Tools for Your Computer

Having owned a computer company – and being the main technician for many of those years – it’s a never-surprising thing to see a lot of the problems that consumers normally call about. People seem able to live with a whole LOT of problems on their computers before they actually call a computer repair company. “So how long HAS your computer been taking you to home page and taking you to a Russian search engine?” “A couple months…” Seriously? I get antsy whenever my computer makes a new noise or s...
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Ransomware – Ramifications and Solutions

NOT fun.  Ransomware.  There are a pretty noticeable number of customers that call these days about ransomware virus attacks on their computers. Knock on wood, only one of our techs has actually run across this particular virus in the real world.  All others have been the more normal FBI virus variety of malware which can be resolved pretty quickly. Encrypting Technology The cryptolocker virus one? Not so much.  The long of the cryptolocker virus is that what it really does is use encrypting t...
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Encrypting Ransomware. Joy.

NOT entertaining. Ransomware. There are a pretty noticeable variety of customers that call nowadays about ransomware virus attacks on their computers. Knock on wood, only one of our technicians has truly run across this specific virus in actuality. All others have been the more normal FBI virus variety of malware which can be resolved pretty fast. Encrypting Technology Resolving or repairing the cryptolocker virus? Not so much. Not only is it not a fast solution – there ISN’T one. The long of ...
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Search Engines

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Rank Me LOCAL – Search Engine Tips for Local Rankings Local SEO is becoming the in-thing nowadays, especially considering the fact that marketing based on location is quickly bringing up the rear. Let’s face it, there’s are a lot MORE companies around you that want your business than there are nationally.  Every little service type business, local restaurants, etc – the number of truly LOCAL businesses is huge for each and every city – including our own Raleigh area.   But just like the “bigger...
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Computers

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Upgrade or Replace Your PC? There is a lot of confusion about upgrading computers.  I was working on an old computer in Raleigh yesterday.  I’d given the computer to an old friend and she had brought it to me a while back to get a virus off if memory serves me close to correctly.  May have actually been a power supply issue as well. Either way, I got it working again almost a year ago.  But she hadn’t picked it up. I let it sit there collecting dust in my office for months – apparently she ...
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