Java – If You Do Not Use It Get Rid Of It

Many people have Java on their computers and will receive the reminders to update it on a regular basis which you should do. However many people do not need it and will never miss it if you uninstall it. Java has been used by some financial institutions including the ATO so if you submit your BAS online from your computer you will be stuck with it. It is also used with some online games. For everyone else go to programs in your control panel and uninstall it as outdated Java installs can lead to your computer becoming infected.

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5 Things You Should Ensure You Do For A Better Computing Experience

One Do your Windows Updates , yes i know you have automatic turned on but you need to check for  the optional ones on a regular basis.  You can find Windows Update in the Control Panel of all Windows operating systems Two Update your software , Adobe Reader / Adobe Flash and if you use Java , that to. In fact if you can get away with not running Java , uninstall it. Three Stop installing drive – by software  , if you are installing a new version of Adobe you don’t need the McAfee Security Scanner , take the tick out and just install Adobe. Four Stop installing toolbars that may enhance your browsing experience , they won’t , and most will install malware in the background   Five Do not install any program that promises to speed up your pc , speed up your internet , clean up your pc  . They… Read More

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Don’t Click On Ads Like These When Browsing The Internet

People still click on ads promising them miracle results for their computers if they click on the ad and then download the product advertised or click on the link where the ad claims there  is an issue with your computer and download and run the software. Stop doing this! There is no miracle solution! Stop Clicking the ads ! So what do you do ? Do your Windows updates – Automatic and Optional  Update your software – Adobe ( Reader & Flash ) & Java – Microsoft Office  Stop believing ads about bogus software.  

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10 Step Guide To Stopping Malware / Virus Infection

So on a Windows computer how do you stop being infected and make it a good experience  Keep your operating system up to date, Windows updates do not happen by themselves , you need to check – if you are running Windows XP , good luck as it is not supported by Microsoft anymore  Windows optional updates are sometimes not optional , check and install them Keep Java up to date ( if you have it ) , Java updates will remind you , do not ignore them  Keep your Adobe Reader up to date, Adobe updates may not happen by themselves , you need to check Keep your Adobe Flash up to date, Adobe updates may not happen by themselves , you need to check Do not click links in emails, if you don’t think it was meant for you it probably wasn’t Don’t click ads in browsers and… Read More

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What Did I Talk About w/c 21st April On 891 Drive – Updated

Listen To The Audio From 891 Drive Facebook Facebook are rolling out a ” nearby friends ” feature which is currently only available in the US , will show you when your friends are close by. Once you turn it on Facebook will go through a 4 page explanation on the app , what it does , how it works and how you can also turn this off in settings. More details can be found here People should be aware that Apple have a similar feature in Find My Friends and Google do track you by default unless you turn it off with Google Location History Windows Accounts It is far safer to run as a limited user on your Windows or for that matter your Apple computer not as an Administrator. This means that when software is installed it will require an administrator password  So how do you do… Read More

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So You’re Not Making The Move From Windows XP – What Should You Do ?

Windows XP – Don’t want to move on – What can you do ? There are 8 days to go to the end of support for Windows XP So you don’t want to upgrade or cant afford to upgrade , what can you do ? Here are my suggestions. Make sure your computer is “ clean as a whistle “ – no infections on the computer or through the browser. If you are not sure you should get some help. Make sure all updates to April 8th are done and installed  Now here is what you need to do. Stop using Internet Explorer Use Google Chrome or Firefox with no add ons or extensions  Uninstall Adobe Flash , Adobe Reader , Java  Move your emails to online , Gmail / Outlook.com  Use an antivirus product – my preference is eset.com.au Stop running as an administrator – run as a limited… Read More

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Lets Keep Java Updated Guide

Java , if installed on your Windows computer needs to be updated when the update reminds you , as out of date Java is a security hazard and can lead to malware / virus infections on your computer.  Here is a step by step guide with images to help you , make sure you work your way right through the process.  First :go to your control panel and look for Java   Open the update tab Click update now   Now wait for a while ( depends on your internet connection ) for the following to appear  , then click install Now the Java setup welcome will appear  , press install On the next screen it will have either what you see or the Ask Toolbar – remove the ticks and press next   If you left the Java Control Panel open just close it down   The install will… Read More

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10 Steps To Preventing A Virus / Malware Infection

10 Steps For A Virus Free Computer How much time and money have you spent in having your computer repaired be- cause you have become infected with viruses and malware ? Infection from virus’s , malware can be avoided if you follow some simple BEHAVIORAL rules. Remember if you get infected it is your fault not your computer’s. The first point to remember is that running antivirus software will not prevent you getting a virus. Antivirus software is there in the hope that once you have a virus on your computer it will be able to remove it. Here are 10 points to follow that should mean an infection free computer NUMBER 1 Update your operating system regularly. Turn on Automatic Updates on Windows and apply all critical updates immediately. Check optional updates on a regular basis , they can in some cases trigger off critical updates. NUMBER 2 Update… Read More

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