Tag Archives: Computer repair

New virus warning email has some truth to it

I just got this virus warning from a friend.  I’ve gotten other warnings from him that were somewhat inaccurate.  This one comes with a “snopes” link (as some others have) http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/hereyouhave.asp It reads just like the “Life is beautiful” virus … Continue reading

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What computer should I get?

Since I sell PC type computers, don’t expect a completely unbiased report. People ask me if I think they should by an Apple computer, or a PC type computer.  The advantages of a Mac can’t be ignored.  There is a … Continue reading

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BIOS passwords

BIOS passwords While handing out fliers and business cards to the people in line at the Hilton Career faire, somebody told me that their computer had a password put on the bios that they didn’t know.  It was really bad, … Continue reading

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Computer Repair Client

I got another client yesterday for the computer repair portion of my business.  The repair part was fairly straight forward.  The computer had 13 Trojans on it (MS Word demands that Trojan be capitalized since I must be talking about … Continue reading

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What you don’t know, can hurt you.

Most people think that if they install an antivirus program from some company with a BIG well-known name, they’re protected.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. The best way to get infected is to open up every email attachment from everyone … Continue reading

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Two routers on one home network

This subject is a little deeper than I usually get. I had a wired Linksys router for my home network for a number of years.  It was fine for my three computers.  When my grandson moved his computer upstairs I … Continue reading

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Scams!

A few days ago, I did a post on a scam attempt that someone was trying to perpetrate against me.  I found out how the scam works (maybe).  I got an email with this text in it that started out … Continue reading

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