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Safe Web Browsing Myths

Safe Web Browsing Myths

More often than not, if you are reading articles from this site, you consider yourself a savvy computer user.  Though many of us think that we are using the internet in a safe way, we are actually vulnerable to malware or viruses.  The problem I often run into, is that people think getting infected is about going to seedy internet sites or [...]

Windows Security Best Practices

Windows Security Best Practices

In todays age, you can not be too secure when it comes to your network it's better to be safe than sorry.  In the current economy I've seen many companies consolidate jobs and add new burden to already over-burdened admins.  One of the places where this will hurt companies is the network security departments. I've learned many security faux [...]

Q&A Monday: Hide Accounts from XP Welcome Screen

Q&A Monday:  Hide Accounts from XP Welcome Screen

Question: I am currently setting up a couple of computers for a small business and not in a domain, and they prefer the Windows XP Welcome menu to log on to the computer.  I have set up an Administrator account and would like that account to be hidden from the welcome screen. Adam E. Jones Dallas, TX   Answer: To [...]

No Virus/Maleware and Computers Slow

No Virus/Maleware and Computers Slow

    A lot of complaints I generally hear about people's computers is that they have slowed down.  Usually most tech will look towards one thing that is the most likely cause...spyware/virus (or whatever you personally call it).  Though after ruling that out, what might be some other explanations for the slowness?     I want to focus on [...]

Q&A Monday: Domain Auto-Logon

Q&A Monday:  Domain Auto-Logon

Question: We are currently building a test lab, in which we can test proposed changes to the network, and have a test domain in place.  We have a domain controller and a handful of workstations to test the changes out on.  The problem is, that every time we power on the domain we need to log in all the workstations, and that can be a [...]

Q&A Monday: How often to replace a buisness Mac

Q&A Monday: How often to replace a buisness Mac

Question: Hey Jim, I am a small business owner and I am constantly struggling with how often do I replace the Apple computers in my office.  I do have some PC's in the office which I lease on a 3 year cycle, but I'm not sure if I should replace the Apple's as often as I do the PC's.  Is there a standard rule for replacing Apple computers in [...]

How to Become a Better Manager

On a couple of different occasions I’ve mentioned that when I first became a manager, there was a learning curve that I needed to master, before becoming somewhat efficient at at.  I’ve decided to give some more key pointers that help you become a better manager 1: Go to other’s offices for meetings When you have your own office you [...]

Software Update: Adobe Flash and Air Update

Software Update: Adobe Flash and Air Update

    Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1.82.76 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. This vulnerability also affects Adobe Air 2.0.2.12310 and earlier versions. Links for More Information: [...]

Q&A Monday: USB Printer in DOS

Q&A Monday:  USB Printer in DOS

Question: I currently have a legacy software at my current job that runs in DOS and have printed to a printer that was connected via parallel cable.  Recently that printer has bit the dust and I bought a new USB printer to replace it, but now the program wont print, but the printer works in Windows, please help. Answer: This is a common [...]

Effectively Erasing Files

Effectively Erasing Files

Thinking about getting rid of a computer can actually be a lot more complicated that initially thought.  Many people remember to get their files off and delete any important information from the drive and think that's the end of it.  It's not just individuals, companies can also fall into this trap.  Just selecting delete does not mean that the [...]

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