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Backup Crisis

I did a Facebook Live video the other day, and the topic was Backup Crisis. I have been experiencing a trend of customers who are either not aware they need to back up their computers, or they are not backing them up correctly. Take a listen to hear my thoughts.

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Malware Understood!

On February 9th, I was interviewed by Veronika Noize of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Organization of SW Washington. The topic? Malware, what it is, how it appears on your computer, and what to do to get rid of it. Some really unconventional ideas revealed!  http://youtu.be/VLavUJDc71s

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Ditch Your Cable – Part 1

Raise your hand if you are happy paying high prices for your cable or satellite contract, when you only watch a handful of channels.  C’mon, someone raise their hand! I, for one, am tired of paying for my satellite service, when I rarely use it.  And when I do, I roam between maybe a dozen […]

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The Power Debate

Should I turn my computer off at night? I get asked this question every time I set up a new computer.  Two schools of thought exist for the answer to this question. Turning the computer off at night, when you are finished using it for the day, definitely saves on power.  You can calculate that cost […]

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The Best Way to Reach Me

My business is growing, and it has become a challenge for me to keep up with the processing of your requests. I currently get requests via phone, email, text messages, Facebook private messages, and sometimes Twitter. You are all so resourceful! Recently, I hired the folks over at Ruby Receptionists to handle incoming phone calls […]

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Data Backup!

Data Backup What you absolutely need to know Last week, I told you all about the new CryptoLocker virus that is going around.  You can read about it here. The bottom line for this virus:  if you get it, your data can be destroyed, including any mapped drives on your computer.  This can be devastating. 3-2-1 […]

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Beware the CryptoLocker Virus

A new variant on an old virus is being spread. The CryptoLocker virus is similar to the ransonware we have been seeing the past several months, but it packs a powerful punch. What does it do? With the CryptoLocker virus, you will get a screen on your computer, similar to the photo above. It is […]

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Annoying Toolbars!

They are taking up space! One of the most asked questions I get, is “how did I get all these toolbars in my browser?” You have all probably seen it.  You open up Internet Explorer or Firefox, sometimes even Chrome, and you see a bunch of toolbars at the top of the screen. They take […]

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DivaBits 10-8-2013

Don’t Get Scammed! Hang up when Microsoft Calls If your phone rings, and it is someone claiming to be Microsoft, hang up.  Don’t even listen to them.  I am getting reports on a daily basis of clients being called by “Microsoft”, telling them that their computer has a virus.  They go on to state that […]

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