Category: security

Dear Rotarians: As an IT guy who also volunteers to help average people interface with Technology I have learned that it is easy for people to miss some fundamentals of thriving in a world where Technology was supposed to help …

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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? Or What can I do to limit my exposure to the common security threats and …

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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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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 …

Anti-virus and Anti-Malware, Friend or Foe? Read More »

Cyber security is basically protecting digital property and information from theft, loss or destruction.  There have been stories of major breaches every month. While breaches of larger companies make the news private homes and smaller companies are also at risk.  …

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Why Basic File management is worth learning Do you create or store important files?  Do you sometimes struggle finding the right file or the right version of your files or photos?  If you have over 1000 computer files then you will …

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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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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 …

VOIP phone service & stopping those Robo calls Read More »

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 …

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

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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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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Tech Support is often unproductive until you find necessary personal technology records.   Meanwhile, most of us have too many accounts and passwords to remember.  Lost or missing credentials causes frustration, wasted time, and wasted money.  Yesing  the list below you can …

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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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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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