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Larry The Computer Guy November 2017

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:51+00:00 November 7th, 2017|How To, Larry News|

How to Search Google Safely We all love our Google, quickly finding everything we need on the Internet. It’s replaced dictionaries, encyclopedias, instruction manuals, newspapers and in many cases, even doctors. However, sometimes your search results aren’t the real thing and can be downright malicious. Here’s how to search safely: Pay attention to the URL [...]

Larry The Computer Guy October #3

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:51+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|How To, Technical Matters|

New ‘KRACK’ Wi-Fi Security Issue: This Affects All of Us The invention of Wi-Fi has been a science fiction dream come true. We can use our laptops anywhere in the house, our phones are using home internet instead of sucking down our cellular data, and our gadgets are all communicating. It’s essentially the backbone of [...]

How to tell if your computer has a virus

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:51+00:00 October 6th, 2017|How To, Larry News, Uncategorized|

How to Tell if Your Computer Has a Virus? Sometimes computers do wacky things that ring alarm bells and make us dive for cover. Next thing you know, you’re running scans on repeat and demanding everyone come clean about their browsing habits. Fortunately, not all weird occurrences are caused by viruses – sometimes your computer [...]

Larry The Computer Guy Newsletter

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:51+00:00 September 25th, 2017|How To, Larry News|

6 Simple Tips to Protect Your Customer Data As cyber-attacks continue to make headlines, hackers are exposing or selling customer data files in record numbers. But just like with any threat, there are actions you can take to minimize risk and ensure your business retains a positive reputation among customers. Stop using the same password [...]

Larry The Computer Guy Newsletter

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:51+00:00 September 7th, 2017|How To, Larry News|

Why Do People Create Viruses? You’d be right in thinking it’s hard to program a computer virus that can spread across the world in a flash - we’re talking days of constant desk-jockey nerd-work. So why do they bother? Well, it generally comes down to 3 reasons: Money, showing off their skill, or to simply [...]

Larry The Computer Guy Newsletter

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:51+00:00 August 14th, 2017|How To, Larry News|

Boost Your Email Impact With These Smart Strategies Most small businesses rely on email as their preferred form of communication. Either internally or externally to clients, customers and suppliers, email is the go-to format we’d be lost without. Our love affair with it is no surprise – it’s quick, simple and provides a paper trail. [...]

Larry The Computer Guy – Newsletter

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:51+00:00 August 1st, 2017|How To, Larry News|

4 Simple Tips to Keep Your Internet Banking Safe Online banking has boomed in the past few years to become the new norm. Branches are out and apps are in. Half the time when you visit a branch, you’re steered towards a computer for a DIY transaction – with optional assistance. But is internet banking [...]

Should I upgrade to Windows 10

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 June 7th, 2016|How To, Larry News, Technical Matters|

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? Follow the guidelines below to determine whether you should upgrade to Windows 10.   Are you a business?        We would recommend that you do not upgrade. Is your current computer Windows 8.1?   It should be ok to upgrade. Is your current computer Windows 8?     Before upgrading you need to [...]

Windows 10 updates are much more agressive

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|How To, Larry News, Technical Matters|

Tired of the relentless popups for Windows 10? Over the last couple of weeks the nagging from Microsoft for Windows 10 has gotten much more aggressive. It seems that they want everyone to upgrade now. Our position still stands, that you should hold off upgrading for a while yet. We have seen some great improvements [...]

Secure Your Passwords

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 January 18th, 2016|How To, Larry News|

Passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals. It’s crucial to pick strong passwords that are different for each of your important accounts and it is good practice to update your passwords regularly. Follow these tips to create strong passwords and keep them secure. Use a unique password for each of your important [...]

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