Your browser is a doorway to the outside world. It brings knowledge, information, video, audio, image, etc. from anywhere at your comfort. Considering computing without browser is next to impossible. In the purview of cloud computing its importance grows further, as everything starting form programs to files are accessible through the web-browser. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Apple Safari are some of the common browser that are in use worldwide. But, this great accessibility feature has become the medium for Internet bad-guys who keep on discovering and researching to find loopholes into the browser in order to steal your personal or business information. They try to take hold of your computer browser, or redirect you to a webpage of their choice.
Taking the concern seriously, the discipline of computer technical support includes a new topic into their service list as “Browser support”, that itself is a broad category entertaining all issues related to browser, email, instant messenger, social network, Internet connectivity, networking and sharing, Internet security and media player. Each element of the category is directly or indirectly associated with the installed browser. You may be aware with browser error messages like 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden), 404 (Not Found), 408 (Request Timeout), 500 (Internal Server Error), 504 Gateway Timeout, and more, which get displayed on the system some or the other time while trying to access resources. However, for every error you can’t blame the browser for instance the 504 Gateway Timeout HTTP and 404 (Not found) are beyond control being an end-user. The 401 Unauthorized HTTP status code means that the page you were trying to access cannot be loaded until you first log on with a valid username and password. The 403 Forbidden HTTP status code means that accessing the page or resource you were trying to reach is absolutely forbidden. Similarly, the list of email error message is endless and can be specific as per mail service provider or email program. A few includes: Conversion required but not supported, Conversion with loss performed, Conversion failed, Routing loop detected and Delivery time expired. Likewise social network and others can also come up with their own language and symptoms.
To fix computer issues related to browser, email, social network, etc. you have to just call on the phone number or push an email request to your tech support vendor, and experts will take the remote access of your system to fix those. Experts can reinstall or update browser, configure email settings or privacy settings associated with social network to erase those issues. Experts will help you to stay protected on the web across all platforms with instant support. They can remove viruses; spyware and malware form the machine either through Microsoft Security Scanner or third-party antivirus or Internet security tools. Manual removal is also possible through the diagnosis of event viewer and editing of registry settings.
Experts from PC Help portals can also render support regarding the setup and installation, software update and upgrade, printer networking and sharing, and repair and troubleshooting of PC and peripherals. Apart from relying on the service providers, you should be pretty conscious regarding the security of your machine. Install Microsoft Security Essentials or another antivirus and antispyware program. Reset Internet browser and email settings, disable unnecessary add-ons and customize the Windows Firewall to curb malware.
As a senior computer technical support engineer at Techvedic, the author offers out-of-the-box PC help service remote support to global customers for issues related to hardware and software. Moreover, he has a passion to write articles and blogs related to computer support, so as to empower consumers to fix computer problems on their own.