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Help! My computer has been hijacked

Have you got a few minutes to talk about security? Computer Security that is. I hope you have as it’s an important subject that could cost you a lot should you ignore it. I want to talk to you about two aspects of email and online security that are most prevalent, namely Ransomware and Phishing. […]

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The End of Windows XP

Does your Start button in the corner of your screen look like this? If it does, then you’re running Windows XP and YOU MUST READ THIS POST! From next April, Microsoft are withdrawing support for their Windows XP operating system. That means that all security updates and patches will stop being issued and XP will […]

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What’s Safe to Update on my Computer?

A lot of problems on the computers I get called out to repair are caused by a virus, malware or other such undesirables. Most PC owners ask me,  “How did I get that? I’ve got an Anti Virus program, shouldn’t that have stopped it?” Well, the truth is, you probably gave the virus permission to infect […]

Help when buying a new PC

When it comes to buying a new computer I know that many of my customers feel overwhelmed with the options available and are often intimidated by sales staff. They seem to speak a foreign language and think you’ll be impressed with mentions of so many “gigahertz”, “gigabytes” and “giga-whatchacallits”. There’s a real snobbery practised by some sales […]

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A Huge Thank You… to YOU !

This is a simple post with a very important message. It goes out to all my customers and people who have supported me and my business. These are difficult times and running a business isn’t the easiest of tasks even when the economy is booming – but I’m still here, still trading and still making […]

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How to Re-Register Avast Free Anti Virus

UPDATED – September 2014 The excellent, free antivirus program, Avast requires annual registration and the software will begin to prompt you when your licence is due for renewal. Some people are a bit wary to re-register as the prompts often suggest that you upgrade to the paid version, but you don’t have to pay anything […]

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