Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hardware Tips: Complete PC Preventive Maintenance Guide

By Kirk SteersPCWorld

“Take good care of your PC, and it will take good care of you.”

It’s a nice sentiment, but reality is more like “Take good care of your PC, and it won’t crash, lose your data, and cost you your job–probably.” Follow these steps to stop PC problems before they stop you.  

Your PC’s two mortal enemies are heat and moisture. Excess heat accelerates the deterioration of the delicate circuits in your system. The most common causes of overheating are dust and dirt: Clogged vents and CPU cooling fans can keep heat-dissipating air from moving through the case, and even a thin coating of dust or dirt can raise the temperature of your machine’s components.

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Choose the right anti-virus

How to choose the right antivirus

If you have a computer, you need anti-virus protection.  If your computer is new, it might come with a trial version of a program, but it might not be the right one to meet your computing needs.  If your computer is due for a renewal of its anti-virus software, you might want to check out other anti-virus programs.  Either way, you need to make sure that the antivirus program you choose to install on your computer will do what you want it to.  Here are some points to consider before you purchase or renew your current anti-virus program…..read more

Internet Safety for Adults

by Kate Miller-Wilson

Internet safety is just as important for adults as it is for children and teens. From privacy concerns to identity theft and cyberstalking, there are plenty of hazards on the web. Fortunately, a few smart moves and a dose of awareness will go a long way toward protecting you on the Internet.  Read More

Website Hacking a Big Danger

In a surprising statistic, Google quarantines approximately 10,000 websites a day via its Safe Browsing Technology and over 30,000 new websites are identified each day distributing malicious code to users.  Of the millions of websites that push through the scanning technology, we often see a lot of them to have some Indicator of Compromise that denotes a hack.

All websites, including blogs, small business up to and including large fortune 500 corporations, stand at risk of being hacked at one point or another.  It is very important to acknowledge that security glitches do exist that could place your website at risk.  Read More

Teach Kids Online Security Basics

If you’re a parent, you can help your kids use the Internet safely by teaching some basic rules. Here are some basic lessons that parents can help their kids learn.

Encourage kids to keep passwords secret

Kids create online user names and passwords for school, game websites, social networking, posting photos, shopping, and more.

According to a study by Teen Angels of Wired Safety.org, 75 percent of 8- to 9-year olds shared passwords with someone else, and 66 percent of girls, grades 7-12, said they shared their password with someone else.

The first rule of Internet safety is: keep passwords secret. Encourage kids to treat their passwords with as much care as the information that they protect.

Here are some rules that kids should know and follow……read more

Hardware Tips: Complete PC Preventive Maintenance Guide

“Take good care of your PC, and it will take good care of you.”

It’s a nice sentiment, but reality is more like “Take good care of your PC, and it won’t crash, lose your data, and cost you your job–probably.” Follow these steps to stop PC problems before they stop you.  

Your PC’s two mortal enemies are heat and moisture. Excess heat accelerates the deterioration of the delicate circuits in your system. The most common causes of overheating are dust and dirt: Clogged vents and CPU cooling fans can keep heat-dissipating air from moving through the case, and even a thin coating of dust or dirt can raise the temperature of your machine’s components.

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