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Computer Utilities and Performance

TweetLess 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

iCloud and iCloud Drive Problems Solved

TweetIf you are an iPhone user… Your life is probably more complicated than it used to be, And iCloud is to blame. Let’s start by asking some basic questions first: Do you find yourself emailing photos from your phone to your email account just to get the photos on your computer? Are you frustrated trying Continue Reading

Ransomware Attacks Apple Platform

TweetRamsomware!  What the hell is that? For the last few years, the worst-case scenario for computer “infections” has been Ransomware. Ransomware (CryptoWall, CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense) is malware delivering a payload that encrypts Every.Single.File. on your computer.  Once infected, you will NOT be able to open any photos or documents after the infection has fully deployed.  The Continue Reading

SWF Infections On The Rise

Tweet SWF infections are on the rise   Since I use a Mac Pro, my odds of being infected are far less than a PC user. However… Just a few minutes ago I started getting multiple warnings popping up in my notification window and went to see what had been going on. It appears I Continue Reading

Fake Flash Player Downloads Can Ruin Your Day

TweetI have warned about these in the past, but always drawing on personal experience or case histories, I thought it important to apprise y’all on what can happen while you are minding your own business just surfing the web. Only a few minutes ago I was searching for a particular video of David Gilmour performing Continue Reading

Mac Malware Becoming More Problematic

TweetWhile it is essentially true that Apple’s OS X platform is essentially immune to virus attack, there are nasty programs out there that can ruin your day and waste a lot of time.  For the most part, the high risk infections remain the bailiwick of the Windows platform.  We have yet to see any proof Continue Reading

AVG 2015 Not Compatible with Windows XP SP2

TweetAs with  most things, we find this out the hard way after a client registered his previously functional trial copy of AVG AntiVirus, only to find his computer is an eternal reboot loop.  When he went to activate the AVG license that had worked flawlessly for about a month, AVG coerced him into downloading the Continue Reading

One Half Hour Free Till July 1

TweetFrom now until the last day of June 2015, receive one half hour consulting or repair time FREE Use this coupon toward: On-site service / repairs Free on-site diagnostic session Shop service / repairs Remote IT service Virus removal Performance tuning Hardware / software upgrades and installation Website maintenance Network design / maintenance / repairs Continue Reading

How Not to Kill Your Computer

TweetA word of warning. When your computer locks up and becomes unresponsive, try EVERYTHING first EXCEPT holding down the power button to force it to shut down. The laptop on the right is a new Toshiba to replace the 3 year old Lenovo where a client did exactly that. The results were a Windows environment Continue Reading

CryptoWall 3.0 Information

TweetRecently one of my clients had his computer massively infected.  What seemed to trigger this situation was an automatic upgrade to his AVG Internet Security software.  It seems that during the “upgrade” process, the system was left vulnerable just long enough to hose the system rather badly. After scrubbing it as clean as I could Continue Reading

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