Category: security

Stopping WannaCrypt

Update 6/27/2017 The  petya ransomware virus form today spreads similarly to the WannaCrypt virus from May 2017.  So if you properly completed all the Microsoft updates since April then you should be good.  Either way this is a timely reminder to

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Routine Preventative Maintenance (RPM)

What can you do to limit computer problems in the future?   or What can I do before Tech Support arrives to save time and money? If you login with Administrative powers on your PC then the answer is Routine Preventative

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Cybersecurity

What is Cybersecurity   Cybersecurity:  The state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. “Some people have argued that the threat to cybersecurity has been somewhat inflated” Some

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VOIP phone service & stopping those Robo calls

You can eliminate all unwanted calls with call blockers like NoMoRobo and you will save money and improve service options with the right VoIP phone service like PhonePower. What is VoIP: VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and is the modern way to get

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Ninite for software updates

Installing updates every few weeks is an essential element of any Routine Preventative Maintenance (RPM) program for a PC.  www.NiNite.com is a safe source for software.  It is also by far the easiest way we have ever run across to

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Backups – Implementing the 3221 strategy in your home or small business

For small businesses, home offices (SOHO) and even families with photos good backups are essential.  Every harddrive including your backup drive will eventually fail.  Add to that fires, natural disasters, theft and viruses.  Everybody that computes has potential loss of

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Standard Software

The internet is filled with software that promises improvements to your computing. Many good software programs are available for our computer but there are many more that are not. Beyond that an IT support “Best Practice” is to limit the software

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Email Best Practice for Employee Separations: 

Block the employee from accessing company email on the server but allow the supervisor to respond to their emails.  Change their email password on the server. Create an email forward from the old employee account to their supervisor.  Add an

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Anti-virus and Anti-Malware, Friend or Foe?

Some of the most common client questions we get are about about anti-virus  programs, viruses and malware etc.  Variations include: a.  What Anti-virus program do you recommend and why? b.  Do I still have an active anti-virus program? c.  How come I

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Passwords and personal technology records

Tech Support is often unproductive until you find necessary personal technology records.   Most of us have too many accounts and passwords to remember.  When things are urgent lost or missing stuff causes frustration and wasted time and money.  Lack of attention, bad communication with

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MAC Network Printing

Networking your MAC with you shared PC printer requires a password for you MAC and a MAC driver for the printer. Recover a lost MAC login and password: If you do not remember you MAC password then you need to

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filtering an internet world for kids

From: Jim Ensign To: Kareem Subject: locking down computer files and web browser for preschoolers? Kareem.  This is a great question and spans 2 of my favorite topics: parenting and technical.  I will share some ideas from both perspectives. 1st, I do not have

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