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 […]
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 […]
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.
Reddit, an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website (basically a group of numerous forums) created an online gift exchange in 2009. This gift exchange has gotten so large they created a separate website, redditgifts.com. The most famous online […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s a growing trend of extortion or blackmail emails going around, with the latest iteration focusing on porn. The basic principle is the same with this scam as all the previous extortion ones, they demand money in bitcoin (BTC). If you pay up they promise to not divulge a supposed masturbation video to your contact […]
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 […]
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 […]