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January 14, 2019

Is Your AntiVirus Letting You Down

Having an Antivirus active is easy but is your Antivirus letting you down?

An Antivirus is a must for any computer, regardless if your machine is a PC or a Mac. it is the first piece of software we install when working with new customers, you never know when you may be attacked so it is essential to have the necessary protection. Even the most careful user can find themselves infected and then the infection can spread like a wild fire.

The idea that Macs don’t get viruses also needs to be squashed, as the Mac becomes more popular it is becoming a target for Malware and other malicious software. Consider E-mails that could be infected with Malware that may not damage a [...]

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January 8, 2019

How to spot fake e-mail scams

Cybercriminals look to exploit you and your awareness on identifying fake emails. In the news there is always information about fake email scams that look like they have been sent from legitimate companies demanding personal information from consumers.

Phishing emails are sent by cybercriminals where they attempt to lure people into a false sense of security. Victims hand over personal information, click a link or download a document that causes information to be stolen or corrupted.

There are measures that can be taken to reduce phishing scams and there are add-ons to services like in Office 365 which increase the defence against phishing scams.

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December 15, 2018

How Do I Password Protect Documents

Clients Often Ask “How Do I Securely Send This Document?” We Provide The Answer On How Do I Password Protect Documents

If you work for an organisation that blocks mail when you are sending content that can be seen as containing sensitive data such as bank details or personal data. Or even if you are just worried about the wrong person getting access to the data then a password can be an essential step to securing your data.

Native VS Third-Party

One question we are often asked is should be we use the built in password functionality in applications such as Word and Excel. I do use the functionality myself for just protecting documents on network drives from [...]

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October 19, 2018

How To Speed Up Your Computer

You bought a new computer and it felt blazing fast, but slowly that fresh speed and ease at going through apps is no longer so speedy.

Your files, folders are taking longer to open and programs are taking a lot longer to close. We have all been there with delayed startups or logins and in the past it used to be handy to start up your machine and then go make a cup of tea. Today’s urgency is all about things happening now than waiting so we show you ways to speed up your computer:

Why Does My Computer Slow Down?

If you download files or generally browsing the Internet using the computer it will build up cache and junk files.

Other things happen too such as [...]

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