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Viruses that Appeared in 2013

Avatar On: December, 18th 2013 | Under: Computer Repair, Global Newsletter, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


As we close the books on 2013, people begin producing lists that review what has happened. I think these lists are interesting, and look forward to reading them.   As we move into 2014, let’s review the computer viruses that wreaked havoc in 2013 and will most likely continue to in 2014, so you ensure you and your technology are protected and informed.  When you are online remember to STOP.THINK.CONNECT.

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Small Businesses Face the Same IT Concerns as Large Companies

Avatar On: November, 25th 2013 | Under: Cloud Computing, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


According to Gartner Research, small business spends three to eight percent of its revenue on technology. The small business IT budget may be smaller, but the technology issues they deal with are nearly the same. Besides the budget size, another difference is that small businesses are more at risk from technical issues than their larger counterparts that maintain a large support staff.

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Cyber Security Threats: Protect your Business!

Avatar On: November, 25th 2013 | Under: Computer Repair, Features, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


Cyber Security is a concern for all business and residential computer users.

We are delighted to present Protecting Your Business from Cyber Security Threats conducted by Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.

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Windows 8 Gets an Upgrade, We Look at 3 Features

Avatar On: November, 18th 2013 | Under: Computer Repair, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


There has been much discussion surrounding Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, and with the recent launch of the 8.1 upgrade the discussion is getting louder.

We have reviewed 3 modifications that come with the 8.1 upgrade.  So if you are thinking about taking the plunge to buy a new computer or upgrading your Windows 8 operating system (especially if you are still running XP and the April doomsday is approaching quickly) you will better understand these 3 features.

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The Importance of National Cyber Security Month

Avatar On: November, 12th 2013 | Under: Computer Repair, Data Recovery, Industry News: This Week in IT


Earlier this year, major corporations on Wall Street faced a massive cyber attack, according to Reuters, in which stock prices dropped dramatically, essential financial and government websites crashed, and billions of dollars were wiped off of balance sheets.

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October Newsletter: Is Your Business Prepared to Fight Cyber Crime?

Avatar On: October, 24th 2013 | Under: Computer Repair, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. This annual event is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. The aim of Cyber Security Awareness Month is to inform and educate all levels of our government, the private business sector and the general public about issues of safety and security in our cyber environment. Their tag line says it all: Stop. Think. Connect.

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Champion Partner of Cyber Security Month

Avatar On: October, 24th 2013 | Under: How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


It’s official! Computer Troubleshooters is now a Champion for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We are proud to be a champion and show our continued commitment to Cyber Security!

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Stay on the Alert for Technical Support Scams

Avatar On: October, 16th 2013 | Under: Computer Networking, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


In August, our blog featured a story about one of the most lucrative cybercriminal scams of the past year. This con game involves fraudulent phone calls from cybercriminals posing as Microsoft tech support representatives. A fraudulent tech support representative calls to alert you that your computer has a virus.

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Keeping Your IT Team as Happy as Can Be

Avatar On: October, 8th 2013 | Under: Computer Repair, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT


IT professionals are essentially on call at all times. A system-wide catastrophe can occur any time of the day or night, and these professionals are ready to get your network back up and on its feet again. Additionally, IT professionals work around the clock to ensure that these types of problems are taken care of before they turn into potential disasters. Show your IT team you appreciate what they do, and you’ll have find you’ll have a greater ability to increase both efficiency and productivity at a company level.

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DON’T FORGET: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Avatar On: October, 2nd 2013 | Under: Computer Networking, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? Cyber security begins with a simple message that everyone using the Internet should consider:

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

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