Computer/ Internet Tips & News
May 2020
This Month: 

  • Why you don't need to buy an AntiVirus for your device
  • Is it time to replace or optimize your Wi-Fi?
  • Computer Humor
  • ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) : Previous articles and news you may have missed
  • Be proactive (not reactive) about computer maintenance
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Why you don't need to buy an AntiVirus for your device
Antivirus programs help detect and block the millions of viruses and malware in the wild that are increasing on a daily basis. Since no antivirus detects 100% of all viruses we feel that most home computer users don’t need to pay for antivirus and can just rely upon free offerings by Microsoft, select proven antivirus vendors, or those offered by your internet service provider. However, your best defense against getting infected is practicing safe computing habits.

Our favorite free antivirus for easy-of-use and detection rate is already included with Windows 8/10 – it’s  Windows Security / Windows Defender . If you’ve got Windows 7, macOS or a mobile operating system continue reading...
Is it time to replace or optimize your Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi enables your computing devices to wirelessly communicate throughout your home. When Wi-Fi was first introduced wireless devices used to just include computers, then later came smartphones, internet video streaming devices and speakers. In recent years the amount of wireless devices in your home may now include “smart home” devices such as  wireless security cameras , digital assistants, internet-connected thermostats, light bulbs, garage door openers, sprinkler systems and kitchen appliances – just to name some of the more common devices.

In the past few years  security flaws have been found in the Wi-Fi protocol  that’s used in all routers and gateways, and patches have been released as firmware updates for only the newest routers manufactured in the past few years. As of May 2020, we only recommend the use of  continue reading...
Computer humor
Sent by a Computer Techs client
ICYMI - In Case You Missed It: Popular articles you may have missed from previous newsletters and our Facebook feed
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Be proactive (not reactive) to computer problems: Never worry about updates again with our Computer Maintenance Plan
It's time to be proactive about caring for your computer - rather than reactive and calling after computer problems build up. Many of our clients don't have to worry about the seemingly constant barrage of updates, security patches and computer hackers - thanks to the peace-of-mind that our Computer Maintenance Plan provides.

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.

With our Computer Maintenance Plan we will 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: