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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Sky’s Andorid Apps Return

A week ago is was reported that Sky’s Android apps and its account of the Android Play store had being hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Sky have announced that the problem has now being rectified. You can read more…
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How To Change Your BT Email Password

Go to http://bt.yahoo.com. Enter your email address and password and click ‘sign in’. If you are asked to enter a verification code, do so and click to submit. Once the page has loaded, click on ‘My Account’ at the top…
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Sky’s Android Apps Hacked

So it seems Sky is the latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army. Early today they released that their Android Apps had being hacked, and are advising you to uninstall the apps until they are safe again. To uninstall the…
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Phishing Email from Vodafone

While checking my email I noticed an email from Vodafone, which had the subject heading ‘Importance Notice About Your Vodafone Account’. On checking the message I discovered it to be a phishing attack. I first suspected this due to the…
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Blue Screen of Death Windows 7 – KB2823324

Microsoft is investigating behaviour where systems may not recover from a restart, or applications cannot load, after security update 2823324 is applied. We recommend that you uninstall this update. As an added precaution, Microsoft has removed update while they investigate…
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Patch Tuesday

What is patch Tuesday? Patch Tuesday is the day when Microsoft releases security updates for your computer that can help fix flaws and other vulnerabilities. Patch Tuesday is normally on the second Tuesday of each month, and normally released around…
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Still Running Windows XP?

The countdown has started. Microsoft are going to stop supporting XP. End of life from the 8 April 2014 . This means, no more security updates. This will make it easier to hackers and viruses to infect your computer. Even…
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