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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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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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Password Tips and Safety

Password Tips and Safety

By on Aug 12, 2014 | 0 comments

The Docs recommend just four simple guidelines: 1. Should contain at least one special character such as @#$& 2. Be at least 8 characters long 3. Not have any common words/numbers, such as 123, password, birthdate, your name 4. Contain a variation of capitals and small letters. Using these simple guidelines may help prevent hackers and nefarious criminals from...

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