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. […]

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 […]

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 […]