avoiding computer viruses

How to create a strong password

Low vision computer user Hackers and cybercriminals are becoming smarter, so protecting your information online is essential. Creating a strong, hard-to-guess password is the first step to keeping your computer, accounts, and devices secure.    An effective password will include uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as special characters. Ideally, a different password should be used for each account, ... How to create a strong password

Why do computers slow down?

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Why do computers slow down? A question that we get asked all the time here at PC Pitstop is why computers get slower over time. This can start to happen within a year after you get a new PC, but usually, it happens in just a few short months.   Since we all use our Why do computers slow down?

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Doomsday for XP :: You could be under attack right now!

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Doomsday for XP :: You could be under attack right now! 4 dys until we say Rest in Peace XP. Are you ready for this? “Microsoft first said it was planning to end support for Windows XP in 2007. It has since been warning consumers and businesses an upgrade is necessary to keep their computers from being run Doomsday for XP :: You could be under attack right now!

So good I had to share :: 10 Ways to be Computer Literate

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So good I had to share :: 10 Ways to be Computer Literate So Justin James from TechRepublic says there are 10 Things you Have to Know to be Computer Literate. Of course there is so much to know and it depends on what your use of the computer is actually for that determines your So good I had to share :: 10 Ways to be Computer Literate

Happy New Year – We’re OPEN! Beat the Crowds and SHOP TODAY

It’s 2014 and our doors are open for business today from 9am – 5pm. So if this happened…. Or you’re feeling like this….   It’s good to know help is at hand! #02 65 841 551  ::      sales@pcpitstop.com.au  ::  www.pcpitstop.com.au/blog   And if you’re Christmas score from Santa is burning a hole in Happy New Year – We’re OPEN! Beat the Crowds and SHOP TODAY

Record Rootkits :: 1 Big Scary Reason to WATCH WHAT YOU CLICK!

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The pic above might not mean much to the common man. For a technician, this is BAD. It shows the record number of ROOTKITS found on a computer we’ve serviced here at PC Pitstop. What’s a rootkit you ask? ‘Gain control of a computer system without being detected…’ Let’s just consider that for a moment…. Record Rootkits :: 1 Big Scary Reason to WATCH WHAT YOU CLICK!

WARNING! The 1 Thing We Must All DO NOW to Survive The World’s Nastiest Bug That’s Coming for Us All

Today I thought I’d share an entire newsletter that arrived in my inbox. Why? Cause it’s damn important. CRYPTOLOCKER. Remember the name. Cryptolocker is new malware coming to a computer near you. Malware is short for malicious software and generally refers to a variety of forms of intrusive and hostile programs. Besides been informed, been WARNING! The 1 Thing We Must All DO NOW to Survive The World’s Nastiest Bug That’s Coming for Us All

5 Straight Down the Line Honest Technology Truths You Need to Know

Hate computer cowboys? Us too. Geeks that insult your intelligence as they ‘help you’ [read: do it for you…so fast that you have no idea what they did]? How about ‘reputable’ internet sites or news sites reporting on THE SCREEN THAT WILL NEVER BREAK? How about that ‘friend of a friend’ at the dinner party 5 Straight Down the Line Honest Technology Truths You Need to Know

How to Manage Your Presentation Nerves!

So I recently spoke at Port Macquarie’s Micro Business Forum on The 5 Things We as Business Owners Need to Know to Keep our Computers (& Businesses) Running Great! It went well. Check out a short video of me in action >>> HERE <<< and judge for yourself. But being my very first public presentation, How to Manage Your Presentation Nerves!

Beware Spyware

How do you keep spyware from tracking your habits or hijacking your computer? One-third of Internet users have been spyware afflicted and this figure is on the rise. What is spyware?It’s a broad term for deceptive software that installs itself on a computer via the internet. Once it lurks, it allows an outsider to harvest Beware Spyware

Avoiding Viruses & Scams

PC Pitstop sees all manner of viruses and software ‘bugs’ every day from a huge range of different sources. It is near impossible to keep up with the speed at which new viruses or scams spread, but common sense tells us where to look. It is with this knowledge that we have compiled some basic Avoiding Viruses & Scams