Congratulations! You Now Recognize How to Avoid Scammers and Malware

If you’ve been following along with the free handout and the follow-on tips, you now know how to recognize and avoid scammers and malware, how to detect if you have malicious software on your computer, and even how to recover from some of the consequences of malware and scammers.  You also now know that a

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How to Release a Frozen Computer

The cool thing about learning how to fix a frozen browser or stop the scammers from sounding sirens constantly is that you get to be in control – YOU get to outwit the scammers.  Doesn’t that feel good! And… I’ve done it lots of different ways. And there is always that thing about knowing what

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How can you tell if your computer has malware?

Have you ever wondered why your computer is running so much slower that it used to?  Do you know how to speed it up?  Do you confidently say, YES!  Or, do you painfully admit that you’re still working on it? Malware is the #1 reason for slow computers!  If you want to know if malicious

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NEXT STEPS TO SAFER COMPUTING

Over the next 30 days in this series, you’ll be safer from scammers and malware that want to steal your identity and money,  and I want to help you.  Are you ready to get started? When I started helping senior citizens with their computer problems, I was shocked to find that 98% of their computers

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7 EASY WAYS TO RECOGNIZE SCAMMERS AND MALWARE

In honor of Cyber Security Awareness month, here are a few tips to make you more aware of how scammers appeal to your emotions of fear or greed to get you to do what they want. Recognize them to avoid malware and having your identity or money stolen! 1. Microsoft Calling? You receive telephone calls

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Take Computer Literacy Training Classes

I hope you have enjoyed the simple instructions to make your computer easier to use. I look for things that will bring value to you, my clients. Many of you have self-described yourself as “computer illiterate”. You struggle with how to get the volume of messages in your e-mail inbox under control. You want to

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Back Up Your Personal Files

WHY: You may lose all your personal files (documents, pictures, music, videos, downloads, desktop), if: Your computer hardware breaks down, or your hard drive crashes. Scammers infect your files with encrypted ransomware, demanding a fee to unlock your files.  SOLUTION: Create a duplicate, backup copy of your personal files – somewhere other than on

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Learn about phishing, scams, ransomware and how to protect yourself and your computer from hackers and cyber-criminals.

Learn about phishing, scams, ransomware and how to protect yourself and your computer from hackers and cyber-criminals.