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Why Do People Create Viruses?

You’d be right in thinking it’s hard to program a computer virus that can spread across the world in a flash – we’re talking days of constant desk-jockey nerd-work. So why do they bother? Well, it generally comes down to 3 reasons: Money, showing off their skill, or to simply being a jerk. While showing off or being a jerk…

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Why Your Windows Updates Are More Important Than Ever

In recent news, the ransomware WannaCry swept the world, knocking out computers in an instant. It hit businesses, government and police departments and of course the NHS hospitals in the UK. It was a mess! Affected users had all their files encrypted and couldn’t get them back unless they paid a ransom of around $300. This attack was particularly bad…

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Why Do Computers Slow Down Over Time?

Remember the awe you felt when you turned on your new computer and it loaded in a flash? Your computer was the envy of your friends and you weren’t afraid to bathe in that glory. Button on, ready to go, those were the days! After a year or two though, it doesn’t seem to be quite as zippy…no, you’re not…

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Dealing with Scams on Mac and Windows Computers

This article will cover steps you can take before calling for help, fake tech support messages/phone calls that affect Windows and Macs, and what to do if you spill liquid on your laptop.

Antivirus Shopping 101

If you’re like me, you have a Mac. But if you’re like 85% of people in the US, you have a PC (that is a computer that runs a Microsoft Windows operating system) and have to worry about antivirus and PC Security software. With so many security products on the market how do you pick the best one? Which is…

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