Should You Use An Adblocker To Prevent Infections on Your Computer

  Are you constantly looking at ads when browsing the internet? Have you had malware infections and you had no idea where they came from ? Well maybe you need an adblocker. What is an Adblocker ? An adblocker is technology that will block ads in your internet browser before they are loaded. Why should I install an Adblocker ? I think from a security point of view an adblocker is becoming a must as just by browsing the internet you can be subject to malvertising “Spreading malicious software, or malware, via online advertising networks is commonly referred to as “malvertising,” and, according to Cyphort, is seen by cybercriminals as being particularly effective because compromised ads are visually indistinguishable from safe ads.”— http://motherboard.vice.com/read/another-reason-to-use-an-ad-blocker-malvertising-has-tripled-this-year This means that just by going to a webpage you can ” pick up ” malware from the ads on the page. The adblocker can stop this occurring which is especially useful when you look at sites such as Gumtree which recently served up malware to visitors to their site. Top Australian Classifieds Site Serves Malware In Malvertising Attack Even Edward Snowden believes people should use an adblocker. “Everybody should be running adblock software, if only from… Read More

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Google Chrome Not Running As It Should – Try The Chrome Cleanup Tool

So you have been using Google Chrome for a while and suddenly it is not working the way it used to. You can reset it but you could also use the Chrome Cleanup Tool The Chrome Cleanup Tool will: “Scan and remove software that may cause problems with Chrome, such as crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, unexpected ads you can’t get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience” The Chrome Cleanup tool can be downloaded from this link : Chrome Cleanup Tool

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Keep Your Internet Browser Updated

Your internet browser needs to be kept updated no matter which one you use. Edge and Internet Explorer which is part of Windows 10 will be kept up to date through Windows update. Internet Explorer in Windows 7 will also be kept up to date through Windows Update. Another reason why you need to do Windows updates. If Windows update is not working you need to address that. If you are using Google Chrome here are instructions to update , even though updates to Chrome should be automatic but if you have not rebooted your computer in a while , they may have stopped. Google Chrome update instructions If you are using Firefox here are the instructions Firefox update instructions

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Questions I Am Asked About the NBN

Will switching to the NBN be quicker than my current connection ? In the majority of cases , depending on the plan you choose and the provider yes. One thing that will definitely improve is the upload speed. How do I know when the NBN is coming to my suburb ? You will be letter-boxed and representatives will knock on your door or go to the NBN website to get the date. What happens to my phone line and phone number ? To be sure you keep your phone number, ask your service provider to confirm that they will keep your phone number when you transfer your service over to the nbn™ network. However with some providers they are under no obligation to do this. What happens during a power failure ? You will lose your phone line and internet access so consider a UPS which may help for a while until the power comes back on. – NBN advice on power outages Which plan should I choose ? Not the cheapest or the slowest as you may notice little difference from your current setup and remember not all telcos are created equal. I would avoid the 12/1 mbps plan which… Read More

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Internet issues – How Old Is Your Modem / Router

If you have internet connection issues constantly and are turning your modem/router off constantly ( even once a week ) to get a connection back , I may have a solution for you. It maybe time for a new one. Yes you should check with your ISP if the line is ok but having to turn it on and off all the time could be a sign you need a new one. I should also say that the average life of a modem/router appears to be about 2 years and remember these are just ” dumb ” computers. You should also check for any updates to these by logging in and checking for any updates

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A Telstra Fix For Non – Connecting Modems That May Restore Your Connection

If you are of the people that are having issues with connecting to the internet here is a step by step guide supplied by Telstra that will hopefully get you back online. Some points to note : However : when you have done the following REMEMBER :it can take up to 20 minutes for the fix to work ( BE PATIENT ) If your modem is 2 – 3 years old you maybe better off buying another modem , as the fix may not work with some older modems. I have spoken to a couple of customers and THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET YOU BACK ONLINE IS TO BUY A NEW MODEM OR WAIT FOR ONE TO BE DELIVERED. If you need a new modem as the reset has not worked go into a telstra store and fill out the form and one will be sent to you. You may have to wait up to an hour to get through to the call centre – be patient  Step-by-step guide to reconnecting Telstra TG587, TG797, TG799 modem started by  Yannick yesterday If you have a TG587, TG797, TG799 modem that has not reconnected to the network after a restart, please follow these following… Read More

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