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Beware Adobe Flash Player Update

There is a particularly bad “rogue antivirus” program called “ThinkPoint” making the rounds at the moment – I’ve removed it from PCs owned by three different clients just today!  What is it? I’ll tell you exactly how this particular infection…

Make your PC last Twice as Long

Overheating and Unexpected Shutdowns Would you want your computer’s lifespan reduced by 50%? We didn’t think so, but this is what can happen due to the damage caused when a computer overheats. What are the symptoms of an overheating computer?…

Tech-Optimizers Scam

Initial Contact Several clients have told us recently of unsolicited calls they’ve received from a company claiming to be associated with Microsoft.  Ultimately, our clients end up having their credit cards charged anywhere from $200 to $400 for this company…

Mac vs Windows

Which is better? When people realise I work on both Macs and PCs, they inevitably ask, “Which is better?” My answer is always, “There’s nothing in it; one does not work any better than the other.” In most cases, this…

New Adobe PDF – an Email Scam

I’ve had quite a few clients ask me about this lately and even a few that have lost money to it. Let me be clear, this has nothing to do with the company called Adobe, but rather another business that…

Avoiding Viruses when Web Surfing

It’s really common – you’re just Googling something of interest and all of a sudden, a message pops up to tell you that your computer is infected. The message goes on to say that you need to download some specifically…