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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?

PC Pitstop Computer Rebuild :: What You Need to Know

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Just experienced a computer catastrophy and had your computer wiped and reinstalled?!            You may notice little things that are different to the way you have had them before – This is because Windows had learnt the way you did things and remembered these settings.      You may need to reinstall any PC Pitstop Computer Rebuild :: What You Need to Know

3 Key Home Desktop Computer Safety Tips

Desktop Safety Tips Safely using your desktop will help ensure that the computer works properly and you don’t get injured. Improper use or not being aware of safety issues can cause your desktop irreparable damage. These tips will help you stay productive and safe no matter where you are working. Vent Maintenance – Part of 3 Key Home Desktop Computer Safety Tips

Why You Would Need a Data Transfer or Recovery?

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Why You Would Need a Data Transfer or Recovery? A Data Transfer may be necessary for a number of reasons. PC Pitstop can transfer your data (documents, pictures, music) but not programs (software, downloads, etc). Your original installation media is required to install programs on another computer. PC Pitstop, by law, cannot install counterfeit software. Why You Would Need a Data Transfer or Recovery?

PC Pitstop Speciality Lessons

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PC Pitstop Speciality Lessons Stop banging your head on the desk trying to figure that pesky computer problem and ask for a Speciality Lesson from your PC Pitstop Trained Technician. These 1hr in-store, one-on-one lessons can cover many topics that may be troubling you, such as: Basic Computer Use – start-up, shut-down, navigation, etc. Internet PC Pitstop Speciality Lessons

The Importance of Backing Up Your Technology

The Importance of Backing Up Backing up is crucial. Backing up at the basic level involves the act of copying all your important files to a separate external device that can easily be taken off site with you each day for security measures in business or easily accessible during an evacuation for home users, keeping The Importance of Backing Up Your Technology

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

3 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your PC

Spring has sprung and the trash piles are out on the lawns and garage sales are a go-go. So what about a spring clean for the mahine you work hard every day – your computer? Do these 3 simple steps and watch your computer smile! 1. Do a Defrag. (How?) 2. Uninstall any programs you 3 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your PC