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Locky Ransomware – What do you need to know..

“Locky” feels like quite a cheery-sounding name. But it’s also the nickname of a new strain of ransomware, so-called because it renames all your important files so that they have the extension .locky. Of course, it doesn’t just rename your files, it scrambles them first, and – as you probably

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Tips for creating safe and easy to remember passwords

Passwords provide the first line of defense against unauthorised access to your computer & cloud services. The stronger your password, the more protected your computer will be from hackers and malicious software. You should make sure you have strong passwords for all accounts on your computer.  Here are a few

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10 Cyber-Security Basics that all your employees should know

1. Confirm the identity of all that request information This is especially useful for receptionists, call-center employees or tech support, human resources, and other professionals whose work requires the handling of personal information. Attackers take advantage of the naivety and good faith or these workers to get information in the

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Sample Internet Usage Policy

An internet usage policy provides employees with rules and guidelines about the appropriate use of company equipment, network and Internet access. Having such a policy in place helps to protect both the business and the employee; the employee will be aware that browsing certain sites or downloading files is prohibited and that

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Dropbox / Google Drive Scam

Malicious messages delivered to unsuspecting users aim at harvesting credentials for web-based email services by employing a ruse that may trick recipients into believing they are referred to Dropbox-related documents.   A link provided in the body of the message claims to lead to “urgent and highly confidential” documents that

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Scammers pose as company execs in wire transfer spam campaign

Innocent-looking payment requests could result in financial loss for companies as finance department employees targeted with fraudulent emails.   The PC Repair Centre has recently seen a spam campaign involving fake wire transfer request emails. While this technique is not new, and has had some coverage in the press this year,

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Windows Server 2003: It’s the Final Countdown

Microsoft will soon move Windows Server 2003 into the category of an 80’s big hair metal band, whose aging rock stars no longer fill arenas and no longer even headline casinos. I’m not trying to be mean to aging rock stars, but I am calling out those of you that

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Sits 2015 – The UK’s Leading Exhibition and Conference for ITSM Professionals

  In the pursuit of customer excellence, we recently attended the annual IT Service Management show in London.  Packed with seminars & keynote speakers covering both the improving the technicians work day and the clients customer experience.

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Is your PC stuck on ‘Configuring Windows updates’?

Our engineers have encountered an issue today with the latest release of Windows updates for PCs – many users are finding that their computers are getting stuck part-way through the update process.If your PC has been showing the ‘Configuring Windows updates’ message for some time without any progress (i.e. the percentage complete

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Can’t run Java / ROS in Chrome??

  Chrome Disables NPAPI in V42   In Chrome v42 and newer, Google disables NPAPI plugins by default. Java is a NPAPI plugin. How to Enable NPAPI plugins (Java/ROS) – Windows only 1. Open Chrome and browse to chrome://flags/#enable-npapi 2. Click the Enable NPAPI setting. 3. After that, click “Relaunch Now” at the

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Ransomware….The bad guys are kidnapping your data..

What is it? Ransomware is a category of malware that demands some form of compensation, a ransom, in return for data or functionality held hostage. For instance, ransomware might change Proxy settings in a browser to limit web use, making it difficult to find a solution to remove a computer

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Windows 7 PC not as quick as the day you bought it??

    What’s wrong? Windows 7 can be slow for any number of reasons.  These can include: Background Programs Low Disk Space Not enough Memory Faulty Hard Disk Drive Viruses / Malware   Although all of the above are a possibility, the most common cause we find is ‘Not Enough

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Chrome Extends Support for XP

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    If you are using Chrome on Windows XP — and for the love of God, I hope you don’t — you’ll still get updated versions of Chrome until the end of the year. The Chrome team today announced that even though it had planned to phase out Windows XP

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How to access your Support History

Hi All. Did you know that you can access a history of all tickets logged with us, see who solved them, what solved them & exactly what the solution was? No?  Well, yes you can!!!.  Here’s a simple guide on how to access your ticket history! Visit http://www.pcrepaircentre.com, Click on

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Server 2003 – End Of Support July 2015

  What does it mean? If you’re wondering what this means for your business, it comes down to this – there will be no patches or security updates, putting your applications and business at risk. New threats won’t be addressed and your WS2003 systems will become a security risk and

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The Importance of Backups….

Why are backups important? Computers fill our life and our work.  They faithfully accumulate our wedding pictures, our company’s books, and the ceaseless emails we get and send.  But, unless you back it up, all that data can be gone in a flash… Backups protect you from hardware failure Computers are more reliable than ever, so

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Launching Our New Helpdesk

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Hi All This week we are excited to officially launch our Online Helpdesk Portal to all our customers.  I suppose the best way to explain  is via a few quick Q&A’s What is an Online Helpdesk? This is where you can enter a request for help directly into a webpage

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