Thoughts On Antivirus Software – Think Before You Click

The first question I hear from people is ” Which Antivirus Should I Use “ So let me state software is not the only solution because people still need to engage the area between their ears before clicking or tapping on their devices. Think before you click  When we combine the two elements of thinking about what we are doing and software this can make for a marked improvement in device security. There is no one solution that fixes and protects all. I protect and use all of my Windows 10 devices with Defender and before that Security Essentials so between that and some good common-sense computing habits , such as using Google Chrome with an Adblocker , I have been well protected.

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Internet Explorer End Of Life & Windows 8 End Of Life News

If you are running Internet Explorer 8 , 9 or 10 Microsoft will not support these after the 12th Jan and you need to make the move to Internet Explorer 11. However if you are running Windows Vista you will get support however remember Windows Vista end of life support is April 2017 , that means there will be no more updates. Even though you may have Internet Explorer and it is an integral part of Windows you should be using Google Chrome as your browser of choice. Windows 8 – End Of Life If you are still on Windows 8 not 8.1 you need to upgrade to 8.1 through the Windows Store for Windows 8 users as Microsoft will no longer supply updates to Windows 8 so you will be vulnerable as Windows XP users are. You really should just make the move to Windows 10 if you are… Read More

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Apple Computers & Surfing The Internet Issues

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Make The Switch To Google Chrome – Now Even Faster

Whether you are on a Windows computer or a Mac , Google Chrome has always been my browser of choice and now even more so. Google Chrome has had a “spring-clean”, making it faster and more efficient. The browser,has been updated to make pages load faster and scrolling smoother to save memory and power. One example is that, tabs are automatically restored from most viewed to least recently viewed, if you were to quit unexpectedly. If your computer is running low on resources, Chrome will stop restoring the rest of your tabs to save you memory. The other, more memory-saving technique is that Chrome can now detect when a webpage isn’t busy being used, and use the free time to clean up old, unused memory. To save power, Chrome will auto-pause Flash content that isn’t central to the webpage. According to the Google team, tests showed a saving of up… Read More

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Google Chrome – Another Feature Added To Help With Malware Prevention

Users of Google Chrome will start to see a red warning page when they are about to access a page on the internet that they think contains malware. Google – More Visible Protection Against Unwanted Software While people still need Internet Explorer which is an integral part of how Windows works , Google Chrome is a superior browser that can be easily reset if things to go wrong such as change in home page , pop ups appearing. How To Reset Google Chrome 

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Internet Browsers Not Working As They Should – Here Are Some Suggestions

Occasionally you will have issues with browsers where errors will appear when you are browsing or you just cannot connect to the internet through a network issue. Lets look at some solutions.  Are The Browsers Updated ? Are you running the latest version of the browsers ? Internet Explorer will update through Windows Update but Google Chrome and Firefox will require you to check through the menu  How to update Firefox Google Chrome – go to About Google Chrome in the menu bar and it will check for you Reset The Browsers Reset the browsers to their default states Are You Infected With Malware ? Scan and check – try the ESET Online Scanner  Problems With Add-Ons / Extensions Delete the extensions you have installed and if you really want to put them back add them in one at a time. Windows Updates Does windows update work ? Reset Network… Read More

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Adelaide Techguy On Radio – W/C 22nd Sept – Updated

iPhones & Microwaves Do Not Mix Don’t fall for the iOS 8 scam that gets you to put your iPhone in the microwave  Details here  Get Your Photos From An iPhone Or Android Device Onto Your Computer    Android You will need the following piece of software installed Android file transfer Then just hook your device up and browse for your photos and videos Windows  Go to Control panel and there is setting called Autoplay Go to the bottom and you will see your iPhone there and what actions need to happen when you want to import photos and videos.This should be changed to import photos via windows  Google ChromeThe safest browser now has a tool to remove malware if you become infected through add ons or browser extensionsChrome Software Removal Tool  This is similar to the tool for Internet Explorer and Windows, the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool that many… Read More

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Adelaide Techguy On Radio w/c 16th Sept

iPhone 6 and 6 PlusLooking for an iPhone this Friday , you will have to queue and be early Online orders have slipped to 3 – 4 weeks Base your search around the city – I will be at the Telstra Store – Rundle Mall  Pre orders with Apple have set a record at 4 million in 24 hours  Apple sold as many iPhone 6 pre-orders in 24 hours as Microsoft/Nokia sold Lumia handsets in any two months of 2014. Some tips for Fridays changeover – back up your old phone  through iCloud or through iTunes on your computer. The U2 ControversyApple gave all iTunes users a free U2 album last week now there has been such an outcry they have released a way for you to get rid of the albumRemove iTunes Gift Album Peoples iTunes purchases are always available for download , even if you were to lose your device… Read More

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Adelaide Techguy Radio Notes For 19th Aug – Updated

Google is Helping You Avoid Malware  Google Chrome is updating a setting that will tell you if you are about to download malware to your computer  Google Phising And Malware Alerts Internet Explorer News Internet Explorer in Windows 8 will now stop suspect Java pages running when you have forgotten to keep java up to date. Microsoft To Block Outdated Java  Adobe News Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash there are new versions as another security issue has been discovered. You need to keep them updated which can be done via the software or by downloading a new version from the Adobe website. Details Of The Adobe Issue  Adobe Reader Download Link Adobe Flash Download Link Microsoft Office 365 I briefly talked about Microsoft Office 365 last week on radio and had listeners enquire about more details.$119 for 5 licenses for computers as against $400 plus for one license You also get… Read More

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