Having problem with viruses and malware infections on your computer? Enable your administrator account, create a new, complex password for it. Now add the username to the “Users” group and remove it from the “Administrators” group. This will stop 99% of the infections that happen via your web browser!
Remember that administrator password! You’ll need to log on as administrator from time to time to install new software!
Now download and run MalWareBytes software. Remember to update it first and do a FULL scan.
I’ve seen as many as 1,800 infections!
Need more detailed information, just ask.
Of course MUCCS can clean up your computer and set your user accounts to help protect your system.
Driving yourself crazy trying to find what I’m describing? Well you may be using the HOME edition of Windows XP or Windows 7. Try clicking Start > Control Panel > Users and make your changes there. This is available under the Professional and up versions of Win 7, however I recommend the method I described above.
It seems that most people these days are either going for the quick fix or just buying a new computer! I remember several years ago I had people coming to me to fix their slow or non-functional computers. Not a hardware failure (most cases) but malware and viruses.
I think the record was over 200 infections on one computer! I thought this might be an excellent way to make some extra cash so I started advertising. Turned out people would rather trash their perfectly good computer, buy a new one, infect it by not buying and maintaining their anti-virus, amongst other things, and re-infect it.
Shortly after giving up on helping people clean their computers and fix it so re-infections were less likely (using free software) I started seeing advertisements for software that people could pay $39.95 for and it would “FIX” their computer.
Sorry, it doesn’t work that easy. Actually I think I still see those commercials from time to time now. Malware and viruses are being generated all the time. Unless the software is updated often it’s not going to catch the bad programs and stop them. You need a human to look, test and see what is going on to really free your computer.
So many small to mid size businesses still use email addresses from other providers. gmail.com, swbell.net, yahoo.com, yes and even the dreaded aol.com. Many people hate using these services, not because they aren’t fine email vendors, and the price is free, but simply because it isn’t your company’s name as the domain.
Looks less than professional. There are services out there they can create your own company branded email, however with a few steps you can have your own domain, email accounts and website and your customers/clients wouldn’t be able to distinguish your small company from IBM’s at least from your Internet presents!
“But everyone already knows my email address!” Simple solution. You set up your email to forward to your new corporate branded email address. You adjust your new emails to have a reply address to your new email. When your business cards run out you simple have the NEW email address printed on them.
Now people can ALWAYS use the old email address and you’ll still get those messages!
There are many ways to solve a problem, and the better one’s are where the computer does the work for you.
This is just one of the services I can offer to you. Contact me to discuss how.
I started with computers in 1978! I’ve seen and done a lot. The days of having to travel to the computer have been replaced with the Internet and some very nifty (yes I said nifty) free software. I can connect to your computer, or network and help fix your problem.
I have worked in environments with thousands of users, responsible for the systems and network for 39 domestic locations. Now there’s always going to be something I don’t know, but what I’ve done time and time again is figure it out and get the work flowing again. The work must flow!
Of course you might not be “working” maybe you just want to get on Tumblr or get your Facebook fix. You’d be surprised just how simple the solution can be. If you’d like to understand what the problem and solution is I’ll be happy to explain it to you so you can fix it yourself next time.
My goal is to help you get back to where you want to be, computing, network, wise.
It doesn’t cost you anything to contact me and ask for help. I may be able give you a couple of things to try. You can ask your question right here on the site, or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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