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How to protect yourself from robocall scams

According to YouMail, a call blocking and call management services company, 58.5 billion robocalls were made in the U.S. alone in 2019. And it’s believed that up to 44 percent of those were made by scammers. These prerecorded robocall messages can run the gamut from dangling expensive travel rewards to threatening legal action for nonexistent debts if you don’t call them back. What are they looking for exactly? Why do you receive robocalls? Personal information sells well on the dark web, and this includes social security numbers, credit card numbers, […]

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How To Fix Mic Sensitivity On Windows

Does it always buzz when you use your Windows microphone? You tried restarting the system, still, the buzzing noise remained. It becomes impossible for you to record your content the way you want. Don’t worry, we will guide you how to fix mic sensitivity to get the best results. Reasons for Mic Sensitivity Issue in Windows First, let us understand why this mic sensitivity issue comes in Windows? It is a common issue that many people like you are facing. Incorrect system settings leads to mic sensitivity issues in your […]

How To Fix Broken Registry Items On Windows 10

Windows works with a special hierarchical file-based database called the Windows Registry, where it stores tons of data. Essentially, whenever a new tool or application is installed in your system, it is stored in the registry. All the programs, configuration settings, and components are packed together to be stored in the registry. And the information in the registry keeps piling on with each passing day. This includes a host of keys and values. In other words, the registry stores files, folders, and information within it. Owing to the value and […]

How to Connect Your Device to Your TV

By now, you’re probably used to staying home during the coronavirus pandemic – and your TV, computer, phone, and tablets have probably become a daily part of your routine. You’ve probably had a video chat with friends or coworkers, taken a class online, and binge-watched a lot more Netflix than ever before. But you’ve probably wished you could watch a Facebook video or an online class on a larger screen… Here’s how you can connect your computer, tablet, or phone to your TV. It’s easier than you think. Connect with […]

10 Tips for Fixing Computer Problems at Home

Computers are great—when they work. Unfortunately, when your computer has a problem, you may not know how to safely fix the issue. And you probably don’t want to take any unnecessary trips to the computer repair shop, or invite a technician into your home. Luckily, many common computer problems can be solved with some simple troubleshooting. Next time your computer doesn’t work like it’s supposed to, try some of these troubleshooting tips. Remember: Always backup your computer. Before making changes to your computer, you should backup your important files. If […]

5 Reasons to Use PC Reviver

Over time, your computer slows down for a number of reasons: Junk file buildup, unwanted programs, disorganized registry… The list goes on.   Fortunately, you can get your computer running like new again with a pretty simple tool called PC Reviver. This all-in-one maintenance solution helps find and fix common computer problems, and helps maintain your computer to avoid issues in the future.   Here are five ways PC Reviver can help extend and optimize your computer’s lifespan.   Best part? Most of these features are available in the free trial.   START MY FREE TRIAL 1. Fix common computer issues in […]

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Are you looking for something new to read? Part of our new normal is finding creative ways to pass the time while we stay indoors. Some of that time can be spent binge-watching TV shows, working on your computer, or playing games on your phone… but you may be looking for alternative activities. Local libraries and bookstores may be unavailable right now, but electronic books (known as eBooks) are easy to find. Here are our top five places to find cheap, or even free, eBooks and audiobooks. Your local library […]

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How to Update Computer Drivers for Free

To get the best performance out of your computer, you need the right drivers.   Drivers are like translators that help your computer communicate with different devices, like your printer, webcam, or graphics card.   Making sure your computer has the right drivers is critical, but updating them yourself can be complex and risky. Improperly installed drivers can lead to performance problems. Knowing which drivers to update is time-consuming.   Fortunately, ReviverSoft Driver Reviver handles all of this for you. In just a few steps, Driver Reviver scans your computer, backs up your drivers, and installs the updated drivers you need.   […]

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Beware of getting packages you didn’t order: You may be part of a scam called “brushing.” And it’s impossible to prevent. It’s not the worst scam in the world. At best, you get free items (although they may be useless and arrive frequently). But it could be a sign that your account information has been compromised. What is brushing? Brushing is a new online retail scam where retailers (usually on sites like Amazon) attempt to game the system and falsify positive reviews. The process goes like this: The seller creates […]

Ten Tips to Reduce Screen Time

We’re all spending more time in front of our phones and computers these days, but it’s still important to reduce screen time. Studies show reducing screen time can help improve our sleep quality and mental health — not to mention how much time we waste. Too much screen use can be an addiction According to the Pew Research Center, everyone, especially seniors, is exponentially increasing their time in front of screens. Do the math: Spending 2 hours a day on your phone adds up to nearly an entire month per […]

If you’ve noticed hardware problems or unreliable computer performance, you may be dealing with outdated or incorrect drivers.   If your computer headache just got worse, don’t worry. Keeping your drivers up-to-date is pretty simple.   What does a driver do?  Think of a computer’s drivers as translators.   Imagine your printer (or monitor, or keyboard) speaks Spanish, but your computer only speaks English. The driver translates for them, allowing your computer and printer to work together.   Drivers are also responsible for lots of your hardware, like your monitor or keyboard, which are absolutely essential to your […]

How to Stay Safe When Dating Online

Online dating is more common than ever. In fact, 30% of American adults say they’ve used a dating site or app.  However, they can be risky, and not just emotionally. Cyber-criminals use dating sites, too. You can reveal a lot of personal information on dating sites and the only defense is awareness.  If you’re new to online dating or just want to up your online dating safety game, here are some online dating safety tips everyone should know.  Avoid specifics in your dating profile  You may be tempted to be […]

You may want to think twice before doing someone a favor — at least if it involves purchasing gift cards.  A new scam is on the rise.  Stop! Don’t Buy That Gift Card Picture this: Your boss, grandkid, or pastor sends you an email asking you to help them buy some gift cards. They may tell you they’re very busy, or that it’s a gift for someone else. The email is even signed with their name. It sounds innocent enough, right?  Not quite.  If they ask you to buy gift […]

Stop squinting at your screen: Learn how to make the text bigger on your computer, iPhone, Android, tablet, or web browser. Have you found yourself straining to read text on a web page? What about text on your tablet or phone? Fortunately, increasing text size on all of your devices is quick and easy. Increasing text size on your computer Windows 10 Select the Start button Select Settings  Select Ease of Access Select Display To make just the text on your screen larger, adjust the slider under Make text bigger.  […]

ReviverSoft is 10 today!

Wow doesn’t time fly.. 10 years ago today ReviverSoft started with the mission to help people love their computers again. We were a small team with energy and enthusiasm for our mission and never knew what was in store for us or even if we would still be in business 12 months later. 10 years later, we have thousands of customers, 11 products and a huge team of people working together to continue with our original mission. I would like to sincerely thank all of the people that have made […]

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