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Pop-Up Microsoft Virus Alert Scams

I honestly thought I had written about this a long time ago, but in searching the entire blog, I found out otherwise. If you see something like the image below, DO NOT CALL THE NUMBER. It is a SCAM. They will try and talk you into taking control of your computer to “prove” that you Continue Reading

Computer Utilities and Performance

Less is More Computer Performance is Impacted by Application Count Computer Speed is Inversely Proportional to the Number of Installed Applications How many more ways can I say this? I think that’s adequate. For longer than I can possibly recall, I have been saying “The fewer applications installed on your computer, the better it will Continue Reading

Repairing Hard Drives

Repairing Your Failing Hard Drive This is actually not possible.  But for the sake of discussion… This topic comes up from time to time and I think I may have even written about it years ago in another blog, but that blog is history, since I sold The Computer Wizard in Plano, TX.  The blog Continue Reading

Avoid Business Transactions Over Unsecured Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is extremely convenient and very tempting to use.  But should you?  This fits into the category of “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should” topics. Sure it’s convenient to park yourself in the local coffee shop, connect to their free Wi-Fi and take care of your banking.  But while you’re doing this, Continue Reading

Just Say NO to Flash Player Updates

Adobe’s Flash Player is Ubiquitous It is employed on virtually every computer in the world. It’s purpose is to enable live streaming of videos, ads, news articles and the like that take the form of movies or animations. For years now, one of the most popular distribution vehicles for malware has been fake Adobe Flash Continue Reading

Bulk Trash FAIL

This is a bad idea. The thieves now know exactly which house to break into for a new 50″ Samsung UHD TV Tear up the box and put it in your recycling can. Take it to the nearest school’ s recycling bin. Break it open and turn it inside out to make it less obvious. Continue Reading

One Million Android Phones Infected by Hackers

OK… Not literally.  Actually it’s MORE than one million phones have been infected by hackers, making their Google accounts, photos and emails vulnerable. Hackers have gained access to roughly 1.3 Million Google accounts.  This includes photos, emails and documents stored in those accounts.  How was this accomplished?  Simple.  By users downloading bogus apps.  This once Continue Reading

WiFi Design Considerations

WiFi is a Blessing Or a Curse Sometimes Both I originally published this blog back in 2003.  I recently updated it because I am finding more people running into WiFi consistency or coverage issues.  With the proliferation of Smartphones and tablets – and Smart TVs, nearly everyone is dependent on WiFi on a 24/7 basis Continue Reading

Don’t Shoot Your Computer – Call Us 214-232-9503

Promotional Video Announcement For Over a Decade I’ve Wanted to Do This It’s certainly been a long time that I’ve yearned to produce a promotional video featuring the wanton destruction of recalcitrant computers via large-bore firearms (stringing together some of my favorite terms into a single sentence here…) and a couple of weeks ago we Continue Reading