Self Help Links

25
May

How to Protect your Backups from Ransomware Infections..

How to Protect your Backups from Ransomware Infections.. This is quite a sad story from a person who was doing the right thing – backing up his system and files daily and yet when he got hit with Ransomware by opening an attachment in an email, all his files AND backups got encrypted and made useless. He lost everything. Here’s

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2
May

Benefits of Skype for Business and Personal Users

Benefits of Skype for Business and Home Users alike.. Skype is a P2P (Peer to Peer) instant messaging and VOIP (Voice over IP) service – as well as a whole lot more. Whilst most people are aware of Skype, many tend to shy away from it thinking it’s not secure, hard to use and is fraught with dangers. Whilst that

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14
Mar

Andrew’s Ultimate Security-Tools List..

Windows ultimate security-tools list One of our most popular questions I get is what are my favourite utilities list, which includes some security tools. However the collection of security-specific apps and services is huge. So I’ve decided to create my own ultimate security-tools list for your reference. The list is comprehensive, but, of course, it’s far from complete. Everyone has

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5
Feb

Get rid of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Upgrade NAG for good!

Are you sick and tired of being nagged by Microsoft constantly trying to shove the Windows 10 upgrade down your throat, whether you want it or not? Though the solution has been possible by editing the Windows Registry for quite some time, people have naturally been reluctant to do so as it’s easy to cause damage by messing with those

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16
Jan

Australian Client SCAMMED for $7,000.00 – True life story!

I’ve written before about what to watch for with regards to scams and phishing attempts in email and also about cold call Telephone scams. The latter is what caught “Peter” (not his/her real name) out and ultimately cost him $7,000 – virtually unrecoverable due to the circumstances. Read on for a timeline of exactly how it happened. This story has

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7
Jan

DELL Customer base hacked!

Be suspicious about *any* cold calls you may get from DELL Computers.. I’ve written a few times about getting cold calls from scammers pretending to be from Microsoft, Symantec and other well-known companies. Now it’s Dell’s turn as it seems their entire customer base has been hacked and if you’re a DELL customer, chances are that scammers now know your

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2
Jan

Do Cloud Backups offer you complete protection? Maybe..

Do Cloud Backups offer you complete protection? Maybe.. With the advent and increased popularity of cloud backup services these days, many folks are falling into a false sense of security when it comes to backing up their home computers or office workstations. Depending on the type of backup (if any) you perform on your computer to the cloud, you may

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30
Nov

How to Deal with Internet Browser Problems

Dealing with Internet Browser Issues “I often get emails from clients saying their browsers stop responding and asking how they should go about fixing the problem” The trouble in providing an answer though, is that it’s never as simple as “just do steps 1, 2 and 3” and the problem should go away. Why? Because there are literally dozens of

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19
Nov

The first major update for Windows 10 has arrived!

The first major update for Windows 10 has arrived, but if you’re hoping for some major changes, you’re in for a bit of a disappointment. Though the update fixes quite a few problems, the only things Microsoft have added could be described as little more than fluff. Worse, they’ve also gone and added advertisements to the Start Menu – if

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30
Sep

Do you get tired constantly being bugged by unsolicited sales calls?

  Your time is valuable and you’re working away trying to make a living and keeping your clients happy. Then the (mobile / office / home) phone rings. You hear.. “Hello, am I speaking with (your first and last name)?” “Yes it is” you answer – “how may I help you?” And here comes the crunch.. Well this is so

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