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Intel: Risk Inside

Security Vulnerabilities: Is it time for a new computer?

Intel announced in April that they are stopping work on microcode updates for certain older processors in regards to Spectre Variant 2 vulnerabilities. While that likely doesn’t mean much to most people, it does pose an interesting dilemma. Next, even though some older computers can run Windows 10, there could[...]
Free Computer Diagnostics and our Core Values: our 2¢ worth.

Free Diagnostics and our Core Values: our 2¢ worth.

We’ve been asked a few times over the years why we don’t offer a free diagnostic service. Many other companies in the area offer it for free, so why not us? There are actually a few reasons and it pretty much boils down to some of our Core Values as a[...]
Show your computer some love

Don’t forget to show your computer some love!

Love is in the air (and hopefully Spring is on its way as well). It may be odd to think about, but our computers could use a little love and some extra TLC right now. There have been a lot of new exploits, vulnerabilities, viruses, and the like coming out[...]
How-to Install new Anti-Virus Software

How-to install new Anti-Virus Security Software

There has been a lot of news lately regarding vulnerabilities, exploits, ransomware, and viruses on computers and mobile devices. It doesn’t matter what operating system (like: Windows 10, MacOS or iOS, Android, or Linux) you are using, what hardware you have (AMD, ARM, or Intel CPU Chips, for example), or even how new[...]
Why is Defragging important?

Is “Defragging” my computer important? Why?

What is fragmentation and should I be concerned? Think of your hard drive as a library and every file on your computer is a book, except your Windows computer doesn’t really care if your “book” fits in any particular location on a shelf. It doesn’t even care if an entire page[...]
Holiday online shopping safety

Keeping your Computer Healthy during the Holidays

Holiday online sales are already beginning for the holiday shopping season, we even just received a mailer today talking about how “Black Friday Starts Now”. Even if you only shop at “reputable” online companies… they are not immune to getting hacked, and some are even famous for having spoofed email[...]
How to tell if you have a Computer Virus

How to tell if you have a Computer Virus

One of the most frequent things we hear when a client brings us their computer is, “I think I have a virus!”   Honestly, it can be difficult to tell if you have a virus and to be honest, it really is better to be safe than sorry. Even scarier[...]

*Updated* Question to André: “How to stop the Microsoft Pop-up Scams?” *Updated*

  Update 8/27/2018: It has come to our attention that the company behind PoperBlocker is collecting your information. Please make sure to read the #TermsOfService! We are currently recommending that people stop using PoperBlocker immediately. The company that makes PoperBlocker has tried very hard to hide the fact that they[...]
No WiFi Signal

My wireless isn’t working! What we’re seeing & a simple fix for most…

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of calls dealing with internet and wireless issues. While some have been due to malware/virus infections or hardware issues, many have been related to a similar cause… Microsoft Updates. Microsoft has been releasing a lot of updates recently. As is somewhat common, these updates[...]

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