7 Deadly IT signs

7 Deadly IT signs

The 7 Deadly Signs You Should Never Ignore We have all done it, we have all ignored some very blatant signs that something is wrong with our computer. Unfortunately, this often means we put off calling tech support until we have a real emergency. To help stop any future emergencies here are our 7 deadly signs of impending computer disaster Regular pop up messages; This generally means you need to run some system updates on your computer. Your computer is running very slow; This can be a sign of a hard drive starting to fail needing replacement before it fails Your system regularly freezes up and forces a reboot for no apparent reason; This may mean you are running out of space & your system may need a cleanup. You face the “Blue screen of Death” or a blank black screen; This generally happens with older systems and can mean either sectors on your disk are failing or that a malware is the operating system . An application closes without warning; it could mean you don’t have the latest version of the application or that your operating system is not compatible with the version you are using. Your system is making noises; Any unusual noise should be looked at right away, clicking or whirring are signs like future failure. Blinking or flashing screens; Screen resets in the middle of using applications may mean your video card or graphics chip is failing. If you see any of these signs your best bet to save time and grief is to give us a call. Call your local Computer Troubleshooters now we...
Cryptolocker

Cryptolocker

Unfortunately one of the things that I spend way too much thought and energy dealing with is the scourge of Ransomware-Cryptolocker criminals out there targeting your pc Most of you will be aware of what Cryptolocker, is but if you have been living on another planet for the last few years. there has been a lot written about it. I won’t re-invent the wheel so here is a good article by our beloved ABC Now, what can you do about it ? Apart from the obvious, take care not to click on suspicious links or attachments in emails. [backup and disaster recovery plan] The best thing you can do is have a rock solid backup plan, even if you are a single computer business running from home you need to have a backup and recovery plan, in-fact it’s the single laptop businesses that so often don’t do this properly. Businesses like this can be devastated by a disaster such a ransomware attack, hardware failure or loss of hardware   Recovery If a disaster occurs, the more recovery options that we have available the better It’s not enough to just switch on windows backup and forget about it In my experience there is no such thing as a completely automatic backup system that requires no checking or input, such a thing simply does not exist. Unfortunately I have had many people call me after a disaster occurs saying something like ‘my old IT guy said my backups were working’ then when I check we have not had a successful backup in 12 months What do we recommend? Well every business...