Archive for 'General Information'

Windows 10 Upgrade

Are you fed up with Microsoft trying to persuade you to upgrade to the latest operating system when your current one is perfectly fine.

Download this software from the link provided below and follow the instructions included to remove those unwanted nags, and lets not forget the secretly downloaded files to your computer without your permission. Ive seen over 10gb of files downloaded without the users permission, and they were on a 5gb internet usage cap.

GWX CONTROL PANEL SETUP

Dropbox

http://db.tt/jy3YjIX6

Problems Removing .NET

I had major problems trying to remove .NET 2.0 it did not show up in add remove programs, and I could not uninstall it using the Windows Cleanup Utility.

I tried this utility to remove .NET 2.0 and it worked perfectly and allowed me to reinstall .NET 2.0, however this utility should be used in extreme cases and should only be used when all other methods have failed. It also works with the following versions 1, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4

Use with caution, we accept no liability for its use.

You can download it from here

Protect your Windows Sticker

We have noticed from our customer machines that the licence stickers on their computer have been damaged preventing the activation of Windows as we can’t see the licence key.

These stickers can be easily damaged more so on laptops as the sticker is usually under the laptop.

Here is our advice; place some stick tape over the licence sticker but only use enough just to cover the sticker. This will ensure that the sticker remains in good condition should you need the licence key again. You can also use this method for all licence stickers produced from Microsoft.

You would think that Microsoft would put a protective covering over the sticker but let’s just think this one through from their point of view. Damaged sticker, customer has to buy another licence $$$ for Microsoft.

Job Sites Attacked

Because of the current economic state of affairs, cyber criminals are praying on those seeking work by targeting some job sites, they are even setting up bogus job sites with nonexistent jobs to lure potential victims.

Always be wary of clicking on links on a web page. Do some research about the company offering jobs and don’t forget to check that the website is a legitimate one.

If you are unsure then don’t give out any personal information.

Facebook Users Beware of Scam Emails

There are a number of fake emails going around asking you to reset your password, or to confirm details about your account.

Don’t click on any of the links included in the email, just delete it.

Make sure your friends are aware of this scam.

Dont give out any personal information to anyone you dont know.

Conficker Worm Virus

Virus-Worm

The Conficker worm is still spreading across the internet because users are failing to update their computers with critical Microsoft updates.

To make sure your computer is up to date, check the Windows update settings under the control panel.

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft has confirmed that Office 2010 is nearing the end of development and it is believed will be released during the first half of next year.

According to Microsoft’s website:

Microsoft® Office 2010 gives you rich and powerful new ways to deliver your best work – whether you’re at work, home, or school – on a computer, Web browser, or Smartphone. Grab your audience’s attention and inspire them with your ideas using enhanced tools, customizable templates, and photo editing capabilities. Work with multiple people from different locations at the exact same time using new co-authoring capabilities. By offering more ways to access your files from virtually anywhere, Office 2010 puts you in control.

Fake Antivirus Program

We have noticed from our customer visits that cyber criminals are getting very clever tricking users into believing they have infections on their computers.

It works by tricking a user into downloading it to their computer after visiting an infected or what might look like a legitimate website, it then imitates an antivirus program falsely alerting the user to problems on their computer and often nagging the user for payment to get rid of the infections.

In most cases the criminals just take your payment and nothing further happens, but in some extreme cases they use your credit card details to purchase further goods from the internet.

We have encountered various strains of these fake programs during visits to our customers and would advise our readers and customers to call us for assistance before paying for any of these fake programs.

IT Guru Web site Launch

Launch of the new IT Guru Website

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