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By Linda Lindquist, Keeping Your Computer Healthy As many of you know, I have been decluttering my home for the past two years. Although not yet done, I managed to create a presentable, decorated home for the Holiday Home Tours two years in a row. My worst clutter challenge has been paper and too much

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The good news is that your family have decided to visit during the holidays, including some of the grandkids and great grandkids! The bad news is that they will want to use your computer while they are here! The best news is that they bring their own devices and do not need to use yours!

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Six months after Microsoft ended support for Windows Vista Operating Systems (April 2017), third party software, such as browsers, no longer work well and are not being updated to work with Vista computers.  This leaves users in a quandary when trying to access secure financial websites like credit card and online banking sites from their

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FINDING AND REMOVING INFECTIONS “HELP! My computer is slow and has pop-ups.” I often hear that “My computer is getting old. It is running slow, just like me.” (From my senior citizen clients) My response is, “It is probably infected. 98% of the computers I service are. I can help you detect and remove the

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I deal with computer security, removing malware from many computers, on a daily basis, and installing security software that keep those computes healthy.  Read about the methods and software I use in my book “Keeping Your Computer Healthy”, being re-released this month in paperback format on Amazon.com.   During September, we were all concerned with

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You may miss the symptoms that your computer has been infected with malware. Listen to what I hear from my clients. See if you recognize any of these symptoms on your own computer. “HELP! My Computer is SO SLO-O-OW!” “HELP! I think I need a new computer, because this one acts so funny.” “HELP! I

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One of the most frequent call I get during the summer is about “no access to the internet“. Problem: With all of the rain, thunder and especially lightning in Southwest Florida, the power fluctuates and goes out temporarily a lot!  This can play havoc with your internet modem / router box.  Sometimes, the box gets stuck,

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Some takeaway highlights from the report: – Ransomware is on the rise – encrypting files and stealing login credentials (70% of malware in June was ransomware!) You may have hard about the global Wannacry outbreak that effected 150 countries in June 2017. – Your action is to BACKUP YOUR FILES – to be able to

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The question I am most often asked is:  “I only do basic things like e-mail and Facebook!  How does this malware get into my computer?”   While there are many ways that your computer can be breeched, these are the top six common ways: E-mail:  You receive a FW: _____ (forwarded) email from a friend,

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By Linda Lindquist, Certified Malware Removal Specialist, pccoach@live.com You would not let a stranger into your home.  Right? So why would you let a stranger into your computer? They call you on your phone! They pop up on your browser with scary reports and alarms that your computer needs help and you will lose all

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