How to protect yourself from Malware, Viruses, Spyware and Adware

How to protect yourself from Malware, Viruses, Spyware and Adware Malware If you operate a computerised device in today’s world you are under siege! That is  correct, under attack from every corner. There are thousands of individuals, corporations and even countries that are actively engaged in gaining data about you so they can either influence …

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Protecting your expensive computer hardware with surge protection

Protecting your expensive computer hardware with surge protection We spend as little as a few dollars for some technology however with some premium items costing many thousands of your hard earned cash it is sometimes surprising that we take little effort to protect that investment. In the last 20 to 30 years the Information Age has taken the world by storm, revolutionising the way we live our lives and interact with virtually everything in our environment. Australians over this period have shown to be amongst the fastest to adapt to the new technologies. We currently lead the world in the uptake of smartphones for example, outstripping mobile phone users in Europe and the US. We know from our own experience in the Dubbo region that there is a computer of some sorts in every house you drive by. This of course is largely due to the fact that we are relatively well off as a society and can afford the purchase of these devices. Ok that’s great! We like technology and we buy it because we are able to. Now we have such expensive pieces of, let’s face it, delicate hardware. Many of us do not protect our devices from power surges or switching and lightning strikes but there are solutions and they are relatively inexpensive. In Australia the domestic main power supply is 230V +10%, -6% whilst devices such as computers, televisions, mobile devices and other home entertainment gear are most vulnerable to failure after a power outage because they operate at low voltages. A desktop PC for example …

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Backing up your stuff

Backing up your stuff! Data is the core of what we do with computers yet one of the most neglected tasks is backing up your stuff!  This is ironic considering a large amount of what we do at Dubbo Computer Repairs is data recovery.  Criminals realise this also. For example the spate of data encryption locking viruses that have been promulgated recently. Targeting the gear you hold dear like documents and photographs. I thought I would offer a couple of ideas that might help with this problem particularly now that the National Broadband Network is available to the area immediately surrounding Dubbo. Two simple options: 1/ External hard drivesGreat capacity and ease of use with a lowish cost now (under $100 for some). Not safe from a lot of viruses including ransomwareThese can also be prone to other problems like power surges, fire and dogs/cats/kids dropping them from a great height. Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim External Drive, STHN2000402,Blue    Shop now WD 4TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 High Capacity Hard Drive, WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN,Black    Shop now WD 12 …

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