Getting an email that tells you that your computer has been hacked or seeing suspicious activity on your computer is a cause for deep concern. Hollywood and the press has done a great job of raising our levels of concern for this kind of intrusion. There are a few signs of intrusion you can look […]
Recently, a client received an email that is pretty darn scary. Let me include the email here and a few bits of information that I think will help anyone that also has this problem.
We recently went on a call that we knew there was probably something wrong with the physical network because the client’s inhouse tech support team said so. Level 1 and 2 tech support are in house for this client and they usually do a good job of troubleshooting. This case was no different, so the […]
Hey, have you heard of Prime Day? It’s like Black Friday, only it’s in the middle of July. Sounds exciting, right? Well, get geared up! It’s nearly here, and you won’t believe the range of great deals that are coming up. As pointed out in Tom’s Guide, a good product review web site, and a […]
Folks, I realize the internet is abuzz with different companies being hacked and alerts about all sorts of data breaches, but this one is not just a some-company-somewhere type of hack you can disregard. Neither is this an oh-no-let-me-call-so-and-so. This one will directly affect many many people over the course of many years. Let me […]
There is a new ransomware attack called “WannaCry” that has the ability to affect your computer by simply being on the internet. It has affected around 100 different countries and spreads without user intervention, clicking, or performing any action. In other words, if you don’t have the proper security patches and protections in place, you […]
Hi Folks, This is a troubleshooting entry to help those DIYers and other techs working on this laptop (or one like it.) Here are some of the symptoms this laptop has exhibited: Laptop starts up intermittently (Sometimes will start and go to Windows. Sometimes will not even POST.) Battery will not charge Power and battery […]
Today I got a phone call from a foreign sounding guy. He identified himself as Peter Smith, and he asked me if my name was Mr. Four. Of course, that’s not right, so I corrected him. He proceeded to tell me that I was registered with Microsoft and that he was calling me to alert […]