The following is a reprint of a Technical Support Bulletin (TSB) from Comsift about an issue they noticed with a blocked, poorly-written, software update program effectively crippling a client’s network … and how to diagnose and resolve it. We are syndicating it on our blog, because Maverick Solutions recommends and has many clients who rely [...]
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ATTENTION WINDOWS NETWORK USERS It appears that in Microsoft’s Automated Update Service this week, Internet Explorer 8 was forced out as a priority update. For many recipients, it’ll simply be nice to have the latest version. However, we had refrained from deploying it for our clients who have domain-based networks, as there are bugs in its [...]
This article was written by Joseph Anthony, and was published in our September eNewsletter. Many people who use computers — whether it’s for their home or business — are moving toward a “paperless” office. Simply, they are tired and overwhelmed by scraps of paper, clunky old file folders, envelopes — and they want to reduce [...]
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all the rage nowadays. Rather than waste money traditionally advertising to people who probably have no immediate interest in your products or services, SEO allows businesses to present ads only to people who are more-likely on the verge of buying their goods or services right then. How can businesses get more free, organic listing impressions? This is what Search Engine Optimization (SEO) addresses, and the more sweat equity you’re willing to put in, the lower your cost of implementation will be. This article presents a few tips and tricks to get you started.
If you ever receive a call from someone claiming to be your alarm company’s central monitoring station, be careful about giving out your password. How can you know if it’s really them?
Virii are not data (like pictures or documents); they are programs – they do things. In order to install a program on your computer, you need a particular level of authority, and without it, you can’t install programs, good or bad. Once you have one, the IT “textbook answer” is to reformat the machine – it’s the only way you can be certain that the virus is removed. Once you repair or replace your computer, we recommend the #1 anti-virus strategy that no anti-virus company would ever share with you.
A dedicated enough burglar can break into any premises; your best defense is to discourage the burglar from selecting your home, and there are two ways to do that. First, make it difficult for the burglar to gain access, and second, make it appear to the burglar that it wouldn’t be profitable.
Now that you’ve identified what parts of your PC need to be upgraded, you need to decide how to deal with it. Some issues can be overcome by minor upgrades, but others aren’t worth the cost or trouble, and are an ideal opportunity to replace the PC.
Maybe now it’s finally time to upgrade your PC, but what should you upgrade? The whole system? Just some components? When faced with limited resources, we have to make decisions about the best ways to employ them. How can you tell what to do?
Besides hard drive data storage, there is another area in which computer performance may become degraded, appearing to be due to age: increasing demands on the processor and memory. This may be resolvable without upgrading your computer.