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7 Things You Can Do Right Now For Free To Increase The Security of Your Computer

Hey folks! Security for your computers is a big deal regardless of whether or not you run a small business or use Facebook at home. With all the hacks, scams, and malware out there it can be hard to keep up with the latest to ensure you stay safe. Fortunately, as your computer consultant I have your back with 7 easy tips to increase the security of your computer without spending a dime. Are you ready? Let's get started!

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What To Do If You Come Across A Scam Message

I've had several clients last year have issues with finding scam ads on their computers saying things like "Your Computer Is Infected" and "Your Computer Is Locked, Give Us A Call To Fix It" or something like that. In each of these cases there isn't actually a virus on the computer but these messages do do stuff in the browser that can scare you into thinking something is actually happening even though it's not. When in doubt, I always encourage all my clients to give me a call to get whatever the problem is fixed, even if it's just a simple question. Today, I'm going to do you one better and give you a few tips on how to avoid these messages and what to do if you come across one. Knowledge is power folks and I want to give you the power to avoid these scams once and for all!

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How To Fix Slow Windows Updates

If you use Windows Vista, 7, or 8, you might be having a serious problem on your computer and not even know it. The problem is with Windows Update. In the summer of last year a major Windows Update bug happened that affected Windows 7 users the most, it caused Windows Update to take hours, even days to check for updates. The results were devastating!

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Self Help: How To Boot Your Computer Into Safe Mode

Sometimes when a computer has a really nasty virus or there is a serious error, it can be so screwed up that a remote support connection or some on-site services just can't be done in it's current state. A good troubleshooting step is to boot the computer into Safe Mode. I'm going to teach you what Safe Mode is and how you can get into it on your computer so you can self troubleshoot some issues or allow a remote support tech such as myself to remote in to be able to fix your computer when it's not possible normally.

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Self Help: Troubleshoot Your Internet Connection

In today's post, I'm going to talk about how to deal with the dreaded Internet outage. Those are always so frustrating because they seem to happen right when you need to work on something important, ugh. Anyway, there is a quick and easy way to figure out what the issue is and you might even fix it just by trying each step. Make sure you follow each step in order until the issue is either solved or you know who you need to call for help.

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