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Just in case you haven't heard, Windows 7 will be retired on January 14, 2020. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer release security updates for it. Windows 7 will still work but the longer you use it into the year, the less secure & safe it will be to use on the Internet. Now would be the time to either get your current computer upgraded to Windows 10 or purchase a new one with Windows 10. We can guide you to help which way is better for you as we do upgrades and replacements. ... See MoreSee Less

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A large number of people still insist on leaving their computers on all the time or on all night. All I can say is: THANK YOU! You are keeping me busy!! Seriously--By leaving them on all the time, you practically guarantee that sooner or later you WILL (not maybe) get infected by malware, ransomware, spyware, adware, viruses, etc. Remember that anytime the computer is on, the Internet is on as well. Even if you put it to sleep or hibernation, it can be remotely woken up by malware! Outside of an office network there is no good reason to leave a computer running all the time. Shut it off when you are not using for your own protection! ... See MoreSee Less

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A common question I hear is “Why is my internet so slow?” For some people, it will be slow if you have a DSL provider. For those who have cable, first consider how many wireless devices you have in the house: phone, tablet, laptop, tv streaming devices, etc. Each of those devices use bandwidth, which added together, can slow down your internet access. To improve the speed, turn off the things that you’re not using - a device on standby will still use bandwidth. Another trick for speed and connection issues is to unplug your modem and router for at least one minute and then plug them back in. If your internet is still slow after going through these steps, contact us for an in-depth analysis and we’ll have you back up to speed in short order! ... See MoreSee Less

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9 months ago

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Happy New Year!
Did you happen to get a new tablet, phone, computer, or some other fun tech device under the tree? Stop on by with it and we can get it set up for you with all the latest updates & security to ensure you keep having fun with it!
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Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings! Wishing a happy holiday season to all. ... See MoreSee Less

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Summertime is vacation time! A few words of caution are in order before you head out to the ball park, national park, camping or just to the swimming pool: Anytime you connect to a wifi hot spot at the local library or coffee shop, restaurant, motel, etc,that doesn't require a password, your personal data is at risk. Remember: no password=no security! So if you check your bank balances or finances while connected, you are at great risk of having your logon and personal info stolen! This is something you need to be aware of. Again: no password=no security!! Now that you know-have a great vacation! ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh boy!! In the last 3 months I have had several companies and home computers become infected with ransomware or encryption malware. If you see a screen similar to this, it is already too late! Some ransomware can be removed and the system recovered but some absolutely can not.
Can't stress enough: Backup! Backup! Backup! before you have problems, because with encryption ransomware your files are most likely lost. Call us if you do not know how to do a backup or if your computer has not been checked for adequate security in awhile. This is one time when the old marketing jingle rings quite true: Hurry today-don't delay!!
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2 years ago

Finnegan Computer Services
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