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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[...]
Microsoft Support Scams are on the rise again! This time they’re trickier.
Lately, we’ve notice a rise in the number of calls from people who have fallen victim to Microsoft Support Scams.  This isn’t a new problem and it has had several iterations, including phone calls. The current “version” is rather persistent. It normally starts as a pop-up, often filling the entire screen,[...]
Hard Restart? Remember to Restart again…
Issue: Sometimes computers act up, and as a last resort you have to “hard power off” your computer by pressing and holding the power button until it turns off, then waiting a few seconds, then turn it back on again. You login, but things seem to not be running as[...]
Don’t be easily Fooled by these Viruses
This last holiday season (November and December) it seemed that we saw less viruses than normal, though it seems that advertisements containing viruses are on the rise. Here are some examples of malware and potential viruses in advertisements, or seemingly helpful system notices. We received these pop-ups on our mobile device[...]
Sick of the “Upgrade to Windows 10” messages? Turn them off!
Are you sick and tired of Windows 7 or Windows 8.x constantly offering you ‘friendly’ reminders to upgrade to Windows 10? These, for many, have turned very, very, very annoying, and for those who have attempted to go to Windows 10, and failed miserably… it’s only a constant irritation and complete with[...]
Tech Tip #14 – What runs at Boot?
Tech Tip #14 – What runs at Boot? If you have a lot of icons in your system tray, check the settings for the programs you don’t need running and tell them not to start with Windows. ——————- For assistance with this or any other Tech Tip, please call us at[...]
Tech Tip #13 – Can I Upgrade?
Tech Tip #13 – Can I Upgrade? One of the easiest and most effective upgrades to do on a computer is to add RAM.   ——————- For assistance with this or any other Tech Tip, please call us at 612-234-7237. Phone support Quick Tip Fixes/Help is $19.95 per issue.
Tech Tip #18 – Clear Temporary Internet Files, Cookies & Cache
Tech Tip #18 – Clear Temporary Internet Files, Cookies & Cache The more websites you go to, the more temporary internet files get stored on your computer. Clearing these on a regular basis not only helps open up space, but can also help increase browsing performance (especially with flash based content),[...]
Tech Tip #11 – Slow Web Browsers
Tech Tip #11 – Slow Web Browsers Disable/Uninstall excess and unused toolbars in your browser. ——————- For assistance with this or any other Tech Tip, please call us at 612-234-7237. Phone support Quick Tip Fixes/Help is $19.95 per issue.

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