Computer/ Internet Tips & News
August 2017
This Month's Tips: 
  • Scams happen in a variety of ways. Read this and don't become a victim 
  • Your best protection from ransomware (hint: backup)
  • LOL Computer Humor
  • Never worry about updates again with our Computer Maintenance Plan
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Scams happen in a variety of ways. Read this and don't become a victim
Scams happen in a variety of ways. Many of them are designed to scare or trick you into believing something that isn't true. Examples include:

  • Computer pop-ups that tell you to call a number to fix a major computer problem - when in fact there is no problem at all.
  • Phone calls from or to fraudulent tech support calls centers where you are told that they need remote access to your computer to explain a problem to you or fix it - again the fact is there is no problem at all.
  • Unusual email from someone you which is usually vague in nature and asks you to open an attachment or click a link. The email may contain a virus, or the link may lead to a fake website designed to fool you into divulging online account login credentials.
  • Unusual email from a business asking you to confirm a shipment or fix a problem with your account. Emails such as this are often "phishing" attempts designed to trick you into typing your online account login credentials into a spoofed website.

Some simple advice based on the scams listed above include:

  • Never call a phone number that pops up on your screen.
  • Never allow someone that you don't personally know access to your computer - remotely or otherwise.
  • Never click on a link or open an attachment in an email that you're not expecting. When in doubt call the person or company using the number from a paper bill or by carefully typing in the company's official website.

Your best protection from ransomware (hint: backup)

Accidents and disasters happen. Hard drives fail. Portable devices get lost or stolen. New viruses encrypt data then demand ransom money to unlock it. Fortunately data backup is not expensive anymore, so there’s no excuse for your data not being backed up. If you don’t know how to backup, we can come up with a solution based on your needs.
LOL (Laugh Out Loud) Computer Humor
Never worry about updates again-
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Many of our clients have been asking for a way to keep their computer secure and up-to-date, and not have to worry about the seemingly constant barrage of updates.


With websites getting hacked on a daily basis, and the increasing chance of your personal information being compromised, it’s more important than ever to keep your computer up-to-date and maintained.


Now you can have Computer Techs maintain, update and check the security on your computer on a convenient schedule. Service takes about an hour and can be performed via a Remote Support session or on-site. Services include:

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