We’re Feeling Festive

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We love Christmas and all things Festive at Computer Troubleshooters, so when we found this little ‘re-worded’ Xmas song we just had to share it.

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year      tech-xmas-tree1

Computer Wonderland Singalong

Another “ping”,
Are you listenin’?
The puter screen,
Is a glistenin’.
With icons so bright,
They light up the night,
Welcome to the e-mail wonderland!

Gone away,
Are the hall talks.
Here to stay,
Is the IN-BOX.
Flagged “urgent, please read!”,
And “answer with speed!”.
Welcome to the e-mail wonderland!

In the morning e-mails start to add up.
No lunch today cause messages abound.
Just click away and hope the server stays up.
You can’t do your job if it goes down.

10 P.M.,
You’re not tired.
The caffeine,
Has got you wired.
The day’s not complete,
Till the last delete,
Welcome to the e-mail wonderland!

In the morning e-mails start to add up,
No lunch today cause messages abound.
Just click away and hope the server stays up.
You can’t do your job if it goes down.

Until you,
Are retired,
The same old grind,
It is required.
You’ll face unafraid,
That message parade.
Welcome to the e-mail wonderland

Cyber-Savy … The Basics

BE CYBER-SAVY .. The Basics

Protection of your data is imperative. Ensuring you backup your files and have a recovery plan in place for all your technology is something every user / company should have. Once it’s gone it’s gone.  Whether this is due to a virus or technology failure, if you don’t have a reliable backup system then it could be catastrophic.  Can you imagine how your business would continue if you lost all your data!

security-pic-webIt is becoming increasingly important to be extra vigilant against cyber-attacks.  Email scams and ‘special offers’ containing viruses are becoming progressively more ingenious in their deployment.  On a basic level if you’re not expecting information via email or the offer looks “to good to be true” then delete it. Or certainly do not open attachments before verifying with the sender.  Opening an infected email attachment is the most common way to get infected with a virus.

Malware – (Malicious Software); designed to disrupt computer systems, steal sensitive information, and gain unauthorized access to your computer.

Virus – A piece of code capable of copying itself and having a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the users system and destroying data. Some viruses can travel across networks!

This is why having Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus protection up-to-date at all times is essential to protecting you and your business.  Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Did you know that outdated security software can be as dangerous as having none at all !

Those who have expired security software fare little better than those with no security software whatsoever.  Having reputable anti-virus and anti-malware protection is critical in today’s war against the cyber criminals.   Microsoft carried out an intelligence report for the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2014, and they warn that Windows users are 5 ½ times more likely to become infected using expired security.

If you have security issues and need help to clarify and resolve these then give us a call 0161 798 4336. Let us put the systems in place to ensure you are protected.

Computer Troubleshooters (N Mcr) Ltd

December 2014