Computer/ Internet Tips & News
March 2017
This Month's Tips: 
  • Recognize a scam by double-checking your browser address bar
  • It's time to stop using Internet Explorer
  • Less than a month to stop using Windows Vista
  • Why trust anyone else to service your computer?
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Recognize a scam by double-checking your browser address bar

When using your web browser to visit different websites on the internet, always double-check spelling in the address bar. Scammers typically use misspellings of popular websites to get you to divulge your secure personal and login information. Double-checking the website address can also give you an important clue into the authenticity of a pop-up or request to login to a website.

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It's time to stop using Internet Explorer

In 2015 Microsoft released a new browser called “Microsoft Edge” bundled with their Windows 10 operating system. Since the release of Edge, Microsoft has stopped updating features in the once-popular Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has become less reliable and more prone to security issues in the past few years and we no longer recommend it using it as your primary browser. Currently the most popular and secure browser is Google’s Chrome browser.

Read why you you need an alternative browser...

Less than a month to stop using Windows Vista

Microsoft’s Windows operating system lifecycle currently shows that extended support for Windows Vista will end on April 11, 2017. At that time Microsoft will no longer release security updates, and computers with Windows Vista will become increasingly dangerous to operate if connected to the internet.

Read why you should replace Windows Vista by getting a new computer...

Why trust anyone else to service your computer?

If you're happy with our service, please let others know by recommending us to your friends and family, and/or by writing a review about our service. If you personally recommend us to a friend or relative and we help them, you get $20 off your next service call.

Why trust someone who "knows" computers and works on them in their spare time? Why trust someone who you called from a pop-up ad on your computer? You shouldn't! Computer Techs is a local business that works with computers and related devices on a daily basis and has been doing so since 2003. When you need help with your computing devices, you can trust Computer Techs to be there when you need us, and stand behind our service.

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