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Making sure your Windows firewall is turned on

I’m sure everyone has heard the term “firewall” once or twice before. What is a windows firewall? Without a firewall, think of your front door to your house being wide open. People can come and go as they please and have access to all of your personal belongings. In the computer world your personal belongings are your banking information, credit card information, and your …Read More

The importance of keeping Windows up to date

Both spyware and viruses take advantage of loop holes un-discovered by Microsoft within Windows. Keeping your computer up to date with Windows updates is as important as keeping your antivirus software up to date. You can have the best antivirus software available (fully updated) but if your computer is behind on its windows updates it will still be very vulnerable to attack. When Microsoft …Read More

Is your wireless network secure?

In today’s world there are many devices that have wireless (or Wi-Fi) built in to them, such as laptops, mobile phones, PDA’s and some iPods. This makes it vital that you have your home wireless network secured. . I commonly get asked “Is wireless secure? Will somebody be able to pull up outside my house and connect to be internet?” The answer to these …Read More

Give your computer that bit extra boost

I get many clients ask me how can I boost the speed of my computer? Computers can run slow for a number of different reasons some times it can be lots of software running in the background on the pc or quite often it can be malicious software running in the background particularly if you are experiencing lots of pop-ups or unusual things happening …Read More