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How do I stop Windows 10?

If you have a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you might have noticed the constant pop-ups alerting you that your operating system is eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10.  Microsoft released its newest operating system last July, and will be offering this free upgrade through July of 2016.  Many have taken […]

Scareware: Alert! Your Computer is (Not) Infected!

Alert!  Your computer has a virus! Do not shut off your computer, or you will risk losing your data! Call this number right away (888) 888 – XXXX. Have you ever seen messages like this pop-up on your computer screen? Maybe there were lots of pop-ups that suddenly appeared, windows you weren’t able to close. […]

Windows Vista Out the Window?

We are now one year out from when Windows Vista will be considered obsolete, with extended support ending on April 11, 2017.  It’s been two years since Microsoft retired Windows XP in April of 2014, and those still using Vista will soon be in the same sinking boat.   Vista, which was originally released on January […]

Free Seminar: Online Security for Parents

“Almost constantly” is how one-fifth of Americans describe how often they go online, according to a recent Pew Research Study on Internet users. 73% of adults reported going online at least daily, and that statistic jumps to 92% for teens. The percentages for those who answered “almost constantly” were similar for both groups—21% of adults […]

Your computer needs some TLC

Computers are like cars, they need some TLC, maintenance and periodic tuneups. Once it starts getting slow, sluggish and unusable, it might be one of two reasons 1) your computer needs a tune up 2) there is a problem with your physical computer hardware. Most times, it may need just a tune up. The amount […]

How long will my Microsoft Windows operating system be supported?

With all released Microsoft software, including the Windows operating system, there is an official end date to when it is no longer supported. Microsoft breaks down the dates by “mainstream support” and “extended support”. What is the difference between “mainstream support” and “extended support”? “Mainstream support” means that 1) Microsoft will continue to enhance and […]

Should I Get Windows 10?

Should I or should I not get Windows 10? That is the question. You may be aware that Microsoft has announced that on July 29, 2015, they will be launching the newest Windows operating system, Windows 10. Apparently, it is different enough from Windows 8.1 that they completely skipped a version 9 and are calling […]

Seven Signs to Spot Phone Tech Scammers

“I’m from Microsoft and I’m calling to let you know we detected some security risks on your computer.” Have you ever received a phone call that began with a line like that? Have you ever allowed a technician you didn’t know take control of your computer remotely? Scammers are running rampant right now, calling as […]

Introducing the Ninjamation Kids Camp 2015

PC Ninja is excited to introduce the our first-ever Ninjamation Kids Camp 2015! Have you ever wondered how stop-animation movies are made? Now is your chance to use your creative talents and learn how to make one of your own! Campers will work in small, collaborative groups with a teacher to guide their planning and […]

Jr. Tech Session: New Education Program!

On Thursday afternoon, March 26, 2015, five bright high school students descended upon the Ninja Dojo (classroom) to take part in PC Ninja’s newest educational program, the Jr. Tech session.  These tech-savvy students became the teachers for a group of computer users who wanted some assistance with various computer skills and settings. PC Ninja offers […]

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