About Kirk

Working with computers since the Commodore 64. He has been working with technology support ever since his mother asked for help on the computer in the early 80's. Holding three college degrees places him far and above most in this field. Able to articulate difficult solutions so the average user can understand them, Kirk is a great fit for your technology consultant needs. Call 315-676-9096 for an appointment today.

August 2022

Let’s Go Phishing

By |2022-08-03T01:25:14-04:00August 3rd, 2022|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

Have you received emails asking to verify an order for a product that you never placed? How about an email asking you to contact your bank to discuss charges or activity that you never created? These types of emails are called phishing (pronounced “fishing”), because the criminals are fishing for your information. The type of information they’re […]

July 2022

Spectrum Cable Modem and DOCSIS

By |2022-07-28T16:30:44-04:00July 27th, 2022|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

Let’s face it, if you live in the area I service most, you have Spectrum as your internet service provider. If your cable modem (a device used to connect you to the internet) was provided by Spectrum then you needn’t read on. Thanks for stopping by!

For those of you who like to own your own […]

February 2020

Laptop power button repair

By |2020-02-24T23:18:28-05:00February 24th, 2020|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

Here’s what looks like a cobbled together mess, but what was done was an inexpensive repair to save a $600 laptop. This laptop had some nasty damage on the side that took out the power button. The original button

was lost and replacement parts weren’t available.New laptop power button

December 2019

October 2019

KB4517389 Causes Critical Error, Fails to Boot

By |2019-10-09T21:47:33-04:00October 9th, 2019|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

Microsoft does it again. KB4517389 was released on October 8, 2019 and it’s causing more problems than it is supposed to fix. It’s causing critical errors for some, breaking the start menu (again) for others, and for even luckier users it’s breaking Windows 10 altogether. As for me I’m in the luckiest group where Windows […]

July 2019

Refurbished Laptops Available

By |2019-10-02T13:03:54-04:00July 24th, 2019|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

These laptops have been completely refurbished, upgraded and some even have solid state drives! A solid state drive will make a system behave as if it were running on steroids! No moving parts for all your data means that programs run significantly faster while your laptop battery lasts longer. A few of these systems even […]

May 2019

Don’t Become a Victim of Ransomware

By |2019-05-20T22:48:10-04:00May 20th, 2019|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

ransomware message on screen ransomware screen sample

Last year the city of Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack. The city’s computer systems were infected and encrypted. The hackers demanded $50,000 in bitcoin. Since the beginning of the year five industrial and manufacturing companies were also infected […]

November 2018

October 2018

Malware Loads Before Windows

By |2018-10-29T15:57:51-04:00October 29th, 2018|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

 

malware keyboard

New PC malware is so invasive, it loads before Windows. This makes things quite a bit more dangerous for those running any version of Microsoft Windows.

Even if your system is displaying no virus infection warnings, it could still be infected. This is called a rootkit or […]

August 2018

Fake Programs

By |2018-08-17T13:38:55-04:00August 17th, 2018|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

For several years there has been the threat of fake programs out on the internet that are masqueraded as legitimate software. With more money to be made however, the proliferance of such software has risen dramatically. Recently someone brought in a system that was infected with a program called Advanced Password Manager, an illegitimate password […]

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