If you are old enough, just saying ‘dial-up connection’ could make you put your hands over your ears! (If you don’t know what we are talking about, listen to this YouTube clip). Awful right?
Documents or receipts not printing?
Laptops running slow?
Merchandise program not working correctly?
If you’re one of the (many, many) people who ‘know they should back up their computer’ but don’t actually get around to it, you may ask – but WHY should I back it up? Well, to put it simply, catastrophes do happen. Even if you’ve taken all the best precautions against malware or virus attacks, hardware can still fail and human error can still occur. And if this is insufficiently backed-up business data we’re talking about, you are putting your entire business at risk.
We’re here to talk about cleaning your computer, and we don’t mean disk clean-ups and temporary file removals – that’s a whole other subject! We mean physically removing dust and grime for the health of the machine (and for your health too!).
When it comes to computer tech-speak, the term ‘firewall’ is old-school – it was first applied to computer technology in the early 1990s. And when a word has been kicking around for some thirty years, we’re pretty much all familiar with it. But do we all understand what it means? What exactly is a firewall?
We might just about be settling into the ‘new normal’, but you’ve probably heard the warnings that financial scams have been on the rise during the coronavirus outbreak. Indeed, according to the ACCC’s Scamwatch site, thousands of scams exploiting our anxieties over Covid-19 have popped up over the past 12 months. Of course, it’s not just fake Covid-19 cures we need to watch out for, but all of those other attempts to obtain our sensitive personal information (user names, passwords, and bank account or credit card numbers), too. Sometimes, though, when you’re going about your daily life, it can be hard to make a snap judgement about what’s a scam and what’s genuine.
Our Geelong computer technicians are talking about Malware in this week’s blog.
Malware may have been a term you have heard before but you find yourself just nodding and agreeing because you have no idea what it is… is it a little gremlin crawling in my computer?
From 1 to 1,000 computers (and more), our team at Geelong Technology Group set up home and business computer networks that run without a hiccup.
Here at Geelong Technology Group during the COVID-19 lockdown, we’ve been busy helping our clients setup their IT needs to support employee’s working from home. When it comes to IT, things can go wrong from time to time so our remote support options have been increasingly popular at this time.Read more