorer out of Full Screen Mode 

Unable to Open New Tab in IE9 - Spinning Favicon problem 

How to Fix 404 Errors for /apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png and /apple-touch-icon.png  

Export MSN Favorites to Internet Explorer 

MSBLAST.EXE Worm Removal

Review of PCDecrapifier

How to Remove McAfee 

How to Remove Norton

How to Remove Avast 

How to Remove AVG 

How to Remove AntiVir 

How to Remove Panda 

Sasser Worm Removal

Grum Trojan Removal

How to Remove Rootkit32.Win32.ZAccess.J 

Welchia (dllhost.exe and svchost.exe) Worm Removal

MyDoom or Novarg.A worm removal

MyDoom.B worm removal

What is the Bloodhound.Exploit.6 Virus and How to Remove It

Anna Kournikova Virus Detection and Removal

Happy99.exe virus/worm Detection and Removal

Navidad virus detection and removal

Network.vbs Removal and Protecting Yourself against this attack

Pretty Park virus/worm Detection and Removal

QAZ Backdoor Trojan - Notepad.exe replacement virus

Shockwave Trojan (CREATIVE.EXE)
Virus Detection and Removal

SMASH Virus Information - Windows Blue Screen Virus

Detection and Removal of Back Orifice - Boserve.exe Also a Warning about - virus

Winkiller.A Trojan (X1.exe virus) Information

The Spam Virus - Not really a virus but spreads just the same

VBS.Stages.A - Life_Stages Worm Removal

Bymer Trojan - wininit.exe virus removal

How to Remove (res://mshp.dll/index.html#10213)
homepage hijacker also IEFEATS.A trojan

Killer Resume Macro Virus Information and Help

Sillyworm.vbs Detection and Removal

Magistr Virus Information

BadTrans Trojan Virus Removal

VBS.Loveletter and NewLove Information and Help

How to Remove Backdoor SDBot.H Trojan

Twaintec.dll Removal Help

Sircam Virus Detection and Removal

Klez Virus Detection and Removal

Detection and Removal of the Hybris Trojan: Snowhite and the Seven Dwarfs Virus

Detection and Removal of W95.MTX Virus

Dumaru Virus Removal

How to Remove FCADVICE.EXE

BugBear.B Worm Removal

SoBig Worm Removal

SoBig.B or Palyh Worm Removal

Sobig.E Worm Removal

SoBig.F virus removal

MiMail.A-J Worm Removal

SysUpd.exe (TSCash) Removal Help 

Detection and Removal of KAKWorm - Kagou-Anti-Krosoft error

Dumaru.Y and Dumaru.Z ( virus removal

Brown Orifice - Netscape Java Security Hole

How to Remove SurferBar

Swen.A Worm Virus Removal

Maximum Number of Secrets That May Be Stored in a Single System Has Been Exceeded Error 

DailyNews3 - Home Income Profit Scam 

Foxit Reader - A Great Alternative to Adobe Reader

Windows Defrag Does Not Complete

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Everyone has been to PC Hell at one time or another. It's that place you visit when your personal computer is driving you insane with problems, glitches, and so on. To try to soothe the frustration, we'll provide some tips, hints, and troubleshooting remedies to help you get out of PC Hell. Be warned however, sometimes there is no exit....

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Windows 8 Reviews and Help 

DNSChanger Trojan Removal  

Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista
without the latest service packs ends in 2010 

Windows Genuine Advantage Issues and Solutions 

Product Key Does Not Match Current Windows SKU

Cannot Install Plugins after Installing or Upgrading to Wordpress 2.8 

Computer Continuously Reboots with Stop Error after SP3 is installed 

Reviews of the latest Spyware Removal Programs including Microsoft AntiSpyware, Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal, and Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4

Essential Tools for Removing Spyware, Adware, and Malware 

Rootkit Removal Tools and Help

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition Won't Open - How to Fix 

How to Manually Run the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

HijackThis Tutorial

Review of SuperAntiSpyware

How to Fix Google Chrome Not Opening Web Pages or Settings

Review of FastAgain PC Booster 

Review of Free Registry Cleaner 

How to Remove Smitfraud variants like
WinAntivirus Pro 2007 or PestCapture 

Infected Electronic Greeting Cards Viruses

How to Remove Rogue Spyware Cleaner Programs  

How to Remove Win 7 Antispyware 2012 

How to Delete Undeleteable Files 

Deleting, Wiping, Degaussing and Destroying Hard Drive Data

Change Forgotten Administrator Password
in Windows XP/2000/Vista

Access is Denied to Network Printer from Windows Vista

Remove Unwanted Icons or Programs from
the Windows Vista Welcome Center 

How to Create A Good Password 

How to Fix Problem when Windows Updates Will Download,
But Won't Install Properly 

How to Fix Problem when Windows Security Center
reports multiple antivirus programs are installed
but they are not. 

Internet Explorer Cannot Download Files - How to Fix

Troubleshooting the Unmountable Boot Volume
Error Message in Windows XP 

Ways to Make Windows XP Boot Faster

How to Keep Your Computer Up-To-Date  

Fixing RTHDCPL.EXE - Illegal System DLL
Relocation Error in Windows XP

What is CTFMon.EXE and Can It Be Removed

Master/Slave Settings vs. Cable Select

How to Remove Zango  

U3 Flash Drives - What Are They
and How to Remove U3 Software if Desired

Using Microsoft SyncToy to backup your data on a daily basis 

How to Troubleshoot and Solve Problem of Limited or
No Connectivity after installing Windows XP Service Pack 2

How to Fix "Not Enough Server Storage" Error
when Connecting to Computer on the Network

WinTools Removal Help

Removal of WMF Exploit and VML Exploit Hijackers including Spyaxe, Spy Sheriff, Spy Trooper, Brave Sentry and others 

How to Fix Adobe Reader Security Flaw  

Fix SVCHOST.EXE Application Error in Windows XP 

Change Partition Size of Drive without Reformatting 

How to Disable Vista On-Screen Keyboard 

SmitRem Tutorial used to Remove Spyaxe and others

How to Remove SurfSideKick and DXCDIRECT.COM

How to Fix the Prompt for
Click to Run an ActiveX Control on this webpage

Fix Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator   

Fix Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

What is the DSO Exploit and How to Remove it

How to Fix Windows XP Update Error 0x80070420

How to Remove the Windows XP Welcome Screen

How to Fix RtlGina2.dll error and Windows XP Welcome Screen  

How to Correct Missing Copy to CD
option in My Pictures in Windows XP

How to Fix Problem Viewing or Accessing Secure Web Sites

How to Change Default Editor in Windows and Fax Viewer

How to Remove About:Blank Homepage Hijacker

How to Remove Fun Web Products software
My Web Search, Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, Fun Buddy Icons, My Mail Stationery, My Mail Signature, My Mail Stamps, Popular Screensavers, and Webfetti 

Error Nuker - Review of program to identify and
remove problems with the Windows Registry

What is the Tilde (~) File that appears
on my desktop? Is it dangerous?

What is the thumbs.db file and can I delete it safely 

"Spooler Subsystem App has encountered a problem
and needs to close" Error and How to Fix it

How to Fix "Autochk Program Not Found"
Error when Windows boots

Solution for Password not Saved in
Outlook Express or Outlook in Windows XP

How to Delete Temporary Internet Files,
Cookies, and History Files

How to Troubleshoot Code 10 when working
with USB Mass Storage Devices

How to Fix USB Drive Zero Capacity Issue 

How to Fix Problem When Network Setup Wizard and Network Connections Won't Open or Run  

How to Fix Access Denied Error when Using MSCONFIG  

How to Fix Error 501 Permission Denied
When Changing Fonts in Outlook Express 

Visit the PC HELL Virus Center to learn
how to protect yourself from viruses

Review of Netflix Online DVD Rental

Free DVD Decoder Software Information

Free CD Burning Software Information  

How to Disable or Remove Windows Messenger
instant messaging in Windows XP

Noise from Computer Speakers Sounds Like A Chipmunk 

Fully Interactive Setup of Actiontec GT701-WG
54Mbps Wireless DSL Router
with Screenshots

Fully Interactive Setup and Screenshots for
Zoom X5 5554-A DSL Modem
with Screenshots

Fully Interactive Setup and  Screenshots for
Zoom X6 Wireless/4 Port DSL Modem
with Screenshots

How to Remove Windows IP Messaging in Windows XP

Fix Unreadable Fonts in Norton Antivirus or Systemworks

What is the Winmail.dat file ? 

Fix Incorrect Time Stamp on Hotmail Messages 

What is the KB891711.exe file in Windows 98 and Windows ME?

No Menu Bar or Tabs available in Windows XP Task Manager

How to Fix Blank Add/Remove Programs Control Panel 

How to Boot into Safe Mode 

How to Backup and Restore Outlook Express Mail Settings,
Address Book, Blocked Senders List and Other Settings

Problems Opening Microsoft Outlook

How to Migrate Outlook Express Mail to Outlook 2010 

Can't Open Attachments in Outlook Express


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Hardware Hell
POST Error Codes, IRQ, DMA,
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Software Hell
Software Tips, Tricks, etc.

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Internet Hell
Internet Related Problems,
Viruses, etc.

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Online Support Hell
Links to manufacturers and drivers

Information on How to Remove Spyware, Adware and Malware
How to Remove Bonzi Buddy,
How to Remove Comet Cursor,
How to Remove GoHip Browser Enhancement

How to Remove Gator

Download Roboform, a spyware free alternative to Gator. Click Here!

How to Remove or Uninstall Incredimail 

How To Remove Popup Ads from "Powered by Zedo" and others

How to Respond to a Google Adsense Hijacking 

Malware Spreads Via Twitter

How to Remove Spam Blocker Utility

How to Remove TheSpyBot

How to Remove Windows Diagnostic, Windows Repair, Windows Restore, Windows Safe Mode, and other similarly named Rogue programs 

How to Remove System Smart Security 

How to Remove Google Redirect Virus 

How to Remove Redirect 

How to Remove Redirect 

How to Remove Redirect 

How to Remove Redirect 

How to Remove Redirect 

How to Remove Redirect 

How to Remove Redirect 

Review of BigString Recallable Email 

How to Save and Restore Desktop Layout of Icons

How to Delete Typed URLs from Internet Explorer Address Bar 

How to Fix "An Error Occurred During Directory Enumeration"

How to Fix Problem Changing Desktop Wallpaper  

How to Fix Blank or Missing Title Bar in IE9  

Review of Belarc Advisor

Review of 

How to Remove Alfacleaner

How to Remove Alot Toolbar 

How to Remove AntivirusGolden

How To Remove DriveCleaner

How to Remove PestCapture 

How to Remove Search and Destroy

How to Remove Spylocked

How to Remove VirusProtectPro

How to Remove Ultimate Defender and Ultimate Cleaner 2007

How to Remove VirusRescue

How to Remove SystemDoctor 2006

How to Remove Bargain Buddy

How to Remove StarWare

How to Remove WildTangent

How to Remove Viewpoint Media Player or Viewpoint Manager

How to Disable Windows XP Security Alert Balloon Notifications

How to Remove Warning Message "This page contains secure and nonsecure items"

How to Use Remote Desktop to Access Multiple Computers on your LAN  

Acer ERecovery Service is not Available 

Acer Recovery CD. Restore Failed, Reason 0xF0000051 

How to Fix Errors with Windows Help  

How to View and Decipher Windows Minidump files  

Review of Netgear WiFi Internet Adapter 

How to Remove TopRebates and WebRebates 

How to Remove SpeedBlaster and MemoryMeter by TotalVelocity

How to Remove Date Manager

How to Remove Ezula TopText ILookup

How to Remove Precision Time

How to Remove HotBar

How to Remove IBIS Web Search Toolbar (

How to Remove Kazaa 3.0 and associated programs

How to Remove NCase

How to Remove 

How to Remove UPDMGR.EXE

How to Remove res://random.dll Homepage Hijacker

How to Remove WeatherBug

How to Remove Homepage Hijacker

How to Remove ZY Web Search

How to Remove Globaltoolbar

How To Remove Click2FindNow and I-Lookup Homepage Hijackers Removal

Removal of SaveNow
and NewDotNet programs

PopUp Ad Removal Help

How to Remove HuntBar and Search Toolbar

How to Remove People OnPage Browser Enhancement

How to Remove Start Now Toolbar - ToolbarUpdaterService.exe 

How to Remove and FreeScratchandWin

How to Remove Xupiter Toolbar

How to Fix BLService Error on some HP Vista Computers 

How to Install NETBEUI on
Windows XP

How to Remove Internet Explorer
Content Advisor Password
 IE10/Windows 8

How to Disable System Restore in Windows ME, Windows XP,  or Windows Vista 

How to Disable News Headlines
in Netscape Messenger Mail

How to Bring Back Missing Folders in Netscape Messenger Mail

How to Remove
and Homepage Hijackers

How to Remove Look2Me

How to Remove Homepage Hijacker

How to Remove Homepage Hijacker

How to Remove Homepage Hijacker

How to Remove Homepage Hijacker

How to Remove Homepage Hijacker

How to Remove Open Search Web (

Recommended Software for PC Hell Visitors
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
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