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Signs Your Computer Has a Virus or Other Infection

By on May 25, 2017 | 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...

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Safe Surfing

Safe Surfing

By on Mar 4, 2016 | 0 comments

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...

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What Are Web Cookies?

What Are Web Cookies?

By on Dec 16, 2015 | 0 comments

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

Recognizing a Potential Virus

By on Dec 8, 2015 | 0 comments

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...

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Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!

Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!

By on Nov 16, 2015 | 0 comments

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...

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Is Your MacBook Trackpad Working Correctly?

Is Your MacBook Trackpad Working Correctly?

By on Oct 27, 2015 | 0 comments

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...

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Tips to Help Keep Your Computer from Running Slow

Tips to Help Keep Your Computer from Running Slow

By on Sep 15, 2015 | 0 comments

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...

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BEWARE of the Windows 10 Upgrade!

BEWARE of the Windows 10 Upgrade!

By on Aug 19, 2015 | 0 comments

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!

Beware of Tech Support Scammers!

By on Jul 21, 2015 | 0 comments

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...

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Backing Up Your Data

By on Jul 8, 2015 | 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,...

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