Beware of the telephone scam where a person tells you they are with Microsoft support and you have viruses on your computer. Their aim is to convince you to let them have access to your computer to supposedly “fix” the problem. What really happens is they infect your computer and charge you to remove the infections they put on. If you have been exposed to this, please let me know. You need help in having this software removed and your computer reconfigured.
Is your computer secure? What steps do you take to insure that your computer is secure? The first step is to have a good password to log in to your computer. The next step is that when you leave your computer unattended, that it requires a login to get access to it. Are your operating system updates current? Are your Internet Security updates current? Do you perform a weekly Intrenet Security scan? These are just some basics that everyone should be following. If I can assist you, please let me know.
Does your computer have a comprehensive Internet Security Program protecting you from viruses and spyware and firewall protection against potential hackers? It does not matter if you have a Windows computer or a Mac, you need protection. Besides having the protection, you need to keep it up-to-date.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who think their computers do not need protection. Hackers take advantage of this all the time. Why be a victim of destructive attacks when you can easily protect yourself? If you have been a victim, then you know how severe your computer can be damaged or co-opted.
So, get protected and stay protected. Take control of your computing experience. If you do not, it can become expensive to repair.
By now I hope all of you Windows 7 and Windows 8 users have reserved your free upgrade to the new Windows 10 coming out the end of this month. Here’s a link to some info about Windows 10 that you may find useful http://www.cnet.com/products/microsoft-windows-10/. To reserve your upgrade, make sure your Windows is up-to-date. Then, a little white windows icon will appear in the lower right corner of your system tray. Simply click on it and follow the prompts.
I recommend upgrading to Windows 10. Microsoft has addressed a lot of perceived issues with the Windows 8 Start Menu. They have included the new Microsoft Edge Internet Browser. And there are other operating system enhancements to make your computing experience easier.
A good way to speed up your Internet experience on your phone or your computer is to clear out your “cache” folder. In Internet Explorer go to Internet Options and delete the browsing history. In Google Chrome go to Settings-History and clear browsing data. I could go on and on. Every browser has some link for you to do this. If you need help, let me know.