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Tips and Research

Here are tidbits of Research that may be useful for avoiding unnecessary computer problems both online and offline.

Please BACK UP YOUR DATA! I cannot stress this enough.

I could go on and on, but following just this one step alone can resolve 90% of your problems every time. Whether you are in need of computer repair in Canton Georgia, or anywhere else in the world, there are ways that I can help fix numerous issues, but nothing will ever compare to the effectiveness of restoring to a current backup.

There are wild new ransomware and malware infections flooding the net and hitting even large corporations. Please do at least a monthly backup of your most important documents, photos, etc. It’s best to keep at least 2 backups – preferably offline in the event of a catastrophe.

New virus and Malware infections causing popups, slow load times and general failures seem to be commonly coming from links on Facebook, Craigslist, and many other popular online sites. The best way to avoid these is to simply avoid clicking on anything that you do not know for certain is reliable. Even then, even the most savvy internet users get tricked by clever, official looking posts and ads.

(.Malware is a collective term used for any software that is designed to cause harm or otherwise be undesirable to the user. Even if a program appears to be offering free goods or services, (.Adware) it can also be a Trojan horse and infect your computer. ( A .Trojan is as they were named, something that appears harmless or good but turns out to be something not so.)

If you are unfamiliar with a link in your email, you may want to think twice before clicking it. Also, be wary of emails from unknown senders, or if an email appears to be odd or different than usual. If you receive a strange email from someone that you know, instead of responding, you can always send an email to your friend to confirm that it came from them intentionally. Avoid chain letter email Even if you receive a message from someone in your address book and it looks odd or has links that the sender wouldn’t usually send, be cautious, as they could have been hit with an email hijacking issue and are unknowingly sending spam (unwanted messages).

If you have any updates, ideas or know about any popular viruses or have been hit by a virus attack or something similar, feel free to post it here so others can be aware and hopefully avoid it. Post symptoms and I’ll try to help. JS



Happy Browser · June 26, 2015 at 6:13 am

Man, Forbes has some stupid popups these days. One after ever photo in a slide show? If you take too long browsing it’ll go back to the fullscreen popup “continue to forbes” that you get when you first get to the dot com.. If you’re on the page, NO NEED FOR ADVERTISING> WHY? Discussion.

    Steve · May 14, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Agreed. If I went out of my way to get to a website, mission accomplished. No need for in-my-face ads reading ‘HELLO! OH GOODNESS, YOU’RE HERE.. YOU’RE ACTUALLY HERE! UH UM, THIS IS SO EMBARRASSING… ‘

Apples · January 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm

If you use iTunes to sync your voice memos from your iPhone, you may have noticed that if you labeled any of your voice memos – you know, so you will know which ones are which later on when it’s time to listen to them – iTunes does not keep these labels. iTunes clearly displays your saved titles within the voice memos under My Music however copying them to your computer results in a file name like “20150803 050932.m4a” I’ve found a pretty easy solution to iTunes forgetting voice memo filenames!

“Create MP3 Version”. You will have duplicates of all voice memos temporarily and if you’re like me that means a lot of sorting later, however the mp3 version KEEPS YOUR CUSTOM FILE NAME FROM YOUR PHONE! FINALLY! I cannot believe that Apple didn’t recommend this solution. When you transfer this new version to your computer, it will not be “abunchofnumbers.m4a” it will be whatever you labeled it to begin with.Mp3. Brilliant! No more guessing and checking and sorting through hours of long recordings of meetings, birthday parties and embarrassing vocal casting.

    Doc · December 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm

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Frustrated MS Man · May 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Office Outlook 2003 – Can’t receive, but can send email. Error 800408FC.

Are you a Windows 7, 8 or Vista user?
If so, try opening your Network settings and right clicking Properties on ALL of your adapters.

Uncheck the “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCPIP/IPv6)” boxes on ALL your adapters.

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