Now that you’re overweight from Thanksgiving, let us know if your computer needs to shed a few viruses. http://www.diskman.com
Ah, Thanksgiving. For many of us, this is the time extended families get together and catch up on old times. After stuffing ourselves silly, we find ourselves crashing out during the game, put to sleep by the turkey and way too much pumpkin pie.
Just in time for Thanksgiving we’d like to highlight yet another annoying virus that’s been going around. A few weeks ago we noticed people started coming in because they could not use their Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers. Well, it turns out this is not a software bug, but rather an annoying virus that prevents you from opening your browser. There are lots of viruses out there, some are playful and silly, some more serious like the one we just described. And from time to time, a downright nasty virus will pop up and destroy files.
If you notice anything strange or suspicious with how your computer is working during the holiday weekend, don’t wait for things to get worse. Come in so we can see what is going on. By the way, if you do stop by, we are happy to accept your tasty Thanksgiving leftovers.
Next time you get an oil change, get a quick computer checkup at Phoenix as well. [www.diskman.com]
Have you ever eaten way too much pizza? How about a super-sized order of fries instead of a regular, followed by a large milkshake with whipped cream? Sure they tasted great, but after a few minutes you feel sluggish, struggling to do simple tasks like, say, walk back to your car.
Computers can have similar problems if you lard too much stuff on them, and computer experts recommend you trim some of the fat from your computer as well. Dan Ackerman, senior editor at www.cnet.com says “Proper PC maintenance and tuneup is essential. If you owned a car you wouldn’t go two to three years without maintaining it.”
While maintaining your car (or your health!) can be expensive, the same is not true of your computer. In fact, Phoenix Technology can help your computer trim its fat for just $65! Imagine how much more you can get done with a more limber PC.
So give us a call or stop by with your computer. We can speed up your PC for you. And maybe we’ll join you in the gym afterward.
Flash drives, otherwise known as thumb drives, are amazing little things. Not long ago, people had to store or backup their data on DVDs, which required the purchase of a separate DVD burner. Alternatively, people could buy ZIP drives which held a lot of data – at least, a lot of data for the time.
As hard drive technology got smaller and more affordable, thumb drives became commonplace. Where such small storage devices used to be quite expensive, these days companies are giving them away as promotional items!
The thing is, thumb drives can be victims of their own success! Imagine forgetting to take your thumb drive out of your pants before running the washing machine and you can begin to understand some of the challenges associated with making technology so small.
In other words, Phoenix Technology is your IT partner in preventing problems and solving problems that come your way. Call us today to discuss how we can help you.
Microsoft just released its biggest patch ever. Update your PC right away.
Urgent: Update Windows Immediately
Microsoft recently released a major patch update for Windows, which means you need to update your computer immediately. This is the biggest update Microsoft has ever issued, addressing a record 49 flaws in its programming. According to their website, “An attacker who successfully exploited [the Windows] vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user.”
Most computers are preset to automatically fix security flaws on their computers. For those who wish to do so manually, installing the fix is quite easy. Simply Click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
Sadly, Microsoft releases patches on a regular basis because of the vulnerabilities within Windows. In fact, their updates are so regular (the second Tuesday of every month) that techies call it Patch Tuesday. The problem is, once the new patch is implemented, hackers then analyze the new code and exploit those patches the very next day, hatching the term “exploit Wednesday.”
We live in a difficult and complicated world online. Please surf safely and watch out for anything abnormal from your computer.