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Best Practices

Power settings Leave your computer powered on. By default, your windows updates and antivirus software are scheduled to scan and update at around 3am. This is done for several reasons. First, you want to have programs closed when they are being updated so they can update properly. If updates are happening in the background while […]

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Safari Alert

This alert is just a phishing attempt to get you to cough up your personal info. You are not infected with malware, you just have some bits of data on your device that allowed it to be redirected to this phishing website. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be surfing again in no time. Quit […]

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Download Buttons, Which One Do I Click

When searching online for that program, or that eBook you were promised by going to xyz.com, use this rule of thumb to click on the correct download link. Chances are, the page you landed on has at least three download buttons that look legitimate. The bigger the download button, the less likely it’s the button […]

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Remove Windows 10 Pop-up

Microsoft pushed out an update to your computer causing the pop-up to appear, relentlessly. Remove that specific update (KB3035585), and you remove the pop-up. The following is intended for educational purposes only. If you have a tendency to mess things up, please stop here. Proceed at your own risk.   Open a command prompt as […]

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Naming Your Hard Drives

There is no shame in what works for you. If you find yourself having to 2nd guess yourself when moving files to and from several external or internal hard drives, or other USB storage devices, the solution is simple.   When you format a drive, give it a very descriptive name. One that you can […]

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Don’t use the red X

Friendly reminder: NEVER use the “red X” button when you suspect malware or adware in a pop up, or in your browser. Instead, use keyboard combination “Alt F4” (without the quotes) The reason is simple, developers of malware craft in button look-a-likes, to make you think  you are clicking on things like “close this window”. […]

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Windows 10 Is Here, Windows 10 Is Free

Click Here to download your free copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft. For most of you, it will be a free upgrade! Even if you have already registered to be notified when your free upgrade is available, and have not yet received that notification, it’s ready for you. You’ll be downloading an ISO file type, […]

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Managed Continuity for Continuous IT Access

  Continuous access to IT systems is critical for a business to maintain growth and profitability. Downtime, data loss and lack of access to important files could mean loss of sales in the short-term and fewer customers and profits in the longer term. Using industry leading technology, we offer a solution which monitors, analyses, protects […]

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Latest Craigslist Scam

Latest Craigslist Scam

It recently became important to write out your email address in a unique way, in order to avoid getting spammed. Listing your email as “email1234 at yahoo dot com” would slip right by the bad-guy programs that are scanning Craigslist ads for email addresses. They can then use those emails to bombard you with junk mail, […]

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