Tech Support Scams: Coming to a Mac near you

You may be familiar with cold calls where someone pretending to be from Microsoft is telling you that your computer is infected and needs to be repaired ASAP. In most cases, if you said you were running a Mac instead…
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Special Offer – Online Backup

With the raise in infections like Cryptolocker a form of ransomware. It is more important than every of carry out backups on a regular basis. If you a running a business we recommend that you carry out backups on a…
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Ransomware – What You Need To Know

Over the past few months there we have seen a raise of a type of virus called ransomware. It typically hold your computer to ransom, until you pay the fine. The nasty part of this infection is that your files…
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What’s APP Voice Message Virus/Malware

Early this week we had a laptop dropped off which had being infected by a virus/malware infection. The infection was caught via an E-Mail allegedly sent from what’s App informing you that there is a voicemail waiting for you. It…
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Are you still using Microsoft XP?

If you answered yes to that question, times time to start planning for the future! Did you know that 40% of all PCs are still running Windows XP? This equates to around 600 million PCs worldwide that need to be…
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New Google Home Page

You might have noticed a change to the Google home page. And moved the bar from the top of the page. If you are looking for the links which were on the bar along the top of the page.  …
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Checking Your Internet Speed

There are many reasons why you may wish to check your internet speed, whether to see how quick your internet connection is, or discover if your ISP is supplying you with the correct speed, or to carry out tests to…
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Signs Your Computer Might Have a Virus

Once over it was easy to tell that your computer you had a virus you would get random popups, and screens telling you that your computer is infected and you need to pay ££££££ to remove the problem, but lately…
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Email from FedEx regarding Delivery Problem

For a number of years there has being a fake FedEx being emailed which has an attachment which is normally a virus, as an exe file (or program file) which when downloaded can cause harm to your computer. This is…
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Warning about Scam Technical Support

While the ‘Microsoft Tech Support’ scam has being going a while, there is a new variant of the scam. The new version works on when you are looking for the support number of your ISP (Internet Service Provider) or email…
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Backup, Backup and Backup your Documents!

Tips for Backing Up Your Documents If you’re looking at backing up your documents to protect against loss, we’d recommend backing up to an external USB drive, as well as to DVD. You can use CD’s, but DVD’s will hold…
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Using more than one Anti-virus

Should I install more than one Anti-Virus protection on my computer? It is highly recommend that you only have one anti-virus program installed on your computer at once. Having more than one anti-virus program will cause the conflicts and errors…
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Email Addresses

We see many companies who are using a free (Yahoo!, Hotmail or GMail) email address or the one provided by an ISP (Internet Service Provider; such as BT Internet, Sky, AOL plus many more). This may seem a good idea…
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Packing your Holiday Bags?

With the holiday season fast approaching, why not send your computer on holiday to Cumbria Computer Repairs whilst you go on your holidays. We can then check your computer while you are away, carry out full diagnosis on your computer…
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Adobe Flash Player Virus Warning

Spotted this on a computer we were repairing, It’s an update trying to get to you install Flash Player, but this one is actually trying to get you to download a virus to your computer. You can spot is it…
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In App Purchases on Andorid and iOS

With the rise of news story’s about how children have managed to spend larges amounts of money via in app purchases while playing games. To help avoid it’s possible to turn off in-app purchases With many apps for your tablet…
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Disabling in App Purchase

With the rise of news story’s about how children have managed to spend larges amounts of money via in app purchases while playing games. To help avoid it’s possible to turn off in-app purchases With many apps for your tablet…
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Dealing with Direct Message Spam on Twitter

If you’re a Twitter user it’s likely you will have received a ‘Spam’ Direct Message or DM, either about weight loss or a large range of other subjects. If you’ve seen tweets from your account that you didn’t send, it’s…
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