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… 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… 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… Read More

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Adware On Your Computer – Website Ownership – Crap App Of The Week

Do You Own Your Website Make sure you are the owner of your website. Check on :Who Is  What Is Adware ? Adware is unwanted software that uses undesirable methods to get installed on your computer, and then changes the behavior of your web browser , whether it is Internet Explorer , Firefox , Google Chrome or Safari Adware will put 3rd party ads into web pages, cause pop-up windows or tabs to open to advertising sites and alter your home page and or search engine. Adware may sound like malware but there are big differences. Adware has not been documented to involve keylogging, back doors or any other such malicious activities just unwanted advertising. That is why most anti-virus software does not detect most adware. Where did it come from? From an installer for some app you downloaded from ” certain sites” This may be a site like Download.com or Softonic, or a site offering streaming of “free” videos,… Read More

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Router Issues – Security – Internet Connection Problems

If you cannot connect to the Internet and you have an ADSL connection it can be the modem – they do not last forever. Some modems are a security risk which can transmit your data without you knowing. Click this link to the right to test the security of your router: TEST YOUR ROUTER. Look at the lights on the modem , there is an ADSL light on there ( Phone Symbol ) , no light , no phone line , no internet Know your login to the internet which comes from your isp and your password as you may have to logon to the router. Be aware that most ISPs other than Telstra will not be able to test your phone line and this can take up to 48 hours Make sure you have security on your modem for wifi – Routers And Security Change the login for your… Read More

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Contacting Your ISP – Make Sure Your Details Are Up To Date

When you sign up with an internet service provider you need to make sure that the account has the appropriate contacts on it.If it is done through a business make sure that say a receptionist or someone appropriate is also put down as a contact.Home owners should make sure that both husband and wife and in some cases their children ( if older ) are put down. The reason is that if there is a fault with the internet ISPs will only talk to the designated people listed and if they have to report a fault then they will only do that after getting authority from a listed customer or contact on the account.

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