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📧 A security note on emails and attachments:There are SO many infections trying to get in your computer's door via email that a review is in order:• NEVER open email attachments with an extension such as ".exe" ❌• These are executables (ie: programs or apps) that are designed to run once you click on them.• Never, never click on them even if you "know" who the sender was, as their address could be spoofed.• PDFs or Word Documents (.docx) can also be unsafe to open. Opening these attachments from senders with malicious intent can cause your computer (and any networks to which you are connected) to be compromised, hacked, or even riddled with viruses/malware/ransomware. Not a fun day if that happens.The general rule is to NEVER open an email attachment if you do not know who it came from or why you received it in the first place.So...how can I tell if an attachment is safe to open?• Ask yourself: Was I expecting to receive this email and attachment? • Did it come from who I would expect it to come from? • Check that email address against your address book or contacts to be certain it's not faked. • Never open an email attachment if you don't recognize the sender that it came from. • If you recognize the person or email address sending you the file but it was still unexpected, contact them first through a different form of communication (such as by phone or text) to ask them if they intended to send you the file. If not then, bye, bye email! ... See MoreSee Less
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The shop is busy today getting these machines in tip top shape. 💻✨ We’re here for all of your computer needs — software updates, virus removal, performance cleanup, and more. Call us today if your desktop or laptop needs servicing! ... See MoreSee Less
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📱💻 IMPORTANT: If you use any Apple devices, such as MacBook, iPhone, or iPad, you need to do the most recent security update as soon as possible. This patches a major security hole where attackers could potentially take remote control of your device.If you are unfamiliar with how to do updates on your computer or device, we are here to help! Give us a call at 724-662-4118 to schedule an appointment.Read more: www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/current-activity/2022/08/18/apple-releases-security-updates-multiple-pro... ... See MoreSee Less
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A common misconception in the computer world is that Apple’s Mac computers can’t get viruses or malware. The belief is that only Windows-based systems suffer from these nasty bugs. There is no sure answer on where that started, but Apple itself may well have been behind it. Apple’s advertising for its Mac computers included the line that “a Mac isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers.” They used that line until 2012 then removed the claim from all marketing material and their website. Recent years have shown that Mac’s can indeed get infected.The reason that your chances of infection are less with Mac’s is economy of scale. Malware is created for a specific operating system and a particular flaw. A flaw in a Windows program doesn’t necessarily mean there is a similar flaw in the MacOS or Linux operating systems. Another way to look at it: a hacker targeting a vulnerability in Windows can potentially attack 1.3 billion devices. Targeting MacOS, the hacker can only reach 110 million or about 8% of what he can reach with Windows machines. It is far more economical for a hacker to go after Windows than MacOS.But the story or theory that Apple devices are immune from viruses isn’t true — that’s why you need to protect your machine no matter which OS you use. ... See MoreSee Less
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It has been a year since our "Office Manager" Patches passed away. We still miss having paw prints all over the keyboards and her constant trilling saying "Hi" to people as they walked in. Business and life go on, but you remember forever. Best wishes, Patches. ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy New Year!Windows 11 is here. If you have a newer computer (3yrs or less), you will most likely see it automatically installed on your system. If what you have is a little older, you may start seeing messages about TPM or hardware compatibility concerns. Don't be alarmed as many times settings and/or drivers can be adjusted to make it work on your system. If you are comfortable with Windows 10, no worries as you can still use it. Windows 10 won't be retired for a few more years yet. We can easily answer any questions you have about upgrading or using either Windows 10 or Windows11. ... See MoreSee Less
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A Happy Holidays season is wished to all! ... See MoreSee Less
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