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Over the course of the year handle a lot of different issues. Here are things we saw more frequently. Knowing about these issues should prevent you from facing them in the future!

Fake Tech Support Scams – You browse the...


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Fake Tech Support Video by PC Computer Guy Demonstrating what they do.

Several times a week we get calls about a virus on the computer. The caller explains that it says the computer is going to blow up in a nuclear explosion if it isn’t fixed right away. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration,...


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Backing up your computer is critical. It’s not a question of IF your hard drive fails, but rather WHEN it...



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We recently had an email account hacked. It wasn’t because there was a security flaw in our system, or because we were a victim of phishing. It was because another third party website got hacked, which we used the same username/password combination. The hackers got the information from this other website, and used it to get into our...


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Within just a couple days I've had several clients that use Godaddy setup on IMAP with Outlook call about receiving UID error messages when attempting to delete, respond to, or move messages. So if you've found this page - you're not alone. 

Unfortunately - getting Godaddy to respond to something, let-alone take responsibility for something not working properly can take an act of God.

I recommended these clients bail on Godaddy and...


Ditch Godaddy

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PC Matic Reviews from Amazon

Lately I've seen as many "PC Matic" commercials as I have "My Pillow" commercials. I find this interesting as many years ago when this product came out, several customers tried it with bad results. The commercials tout how it's amazing, the best anti-virus ever and so much more. This got me curious as to if they've actually improved the product. So I...



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Video Demo at bottom

Search Windows for files and settings

One of the most under used features is the Windows Searching feature. So many people don’t even realize it’s there, which is surprising since it’s been there since Windows Vista! This great unknown...


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Help make the world a better place with Amazon Smile!

Amazon smile is a service of Amazon that donates .5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice. It does not change the price at all of your products and is easy to use. The donation comes out of Amazon’s pocket, not yours. So if you shop on Amazon, why not use “Smile”?

All you have to do is go to http://smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. It’s that easy.

You will see an...


Amazon Smile

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What is a NAS Drive?

NAS stands for “Network Attached Storage”. Typically we think of external storage in terms of flash drives and USB hard drives. The basic NAS is the same in concept, except it attaches to your network (i.e. your...


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What is the CPU?

The CPU is the “brain” of the computer. (See here for other parts of the computer) It does the thinking, the “processing” of information and is one of the 3 critical components that...


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