Do You Know Your Email Settings ?

If you have ever had to configure an email account after reinstalling or when something goes wrong , do you know your settings to streamline the process.

I hate to say this – but most people do not.

Email settings from providers can and do change sometimes. 

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Internet Safety Rules For Your Children & Some That Adults Need To Learn

  The graphic below emphasises some great tips that children and adults should be following : Don’t post something you will later regret Protect your online privacy Don’t fall for email phishing scams Talk about and deal with cyber bullying Behave online Have different passwords for different accounts Don’t download in app purchases unwittingly Avoid the worst places on the web Don’t become obsessed with the internet Avoid sharing personal information online 10 Internet Commandments for Kids Going Online [Infographic] by the team at Pumpic.

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10 Things That People Call The Adelaide Techguy For

Looking for computer repairs in Adelaide ? Well I visit home owners , small business , consult to large business , offer training , give presentations and go on radio and tv to discuss various tech issues and news and give an opinion. The following are 10 subjects that people call me for : Computer repairs Slow computer Email Issues Windows training & issues Apple Issues & training Internet Connection Issues Virus – Malware – Pop Ups Smartphone / Tablet Training Security issues Organise your new computer & setup your new computer And yes let me repeat : I visit home owners , small business , consult to large business and you can hear me on Adelaide radio and if you would like to see me then you can find my Details Here or just call 0419829145

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What Is Malvertising ?

Love this graphic that explains Malvertising from Malwarebytes So what is Malvertising ? Stands for Malicious advertising that infects your computer with malware and in many cases popup ads that will not go away. So how do you get it .You visit a website – the threats lie in the ads and these ads ( selected ones ) are designed to infect peoples computers So how do you protect yourself – your computer from Malvertising. An Adblocker combined with an effective antivirus solution will help combat this currently.

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Stop Downloading The Mystery Solution To Fix Your Computer

Many people over the years would have looked for a program on the internet that will ” hopefully ‘ fix the issues on their computers. These programs maybe something like: Speed up my browsing Speed up my pc Registry Cleaners Clean up my browser Cookie Cleaner – internet not the biscuit These programs will promise the world but will not deliver and your computer is FAR BETTER OFF by getting rid of these programs. Many of these programs will also bring in malware when installed. If you have an issue these programs will not help and for those that tried to install Windows 10 but did not succeed , in many cases it was because one or more of these programs were installed. Windows or Apple it does not matter as many on the Apple side tried Mackeeper which should not be downloaded.

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Do You Know Your Email Settings ?

If you have ever had to configure an email account after reinstalling or when something goes wrong , do you know your settings to streamline the process. hate to say this but most people do not. Email settings from providers can and do change sometimes as with Telstra at the moment who are transitioning people over to a new platform

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Where Should I Put My WiFi Router For The Best WiFi ?

WiFi Router placement is critical to a good wifi signal being transmitted throughout your home. Place the router in a central location , this may mean moving your phone line as well. When it is in the centre of a home the range will increase. Avoid surrounding it with metal objects. The kitchen with microwave ovens and metal fridges is not the best place. Have you noticed the Internet slowing down when you heat something up in the microwave. Microwaves operate around the same frequency as wireless routers. Avoid Concrete Or Brick Walls Surrounding the router with concrete or brick on a couple sides won’t help your signal reach the furthest corners of your home. Put It Up High WiFi routers emit radio waves, which spread out and down from their source. Mounting the router to a wall or setting it on a high shelf can give you a better signal,… Read More

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The Correct Way To Uninstall Your Antivirus Software

So you have decided to change antivirus software on your computer or get rid of that awful trial version , here is what you should do. Remember you need to make sure you thoroughly remove your current anti virus on your computer. Your anti-virus solution can be uninstalled from the Programs section in your Control Panel however some remnants may remain so you should go to the manufacturers site and look for a removal tool which will remove all remnants of the software and that you should be aware that some antivirus solutions will not let you uninstall them now unless you use the removal tool. I have included some links below for popular anti virus solutions. Norton Removal Tool McAfee Removal Tool Kaspersky Removal Tool AVG Removal Tool Trend Removal Tool Avast Removal Tool Avira Removal Tool After removal reboot and proceed to install your new anti-virus solution.

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