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Has a Crypto Miner Hijacked Your Trading Computer?

A trader’s very livelihood hinges on their trading computer staying at peak performance. Increased slippage due to a slower computer can cost you big bucks. If you’ve noticed Google Chrome slowing down lately, check if you have a crypto mining extension installed. These extensions can hog your computer’s CPU bandwidth and make your computer run […]

Prepare for Trading Computer Disasters with System Backups

Today with cloud computing backups, if your trading computer goes down, it isn’t as disastrous as it once was. But it’s still inconvenient. Starting with a new trading computer can be time-consuming and daunting. You have to install everything from scratch. An image backup can help. Taking an image backup of your Windows 10 system […]

How to Safely Clean Your Trading Computer Keyboard

When you are a trader, cleaning your keyboard is probably the last thing on your mind. However, here’s some freak-out information that may put this task on your radar. Your keyboard is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. If your priorities have now suddenly changed, we don’t blame you. Just like regularly cleaning your […]

Traders: Check These 6 Things When Your Internet is Slow

When you are trading on your trading computer, you need to have every part of your system working at peak performance in order to avoid slippage and consequent loss of profit. So when your internet connection slows down, it can directly affect your bottom line. And you might not even notice small drops in performance […]

How to Improve the Ergonomics of a Laptop Trading Computer

I’ve noticed lately more traders are using laptops as their trading computers. And why not? It’s convenient. It’s freeing. You can easily take it on a business trip or to any room in your home. However, if you are spending a long time in front of the device, you might start noticing discomfort around your […]

7 Ways to Free Up Hard Drive Space on a Trading Computer

A new trading computer runs like a Ferrari. But after you’ve been using it a while, programs and data start to accumulate. These accumulated files gradually degrade the performance of your system as you start to run out of hard disk space. You can always buy a secondary internal or external hard drive. But sometimes […]

It’s Time to Rethink Your Trading Computer’s Backup Strategy

Your trading computer holds your most valuable business assets. These include trading software, notes, market research, and more. So you need to protect your computer against disaster. Regular backups of your computer are a must. However, you need to periodically evaluate if your backup plan still makes sense given the current state of technology. A […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Trading Computer from Ransomware

Imagine starting your trading computer and seeing a message that your files are gone and you can get them back only if you pay. That’s how ransomware conducts business. Ransomware holds your computer hostage by using hacking techniques. Your data becomes unusable until you pay. If you don’t pay, the hackers destroy your information. As […]

10 Tips to Prolong Trading Laptop Battery Life

When you are traveling from city to city, you need a reliable trading laptop. Finding power outlets is always an inconvenience, and sometimes you just can’t plug in. Lots of traders carry an extra backup battery. While that’s a good idea, you can also take some preventive measures to save power. Windows 10 laptops have […]

3 Steps to Making a Computer Safe for Kids

When you are working as a trader, you want a lean and mean working computer. But when you are a parent, you want something that is easy-to-use and safe. Microsoft has been in the personal computer business for a long time. They understand the importance of family. To better serve their family-minded customers, Microsoft has […]