The End of Microsoft Windows 7 Support

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  If you’re still running Microsoft Windows 7, it might be time to make a change. As of January 2020, Windows 7 support will be ending. Unless you specifically pay for them, there won’t be any security updates or software updates for consumer versions of Windows 7. If you are a volume licensing customer, Microsoft […]

The Importance of Installing Updates

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We’re going to ask you a question, and you have to answer honestly. When you get a pop-up on your computer that asks you to install updates, how often do you click “Install Later”? Our guess is that more often than not, you click “Install Later.” The question is, how often do you actually install […]

Backing Up Your Hard Drive

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  How to Back Up your Hard Drive   https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2013/07/12/19/22/data-storage-154646_960_720.png   You’ve heard the horror stories from people who failed to back up their data. Family vacation photos are lost. Important tax documents go poof. A manuscript that had been in the works for years is gone forever. Can you believe that even a large […]

Get Ahead of Your Gaming

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  2019 is looking like a great year for gaming! The last thing you want while bingeing on the latest game is a system that keeps malfunctioning. Whether you play casually or religiously, no one enjoys having their computer crash right as they’re about to beat a difficult level or complete a mission. As a […]

Phishing Scams (We’re Not Talking about the Lake Here)

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Phishing is a fraudulent scam in which hackers or scammers attempt to fraudulently obtain information from you for malicious reasons. They often disguise themselves as a trusted source, like your bank, university, or service provider, and they’re looking for sensitive information, like usernames, passwords, and financial account information. They appear to be a trustworthy source, […]

What is Ransomware

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What is Ransomware? According to Wikipedia, “Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.” Now to explain that in general terms, ransomware is a type of virus that holds your data hostage and demands payment. This type of […]

Data Recovery

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    How Can My Data Be Recovered?  What does “delete” really mean? According to the dictionary, it means to remove; cancel; or erase. Your computer doesn’t quite follow the dictionary’s definition. When you delete a file from your computer, that data really isn’t deleted entirely.   So, what happens when you “delete” a file? […]