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How long does a computer’s hard drive last?

Posted by Timothy Taylor on Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Anyone that has experienced catastrophic Hard Drive (HDD) failure might understand the uncomfortable feeling of not being able to use their computer, and not knowing whether or not their data is safe. Seemingly happening at the worst of times, HDD failure often leaves people caught off guard (with no back up), wondering “Well, how long was it supposed to last?”.

 

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Tags: external hard drives, Hard drives, PC Hardware, Hard Drive Recovery, Data Backup, ELI5

How can I speed up my computer using registry and disk defrag software?

Posted by Timothy Wenz on Wed, May 27, 2015

How can I speed up my computer using registry and disk defrag software?

Everyday use of your computer will eventually make your computer slower. If you have tried adding more memory, removing unused software, clearing browser cache, and other speed enhancement tricks it might be time to work on defragmenting (defrag) your system. If you have ever asked the question "How can I speed up my computer?" this is a way to squeeze more speed out and gain some more storage space.

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Tags: Defragmenting, PC tips, productivity, Windows, Registry

Network Security: How can I keep my printers from being hacked?

Posted by Chris Allard on Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Why would a hacker want my printer?

Networked printer security is often an overlooked security vulnerability area and being overlooked is what a hacker with malicious intent (we'll call them "black hats" here) looks for when wanting to penetrate a network or subnet.
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Tags: Hacking, wireless security, Hackers, Security

Pros & Cons of Free Vs Paid Antivirus Software

Posted by Chris Allard on Mon, Mar 16, 2015

The complicated, and sometimes dangerous world of the internet means that is makes very good sense for you to invest in some type of virus protection software. There are many companies offering a myriad of solutions that will help you keep your PC or laptop free of dangerous viruses, that are so prevalent on the internet. Some are free and some paid for; so it is important to consider the values of both.

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Tags: Antivirus, Malware Prevention, antivirus software

The 3 Most Important Factors when Choosing the Best Antivirus

Posted by Chris Allard on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Choosing which anti-virus protection is best for you isn't always that easy. There are a lot of options out there, with varying price tags. What makes one anti-virus program better than another? There are usually 3 important factors that you should judge them by.

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Tags: Viruses, Hackers, Antivirus, Protection, Virus, internet security, kaspersky lab

Computer Repair And Malware Prevention With Online Tech Support

Posted by Henry Dallow on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

                                                                                           
What To Expect When Expecting (Remote Customer Support) We should all be so lucky to be able to have some type of remote tech support for our PCs. Luckily there's OnBoard Support. This is a great IT solution handled by computer experts who pride themselves in the level of professionalism in computer repair and privacy policy implementation. Let me tell you what OnBoard Support can do:

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Tags: How to Speed up a Computer, Computer Repair, Malware Prevention, Online Support, Remote Support

The Cloud, Security and Your Business

Posted by Henry Dallow on Fri, Sep 26, 2014


THE CLOUD:

By now most of us have a basic understanding of what the cloud is or at least
 the core concept. Recently cloud computing has come under fire for its vulnerability to hacks. The technology is sound and lives up to its functionality, that is not the issue.

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Tags: cloud, Security, online storage, byod, cloud management

Mac Computers Can Get Viruses and Malware

Posted by Henry Dallow on Fri, Sep 05, 2014


It Finally Happened, We Received a MacBook with a Virus!         

How did this happen? What did you use to clean up the system? Well there are a few things you have to consider......

 

 

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Tags: Virus removal, Antivirus, Browser Hijacking, Macintosh, Macbook

Which Online Storage Is Best For You?

Posted by Henry Dallow on Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Google Drive

Initially this started with Google Docs, and has now become Google Drive, a complete office suite with cloud storage. Google Drive offers you MS Office type apps in the form of a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation app, and an illustration app. Google Drive also carries 15GB of free storage space when you sign up.

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Tags: cloud, google drive, Online Storage Options

Which Online Storage Is Best For You?

Posted by Henry Dallow on Fri, Aug 15, 2014

A review of Dropbox

One of (if not) the best options to choose from is Dropbox. Dropbox is sleek, elegant and reliable. It works well across all platforms whether it be Mac, Windows, Chrome OS, Android, etc.  The servers are never down so access is always available. It is easy to install and supports file sharing.

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Tags: android, iphone, The cloud, online storage, Microsoft, Mac, Dropbox