Tag: computer

Stay Safe Online – Bogus Facebook Adverts, Scam Text Messages and Investment Scams

Stay Safe Online – Bogus Facebook Adverts, Scam Text Messages and Investment Scams

If your computer is going slow, bring it in for a health check, we’ll do overnight scans, remove any viruses and unnecessary programs that are slowing it down – this is usually more cost effective (and definitely more environmentally friendly) than buying a new computer – but if it isn’t – we’ll tell you.  We can also install ESET anti-virus software recommended by Which? 

Stay Safe Online – Online Meetings

Stay Safe Online – Online Meetings

My laptop kept overheating – it got very hot and bothered after a 4 hour meeting and really crashed out when I tried to attend an all-day conference – so the guys suggested they set up my desktop with a webcam, speakers and a microphone.  It was much simpler – and cheaper – than it sounds and it really is so much better – connected to the internet by a cable – not wireless – and they also fixed up an extra screen so I can see my documents separately.  Simples!

Stay Safe Online – identifying scams

Stay Safe Online – identifying scams

And if you hover over ‘Sign in to HMRC online services self assessment’ you will see that the link will take you to ‘nagata-k.net’ which is obviously nothing to do with our UK Government!  If you do accidentally click on a link – don’t enter any personal information, passwords or usernames – and if your computer starts acting strange, turn it off and ring us – advice is free 01948 840102

Stay Safe Online Facebook Warning

Stay Safe Online Facebook Warning

I got messages on Facebook from people I didn’t know and I began to panic. I thought I had been hacked, my computer had viruses, criminals knew my passwords, I was worried they had access to my bank account. If you were using your mobile phone, don’t worry. it’s the safest place to access Facebook, but you do need to warn your friends that you have been hacked and change any passwords that you typed in – visit our website for more advice.