Android Virus

Over the last few months we have seen a large jump in the number of viruses attacking Android phones and tablets.  Below is an example of  a virus. We strongly recommend that you run on the latest version of Android…

TalkTalk Help – Urgent!. If you are a TalkTalk customer please read!

This is NOT A HOAX.  Please share. Website attack affecting our customers 3:30pm – 24/10/2015 – Latest Update The investigations by TalkTalk and the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit into the cyber attack continue.  We can confirm that the latest update of…

Computer Backup

Stop for a moment and think what you have got saved on your computer or laptop. Precious photos, work documents, files full of important information; the list goes on. Now think how you would feel if your hard drive was…

Why You Should Not Move Your Laptop

Laptops. They’re designed to be portable. But, did you know that by moving your laptop around while it is turned on can be bad news for your device? In the main, it’s definitely a bad idea to carry your laptop…

How Can I Spot A Fake E mail?

How Can I Spot A Fake E mail? Do you know how to spot a phony request in an e mail? You may  receive an e-mail, for example, from the NY Times to do a survey.  How can you be…

Where Did That Come From? Unwanted programs

Have you ever opened up your browser, and all of the sudden your home page is different or there is a toolbar at the top you don’t recognize or maybe new desktop items? You probably recently installed some new program,…

Quiz Time

Let’s say you want to download the excellent program CCleaner. To remove temporary files from your computer. Can you tell from this screenshot, which is the RIGHT download button, and which ones are ads? It’s pretty difficult isn’t it? This…

Warning of New Spam Email Containing the Cryptolocker Virus

We have being sent a copy of an email, which claims to have medical results. And that you have to download an email and contact your doctor. It is in fact a virus called cryptolocker (This virus encrypts all the…

Windows XP – Microsoft Ending Support

We have a very important announcement to those of you who use Windows XP on your computer. For those of you who may not have heard, Microsoft Windows XP will soon come to EOL (End of Life) and Microsoft Windows…

Downloading from Peer-to-Peer Websites

Downloading the latest album, music track or video, or maybe even software for free may seem a good idea. But there are many hidden risks. We’ve seen many computers and laptops infected with viruses and infections that have been downloaded…

Web of Trust

What is Web of Trust is a tool which is used to rate the reputation of websites. Via installing a plugin to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. The rating is worked out via a combination of user ratings…

How To Bookmark A Website In Internet Explorer

Shortcut Click ‘Ctrl + D’ on the keyboard   Go to the website you wish to bookmark and either Click ‘Ctrl + D’ on your keyboard together or go the star in the top right.   If you clicked on…

How to Update iTunes

If you can see the menu bar as shown here, simply click help and select ‘Check for Updates’   If you cannot see the menu bar simply click the menu icon in the top left of the iTunes window and…

How To Install iTunes

Open your preferred internet browser and type into the address bar http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ The webpage auto detects your version of windows and selects the most appropriate version for you to download. You can un-tick the update boxes and news boxes if…

How To Install Adobe Reader

  Open your preferred internet browser and type into the address bar http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/   1) Un-tick the option to install McAfee Security Plus then click the download now button 1) The download will now start and the webpage will be…

Don’t Be a Phishing Victim: 3 Sure Signs an E-Mail is Fake

Anyone who has been online more than a few years has likely been the victim of a phishing attack. What starts as a seemingly legitimate e-mail requesting information from a user can lead to account infiltration, e-mails sent to that…

Spyware, Viruses and Malware What’s The Difference Anyway

Generally speaking, people tend to think that when their computer has been compromised by a hacker online, it ‘has a virus’. But did you know that the majority of these problems can be attributed to related issues, such as malware…

Lost A Loved One: How To Close Accounts?

A client recently contacted us, with this question. My Mother passed away 6 months ago and I thought I had closed out her MSN acct. Three weeks ago I received spam email from that account. When I went into her…