Tag: fixes

Crapware

Crapware: Why manufacturers install it, what you can do about it, and why it’s not going to go away   Based on an article by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes  http://www.zdnet.com/ Crapware, also know as “bloatware” or “junkware,” are apps that hardware companies install onto their devices on top of the operating system (OS).  It’s a bunch of free trials and…

Phishing Alert: Watch Out For This!

I thought you should know about this right away. After seeing my Techie Tip about phishing on Saturday, my daughter sent the following email about a phishing problem with Anthem Insurance.  Even if you don’t have Anthem Insurance, this will reinforce what I said about “phishing. ” Heh Mom, Did you know about this? Last week,…

Passwords Can Be Simple and Safe

Passwords Can Be Simple and Safe I know you hate having to use so many passwords.  It’s a big pain to keep track of them.  You might even be using the same password for multiple sites and allowing your web browser to save them so you don’t have to login every time. A recent article by…

Critical Safety Tips

I learned some Important tips this week from my friend and technical specialist, Dominique Fruchtman of Desert Cow Computers.  She is the one I refer for cleaning up the mess when clients get those nasty viruses. First, be aware that delivery services like UPS and Fed Ex will not send you emails saying there is a package…