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Keeping Your Computer Virus-Free

Now that many of us are working, learning, and connecting virtually from home, it’s never been more important to keep your computer virus-free. Physically, to prevent the spread of germs and risk of Covid-19, be sure to regularly wipe down commonly touched surfaces. That includes keyboards, mouse/touch pads, phones, iPads, and other touchscreen devices. Wash […]

A letter to our customers about Coronavirus

A letter to our customers … I would like to personally address the issue that has escalated within the past weeks. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a serious matter and we are taking precautions to ensure that we can do everything to prevent the spread of any germs to keep our customers and employees healthy. We will […]

Backup (your data) before you wish you had!

Hindsight is 20/20. Could have, should have, would have… It’s human nature not to worry (about completing something) when things are going smoothly. This is especially the case when it comes your computer and doing data backups. You meant to do it, but never did get around to running that backup. Then the unthinkable happens […]

My Computer is Slow to Boot- Why?

Does it take a long time for your computer to turn on and load Windows? Do you hit the power button, walk away to get a cup of coffee and by the time you come back, it’s only just bringing icons up on the desktop? There are several possible reasons that your computer is slow […]

Online Language Learning with Memrise

Memrise Online Language Learning App

Bonjour! Ciao! Hola! Is learning a new language or brushing up on some rusty foreign vocabulary on your bucket list? Voilà! Memrise is here to offer you a fun, level-by-level way to memorize and remember words of a foreign tongue with their online language learning app. Memory-Based Online Language Learning Memrise isn’t just boring memorization, […]

Ransomware: Holding Data Files Hostage

You’ve probably heard the term “ransomware” on the news several times in the few last months. What is ransomware? It’s a compilation of the terms “ransom” and “malware.” Malware = malicious + software Software is any kind of program that runs on a computer or electronic device. Malicious software is, like it sounds, bad. Many […]

Fake Internet Service Provider: Phone Scam Alert!

“Hello. This is Verizon. We need to inform you that someone is using your IP address for illegal activity.” Thus begins yet another phone scam, which a recent customer made known to us. We’ve previously notified you of the Windows Expiry scam. This fake Internet Service Provider scam has many similar qualities, as well as […]

Stay in CTRL: Computer Crash (Not) Immanent!

“Do not turn off your computer or you will lose everything!” “Call this number now to reach tech support.” Have you seen or heard alerts like these, warning that a computer crash is immanent or that you have thousands of errors? They’re called scareware, a type of malware that attempts to frighten you into calling […]

What is an SSD and should I have one in my computer?

SSD stands for Solid State Drive. It is the current technology this has begun to replace Hard Disk Drives (HDD). The HDD or SSD is the hardware component in a computer that stores data. The operating system (usually Windows on PCs and MacOS on Apple computers) is installed on the drive. It allows the computer […]

Tune-up Software: Not the Answer for Slow Computers

Are you tired of your sluggish computer? Have you been looking for ways to speed it up? If you think a tune-up software will help, that’s not the best solution. There’s no legitimate tune-up software on the market with proven results of better system performance. However, there are many PUPs available, potentially unwanted programs, which, […]

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