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BEWARE OF MALWARE

April 29, 2020

What Does Malware Do? Spyware, Keyloggers, Ransomware, Root kits and other malicious software such as Trojans, Worms, Viruses, Adware, etc. is software that collects information about the computer user’s activities without their consent and causes harm. Spyware can keep track of keystrokes, check internet browsing history, scan the hard drive for data, keep track of credit card numbers and passwords, share your data and financial details, etc. Spyware’s main purpose is to share your data with others for the purpose of advertising and illegal profit motives and malicious harm. Has your browser home page changed recently without your action or... View Article

Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10

April 29, 2020

Should I Upgrade From Windows 7 To Windows 10? Windows 7 has been around for over 12 years; and support from Microsoft will end on January 14, 2020. It was an awesome operating system in its day. Continuing to use Windows 7 without software and security updates from Microsoft and other vendors will put you at much greater risk for malware and virus infections, and other security flaws, thus compromising your computer. Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is to update to Windows 10. You will need all your Windows and program updates current before doing... View Article

What steps should I take to ensure my computer stays secure?

December 11, 2019

Why do I need to have my computer working properly? Outdated Operating systems pose a security risk to you and your data. Windows 7 needs to be updated to Windows 10 immediately because of security risks as support ends on January 9, 2020. The same is true for the outdated Apple OS. Always keep your updates and OS current! I also recommend updating Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. An in place upgrade can be done after a thorough tune-up with removal of all infections, obsolete and corrupted programs and files, then after all current Windows and Apple updates and other... View Article

Windows Updates for your Laptop or Desktop

November 5, 2019

Windows 7 has been around for over 12 years; and support from Microsoft will end on January 14, 2020. As January approaches, I do recommend taking your computer to a professional to help do the software update In St. Louis County, MN from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  Windows 7 was an awesome operating system in its day but with January coming, this update is essential for proper computer maintenance in St. Louis County, MN. Continuing to use Windows 7 without software and security updates from Microsoft and other vendors will put you at a much greater risk for malware... View Article