Do You Need Adobe Reader On A Mac ?

Apple computer owners – Do you need to install Adobe Reader for PDFs on your mac ? The short answer is no – use Preview on the mac to do this Preview is a great program and comes with Macs and saves you from the constant updating of another Adobe product Want to learn all about the features of Preview – checkout this article from iMore – How to use Preview on Mac

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5 Signs Your Computer Maybe Infected With Malware

Think you may have something wrong with your computer ? Here are 5 signs that your computer maybe infected with malware. 1.Pop-Up ads appearing on your computer. Advertisements , messages about discount offers, surveys, dating. Ads telling users that there is a problem with their computer system or their bank account information is expiring. These ads can have hidden spyware inside them and an infection may result in identity theft and financial loss. 2.New Programs You Know Nothing About Suddenly Appearing On Your Computer Suddenly you have unknown programs appearing when you boot up your computer?  Then it is probably a malware infection that was installed previously with some other software. These can appear when you install “free ” software a source of infections as to install the software that you want you will receive software that you do not want or have agreed to. 3.Your Antivirus Stops Working If… Read More

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Lets Talk About Speeding Up Your Computer

Complaining of a slow Windows computer here are 4 tips that should help speed it up. Install a solid state drive – they are far quicker than the mechanical drives – AllNeeds Computers can assist with the changeover  Stop everything loading at startup – for Windows 10 users learn about Task Manager – Windows 7 users – MSCONFIG – details here – Disable Startup programs  Take a good hard look at your antivirus as yes they can slow down the startup procedure Your desktop is not for installing gigabytes of information 

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In The Online World Your ID Is Important

Whether you have an Apple account for your Mac , iPad , iPhone or a Windows device or a Google account your ID to log in is important and something you should know , remember and manage when necessary. All of these require: An email address A password In some cases a recovery email address  A mobile phone number for 2 factor authentication – you really should do this they will not spam you If you decide for a reason to change your email address which is linked to any of the accounts above , you need to make the change to your IDs before you make the change to your regular email address as if things go wrong you may lose access to that account or have to jump through some hoops to get back in. Learn how to logon to these accounts and check your details. Android users… Read More

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A Five Step Start To Security For Windows Users

Looking to stay secure in Windows here are five steps to help Use Windows 10 – the secure version of Windows now and the best operating system they have produced Use Google Chrome – the best browser to use when it comes to security – Google are committed to helping you navigate the internet safely – remove any superfluous add-ons and check to make sure you do not have any Install Adblock – will aid in keeping you safe  – details of why you should use Adblock are HERE Use Windows Defender – third party antivirus products have been known to cause issues  Realise that it is your actions that count – STOP clicking the link in an bogus email , STOP browsing to unsafe websites – Think Before You Click

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RansomFree – A New Tool For Ransomware

““RANSOMWARE IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND BUT HARD TO BEAT. IT INFECTS THE MACHINE, ENCRYPTS ALL FILES AND THEN DEMANDS PAYMENT TO GET THE FILES BACK. RANSOMWARE WORKS SO WELL THAT MOST VARIANTS WILL EVEN REMOVE THEMSELVES WHEN THE DAMAGE IS DONE, KNOWING YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF EITHER PAYING THE RANSOMWARE AUTHOR TO GET YOUR FILES BACK, OR RISK LOSING THEM FOREVER.”” — — HTTPS://BLOG.MALWAREBYTES.ORG/NEWS/2016/01/INTRODUCING-THE-MALWAREBYTES-ANTI-RANSOMWARE-BETA/ RansomFree is a new piece of software that promises to keep you safe from Ransomware which many businesses and home owners still get after clicking a link in an email. The vast majority of antivirus solutions fail in protecting you from Ransomware. RansomFree will block suspicious activity. RansomFree will prompt you before your files are encrypted, asking you to allow it to stop the offending process and clean the threat from your machine. Please remember you still need an antivirus and do not click on… Read More

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