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Signs Your Computer Has a Virus or Other Infection

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When your computer has a virus or malware, it could result in some serious damage like destroying all your files or your computer crashing. It’s important to know and understand the signs if your computer may be under attack. Here are signs that your computer might have a virus: Real or fake alerts: If you receive any virus alerts or error messages this could be an indication that your computer has a type of virus or malware. Be aware of any fake antivirus programs as well that could harm your computer even more. If your computer has been...

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Safe Surfing

Posted by on March 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Safe Surfing

It’s best to use the URL in the web address field instead of using a search engine like Google, Yahoo, or Bing to find the address of a website. A URL is the actually address of the website like www.amazon.com or www.facebook.com. To avoid being redirected to a questionable site, avoid typing your search queries into the search engine. However, if you need to search to find a specific website, add the word “official” to your search queries. This will help you find the actual legitimate company’s website you were looking for. By entering the...

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What Are Web Cookies?

Posted by on December 16, 2015 in Helpful Tips | 0 comments

What Are Web Cookies?

A cookie is a tiny little file that’s stored on your computer. It contains the address of the Web site and codes that your browser sends back to the Web site each time you visit a page there. Cookies don’t usually contain personal information or anything dangerous; they’re usually innocuous and useful, but always surf...

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Recognizing a Potential Virus

Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Computer Security, Helpful Tips | 0 comments

Recognizing a Potential Virus

A virus is a piece of coding or a file that causes harm to your computer’s data or used to carry out criminal activity. Viruses can infect your computer through: Opening an infected email attachment such as a Word or Excel Document and other .exe files Opening an infected file, which could be from a file delivery service like Dropbox or YouSendIt By clicking on a web link in an email Visiting legitimate but corrupted websites can cause viruses A USB/memory stick that is infected but plugged into a computer can transmit the virus as well Tips...

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Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!

Posted by on November 16, 2015 in Computer Security, Helpful Tips, Software | 0 comments

Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!

Know that sinking feeling when your computer crashes?  That stress of losing all of your music, photos, videos and important files?  Well, don’t let this happen to you!  You can stop worrying about losing any of your  files if you back it all up regularly.  Either use some type of cloud service (Carbonite, Mozy, Apple’s iCloud) or an external hard drive.  The Digital Docs recommend a cloud service over a hard drive, but you MUST have some type of backup.  These measures should be taken since a crashed hard drive, misplaced mouse click, or...

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Is Your MacBook Trackpad Working Correctly?

Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is Your MacBook Trackpad Working Correctly?

Are you having trouble with the trackpad on your Mac laptop? It may not respond, and now you’re frustrated and stuck! With time, as your MacBook ages, the battery can degrade and actually EXPAND, pushing against the trackpad. If the swelling gets worse, it can cause serious damage to your laptop. If you are experiencing issues with your trackpad, or need ANY help with your MacBook laptop, call The Digital Docs at 781-639-6070, or use our contact form so we can assist you...

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Tips to Help Keep Your Computer from Running Slow

Posted by on September 15, 2015 in Helpful Tips | 0 comments

Tips to Help Keep Your Computer from Running Slow

Unless brand new, chances are your computer is running slower than it used to. Your computer may be doing things you don’t want it to, or applications and webpages may take forever to load–all common signs that you might need to do a little routine maintenance OR you might require more extensive work. The longer you wait to fix these issues, the slower your computer may become, so here are some tips to get your computer up and running like it used to again! Reboot– It is best for your computer or laptop to reboot (turn OFF then ON...

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BEWARE of the Windows 10 Upgrade!

Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Helpful Tips | 0 comments

BEWARE of the Windows 10 Upgrade!

BEWARE!! A lot of our customers have been “seduced” into upgrading to Windows 10, and have regretted it! If your computer is more than TWO YEARS OLD, we would strongly discourage the upgrade. We have been restoring dozens of computers BACK in the last few weeks, because of very poor performance on older...

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Beware of Tech Support Scammers!

Posted by on July 21, 2015 in Computer Security, Helpful Tips | 0 comments

Beware of Tech Support Scammers!

We all justify at some point to ourselves that we would never be scammed by those lurking the internet because we think we are savvy enough to catch these scams ourselves. However, without proper protection and knowledge, some frauds will find a way to be savvier than you and scam you before you even know it’s a scam! For example, the Tech Support Scam can fool anyone whether you are a 21 years old who has been on the internet your whole life or a 50 years old who just starting using the internet only a couple years ago. This scam can go a...

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Backing Up Your Data

Posted by on July 8, 2015 in Computer Security | 0 comments

Data is important to any home user or business, and losing it can spell disaster, which is why it is important to always have backups of your files and information! Let’s begin with a simple question: How important your data is to you? Think of all the information you have in your computers: all your databases, spreadsheets, documents, files, projects, emails, software, pictures–and think of how valuable they are to your life and/or business. Now try to imagine it all disappearing in an instant. What would happen to your company...

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