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After Receiving 65,000 Complaints, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

  Technical Support Scammers – hang up on them. It’s probably happened to you, either at work or at home: A technical support scammer calls, frequently with a heavy foreign accent, says their “Steve from Microsoft” and they’ve seen a batch of problems (or virus, or malware) on your PC. This is always a scam. […]

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What is a browser?

Recently, Scott from Google went to Times Square and asked (on camera) random people, “What is a browser?” You can see the YouTube video here: http://youtu.be/o4MwTvtyrUQ The answer is that a web browser is a piece of software that displays web pages.  More accurately, it is a software program that displays HTML content, but that’s […]

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Don’t get CryptoLocker virus

There’s always a bad virus out here on the Internet.   Cryptolocker ransomware  is a particularly good example. Here’s the short-version of this post:   The anti-virus, anti-malware firm BitDefender has released a free tool to keep your computer from getting this specific bad infection. It can be downloaded from Softpedia at:  http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Bitdefender-Anti-CryptoLocker.shtml Here’s the long version […]

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Great Excel Conditional Formatting Post

Productivity Tips: Conditional Formatting in Excel Guest Blog from Sudhir Diddee Let’s assume you have a lot of data and you quickly want to see some values visually. The best tool to do this is conditional formatting. In regards to the table above, if you want to know the most expensive items vs. least expensive, […]

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Avoiding 5 Major Computer Disasters

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Business Owners Make With Their Computer Network That Cost Them Time, Money and Aggravation Want to avoid the most common and expensive computer problems most business owners experience? Then read on! We’ve compiled a list of 5 things you should be doing to save yourself a lot of time and money, […]

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Feds crack multi-million scareware ring

Some of you have experienced this misfortune of getting what we call “scare-ware” or rogueware. It is an unwanted piece of software that gets installed on your computer, without your permission (or knowledge, usually), that displays a authentic-looking screen on your computer that tells you you’re infected with hundreds of bad things, and then wants […]

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