Dropbox Email Scam

I have had a new scam email sent to me today, pretending to be from Dropbox Of course if you see anything like this, look at the info, I don’t know “Atlas Autos”, and only one garage ever does my car, so know this is not for me. Now  look at the URL when you hover over the VIEW FILE button (DO NOT CLICK IT) this is the hyperlink:  rozas-my.sharepoint.com/personal/annette_rozas_co... Read More »

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Fails Error Code 0xc1900200

If you are trying to upgrade Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 and you get this error, don’t Panic 🙂 Simply use a Disk Manager (many are free like the excellent MiniTool Partition Wizard) Available here: https://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html Extend the 100Mb DATA Partition to approx’ 500MB (Making it 500Mb sets it up ready for future updates including the latest Creators Update) After ... Read More »

Steps on how to avoid Ransomware

Steps on how to avoid Ransomware 1. Backup your computer immediately Investing in an external hard drive and making regular backups will help you in protecting your data, if not in saving you against malware. A data backup can save you from significant stress, time and money in the event when your computer becomes infected. Alternatively, you can subscribe to a cloud backup service and upload your... Read More »

Secure your Browsing Experience using HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by us... Read More »

Photography on website

I have added a Photo feed of my Photography page to my website, so you can see the latest 20 photos posted 🙂   http://www.mobilepcrescue.co.uk/photography I look forward to seeing your comments on the photos 🙂 Read More »

Facebook “View in Tab”

A new feature came this week, that could be useful if you are keeping an eye on a specific post. It’s called VIEW in Tab and pops up your post like a Private Message Window: Will you use this function or do you think its just another annoying popup? Save Read More »

Running PHP 5.2 or 5.4?

If your website is running PHP versions 5.2 or 5.4 it is important that you update to 5.6 as soon as possible as support for the older versions will cease later this year. If your website is hosted by us (Mobile PC Rescue) then I have already upgraded your PHP versions for you today and you need do nothing else 🙂 If your site is hosted by other companies then I suggest you get in touch with them A... Read More »

How to fix Windows 10 Update that kills Internet etc

Many of you may have heard about the Windows 10 update that kills your internet/LAN ? If you encounter this issue, this is how you fix it: Run Command Prompt in ADMIN MODE (Right Mouse Click it after typing CMD in search) at the command prompt type: netsh winsock reset then netsh int ip reset Reboot and go online 😉 Save Read More »

Another scammed customer today, now with Ransomware!

  Today I visited a new customer, I had been recommended by another customer. (Thanks to everyone who recommends my business by the way ). On arrival he tells me he got a call from Windows (yes Windows, not even Microsoft this time), he goes on to say that he trusts the Windows company and so when they told him his PC was not working properly he let them fix it for a fee of £100 paid by card ... Read More »

Windows 10 Anniversary Update – What is it? How do I get it?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update – What is it? How do I get it?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Some of our favourite updates/additions “The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the second big update since the launch of Windows 10. It’s full of great new features that customers told us they want. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will automatically download and install when it becomes available for your device (your device will be running Windows 10 Ver... Read More »

Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 now available

We are proud to announce the release of Kaspersky Internet Security 2017   It has a few great new features such as it helps you update Apps on your PC like Acrobat, Air, Flash etc, it will tell you there are updates and do all the install for you – it also deselects those annoying ticks on installers that try to trick you into installing other programs – I use Unchecky but now I have 2... Read More »

New scam from people pretending to be from B.T. etc

Today 30th August 2016, I was called out by a regular customer, they had taken a call over the bank holiday weekend from a guy saying he was from B.T. (British Telecom) and needed to fix issues on their computer as it was running slow. Unfortunately, my customer agreed and they got access to her PC using 2 programs, one is TeamViewer and the other is called Show My PC (both allow 3rd parties full ... Read More »

Kaspersky launches its own OS on Russian routers

Kaspersky Labs has finished building its eponymously-named operating system after four years of quiet development. Little information about the OS has made it onto the English-speaking side of the internet. Kaspersky Labs Russia told Vulture South to wait a few weeks for the English press release for information. What we do know is that in 2012 ebullient Kaspersky Lab chief executive officer Eugen... Read More »

Titanfall 2 multiplayer picks up speed in tech test’s second week

Ahead of Titanfall 2’s second weekend tech test, developer Respawn Entertainment is addressing players’ complaints with the multiplayer mode. The studio announced on the series’ website that it’s made changes to both the pre-alpha build that’s playable right now as well as the final version of the game, out in late October, based on feedback it’s received during the current test. The biggest... Read More »

How to enable/Disable ONE DRIVE in Windows 10

For Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 get access to the Group Policy Editor. This utility provides an advanced option that allows you to disable OneDrive system-wide, but Windows 10 Home users can’t use this. To do this, press the Windows key to open the Start menu’s search box, type gpedit.msc into it, and press Enter... Read More »

WordPress 4.6 is now available!

WordPress 4.6 is now available!

If you use WordPress then this update is very important, apart from new features it contains some very much needed Security updates. Shiny Updates v2Shiny Updates replaces progress updates with a simpler and more straight forward experience when installing, updating, and deleting plugins and themes. Those actions are now all performed via AJAX.One big user facing change is about search. There is n... Read More »

What to do if Windows fails after updates saying “REGISTRY Corrupt”

Today I have been working on a Windows 7 PC where the registry got corrupt after installing some Windows 7 updates (at least that’s what we think did it) After many reboots and trying to use the Windows Boot Disk (via USB of course) to force a recovery I have found another way to recover the registry backup and copy it back to the Windows folder – I hope you find this useful: First thi... Read More »

Transfer files between Windows 10 devices using Air Transfery

Want to transfer files between two Windows devices? Check out a new way to do so using the Air Transfery app for Windows 10 devices. Air Transfery is available free of cost at the Windows Store, and you can easily download and install it on your PC and other mobile devices. It hosts an amazing set of features that makes send files between phones and computers a breeze. See here for full info or ju... Read More »

Pre_order the new Nintendo Mini Now :)

This looks great and will give all us oldies a trip down memory lane 🙂 It’s out late this year but you can pre-order it now 🙂 what you waiting for? Save Read More »

Facebook posts that say type “Amen” etc

Facebook posts that say type “Amen” etc

THINK BEFORE YOU SHARE or REPLY – just use your head! Beware of deceitful Facebook users who are posting (FAKE) pictures of sick, starving, dead and injured children, adults or animals on Facebook, to trick other Facebook users into commenting on them by typing “Amen,” in order to make them popular. This type of activity is another Like-Farming scam. The heartless and deceitful p... Read More »

Windows 10 – Ready to Upgrade

Windows 10 – Ready to Upgrade

Is it OK to Upgrade now? Yes, now all the bugs are fixed and it seems much more stable here Just make sure you disable Kaspersky As with ANY Operating System Update there may be residual errors carried over from the previous version and these can cause a myriad of problems AFTER such a big upgrade. The best way to update is a clean install, but to get your free OS License you must upgrade first so... Read More »

How to Reactivate Windows 7 using CMD (DOS)

So, you got a PC and someone decided to put a hacked version of Windows 7 on for you or maybe you installed a DVD off the internet that has pre-cracked your software? May be you just want to go legal BEFORE upgrading to Windows 10?? Whatever your reason, this is how you do it 🙂   Click on the Start Button and type: CMD (into the ‘Search programs and files’ field in the Start Menu)... Read More »

Got a new Laptop? Let us set it up for you.

Got a new Laptop? Let us set it up for you.

If you have bought a new laptop in the Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals the chances are that it is full of Bloatware (Programs that you will never use, or Trial versions that you have to buy to get the full features) Anti Virus and MS Office will both be TRIAL ONLY VERSIONS, the drive partitions will be all messed up (especially on bigger Hard Drives) and the system will not be optimised to run ... Read More »

Do you like Photography?

Do you like Photography?

Anyone interested in Photography or just like seeing photos, please come and join us in my group – over 400 members and growing 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/groups/freezinglifethroughthelens/     Read More »

Windows 10 – No details Pane at the bottom of Explorer – Grrrr

Well, once again Microsoft annoy the hell out of everyone by changing a  feature that is loved! On Windows 7 at the bottom of Explorer you have a small detail pane which shows details of files selected, brilliant for file size, dates etc; I sue this so much because of the my Photographs, it gives me detailed EXIF info BUT on Windows 10 it has gone After much hacking of files and DLL’s I foun... Read More »

Why can’t I paste into youtube comments on firefox?

Why can’t I paste into youtube comments on firefox? Solution: go to your address bar and type “about:config” (or copy and paste the text without the quotes) then press the “I’ll be careful, I promise” button next type “dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled”  (or copy and paste the text without the quotes) then double click it so the value is false. Now t... Read More »

Kaspersky Internet Security 2016

Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 RELEASED! A MUST HAVE if you are installing Windows 10 Personally I would install 2016 (however if you install 2015 make sure it has patch C) Please uninstall Kaspersky completely and REBOOT before you upgrade to Windows 10 and install 2016 fresh when Windows 10 is running smoothly with all upgrades etc. Most should by now be able to download 2016 from the official... Read More »

Email Upgrade – SCAM EMAIL

There is a new email doing the rounds asking you to UPGRADE your Email Accounts because your mailbox is nearly full. If you click the link you are presented with a mail-form, DO NOT fill this in as it will capture your email address and password and forward it to the hackers who wrote the scripts and email.   If your mailbox is ever full, it will NEVER be reported, it just stops receiving ema... Read More »

XPoint – 1000 times faster than SSD’s – WOW

Intel, Micron debut 3D XPoint storage technology that’s 1,000 times faster than current SSDs Intel and Micron today unveiled their all-new memory technology called 3D XPoint (pronounced “cross-point”). This is a new class of memory that can be used both as system memory as well as nonvolatile storage. In other words, 3D XPoint can be used to replace both a computer’s RAM an... Read More »

DO WE RELY TOO MUCH ON THE TECH IN OUR POCKET AND HOMES?

DO WE RELY TOO MUCH ON THE TECH IN OUR POCKET AND HOMES? New exploit turns Samsung Galaxy phones into remote bugging devices As many as 600 million phones vulnerable to remote code execution attack As many as 600 million Samsung phones may be vulnerable to attacks that allow hackers to surreptitiously monitor the camera and microphone, read incoming and outgoing text messages, and install maliciou... Read More »

Where is SCAN.PST?

Scan.pst is the file used in Microsoft Office to help fix a myriad of errors on your PST files, but typical of Microsoft they don’t store it in a normal location, and with every version of Office it moves around – bloody crazy if you ask me :/ So to help you all, here is a list of KNOWN file locations 🙂 Outlook 2013 32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15 64-bit Windo... Read More »

Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum is coming back as a retro gaming console

Sir Clive Sinclair earned his knighthood by building some of the earliest affordable computers for the home back in the 1980s. One of his best-loved machines was the ZX Spectrum — think of it as the UK equivalent of the Commodore 64 — which is now being recreated by an Indiegogo project endorsed by Sir Clive himself. The new Sinclair Spectrum Vega simplifies the original keyboard into a rectangula... Read More »

Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

I hope you find these useful for this useless Operating System :p   Windows 8 Specific Keyboard Shortcuts Keystroke Function Switch between Metro Start screen and the last accessed application + C Access the charms bar + Tab Access the Metro Taskbar + I Access the Settings charm + K Access the Devices charm + Q Access the Apps Search screen + F Access the Files Search screen + W Access the Se... Read More »

How secure is YOUR Password?

A great help from Kaspersky again! You THINK your password is safe? Type one of yours in this website and see just HOW secure it is Please type your results, on here and let us know how long YOUR current Facebook password will take to hack (Obviously DO NOT post your password too ) When you update your password avoid REAL words, or break them with an _ (underscore) and add an ! (exclamation mark) ... Read More »

Microsoft calling you at home or the Office? This is a SCAM!!!

This scam seems to have been revitalised again, now this has been happening for almost 3 years that I am aware of and its still happening! I received a call from Microsoft this morning, the phone number was 0200 333 1312. The Indian guy told me that my computer had a virus, so I asked how he knew, he replied that he worked for Microsoft and they know these things – so I asked what Software I... Read More »

Keyboard Shortcuts on Facebook

Just to make browsing Facebook easier, did you know you can use these short-cuts using your Keyboard?     Read More »

Synology NAS add-ins

If you use any NAS system, we recommend Synology ONLY! After spending weeks trying to configure 2 variations of Netgear Nas’s we switched our clients to Synology and the NAS units are fantastic. Firstly the Netgear systems would not set up users and every time we tried it failed, on both systems. We could not add Apps from the App store because it kept telling us another installation was in ... Read More »

Paypal Scams on the increase

If you get a message from Paypal, please do NOT click it unless you are 100% sure its genuine – the URL on any hyperlinks will be https://paypal.com You can forward any suspicious emails to SPOOF@PAYPAL.COM – they usually reply within 24 hours saying if its a scam or not 🙂 This is the latest email I have received. I clicked the image to find the source and was hosted on a free site, NO... Read More »

DVI-I or DVI-D – what’s the difference?

After much hassle looking for the right adaptors and monitors for a specific job at an Engineering company, its become apparent that some adaptors will not work with some monitors :/ This graphic may help Read More »

Another SCAM Email, please beware & Share

When you receive ANY email, its always wise to check it BEFORE clicking any Hyperlinks If you hover the mouse over the link you can see the REAL site the link will take you. If this was from Microsoft the link would be to Microsoft, same goes for Paypal etc. Most of it is common sense, if you are unsure of the source in any way, DO NOT CLICK the links! Companies like Microsoft, Ebay, Paypal and yo... Read More »

25 Most used Passwords – Is yours in this list?

These are the TOP 25 most used passwords. I often see “password” and “1234” I think the funniest is “trustno1” ha, with a simple password like that, it will be easy to hack :p   Your logon password to your Laptop or PC is useless if any tech savvy person gets on it and needs to bypass it, so don’t worry about that one, it can be a simple one letter pa... Read More »

Why does dllhost.exe Com surrogate consume memory? (KB2670838)

Why does dllhost.exe Com surrogate consumes memory until crash (KB2670838) Why does dllhost.exe  Com surrogate consumes memory until crash. It happens when I highlight or view a folder containing video files, Even if I close the folder or select a different folder the memory keeps getting consumed. It seems to happen mostly with 3D Video files but it has done the same with 2D files. So it seems to... Read More »

File-NUKING Cryptolocker PC malware MENACES ‘TENS of MILLIONS’ in UK

File-NUKING Cryptolocker PC malware MENACES ‘TENS of MILLIONS’ in UK BACKUP BACKUP BECKUP OR END UP PAYING OUT £560 TO GET YOUR FILES BACK!! This is quite possibly the cleverest and most lethal virus/malware to ht the UK and its going viral because people are clicking it! Here is the low-down on what it does: Lurking within the attachments is a Trojan called Cryptolocker that, when exe... Read More »

Public Posting on Facebook – The risks and issues

Facebook now has almost 2 BILLION users, that means that if you post something using the PUBLIC setting, all them people and MORE can see it. It can be indexed by Google etc and your post can be shown on EVERY search engine globally! This is extremely silly if lets say you are a home owner and you post “Going to Spain for 2 weeks, cya later” not only do your friends get jealous, but th... Read More »

BF4.EXE Not running on Windows 7 x64 ?

So, I have been trying to play Battlefield 4 on Windows 7 Pro x64 and came across a few issues. The 32 bit launcher worked with no issues at all. After reading all the posts on various sites, I updated Direct X and checked my Video card Drivers, all were already up to date as I thought they would be. I tried file permissions and all the other solutions given even though I was NOT expecting many to... Read More »

Google + and YOUR Information

Very soon Google will be changing Terms of Service to allow them to publicly tell people what you buy, what you post and where you visit on the web. If you do not opt out, you may see you personal information begin shared on Google searches to all your Facebook and G+ friends If you wish to stop this go here and un-tick the box then hit SAVE. https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements?hl=en-GB ... Read More »

New Fake Virus from “FBI” – I’m getting $10 million from Africa?

I received this email today and haven’t seen it before but of course we know it’s a fake 🙂 Your attention is needed immediately We have been informed through our global intelligence monitoring network that the sum of $10.500, 000.00, has been released from a bank in Africa bearing your name as the beneficiary without dist certificate to clear your name and fund from every terrorist or ... Read More »

Mass Effect 3 – Custom Shepard?

Who played Mass Effect 3? Did you customise your Shepard Character? Care to share a screen-shot and the code from ME3? This is my import from ME2 but it needs work :/ Code  = 131.8BH.5J4.P5N.KL7.8BV.PAJ.8C1.JI6.D95.235.376 Read More »

Zevera, Multi hosting solution or blatant rip-off?

Zevera, Multi hosting solution or blatant rip-off?

Zevera, take the money, and offer NO Support! I am not one to PUBLICLY post negative feedback about a company I have only dealt with for 4 days but this company is so obviously milking its users and offering NO support whatsoever, I feel I must warn others to avoid them. I signed up as my usual MultiHost company was having issues and my subscription only had a few days left anyway. Zevera ticked a... Read More »

Are you excited about Chromecast?

Have you heard of Googles new Chromecast? If not, where have you been? This superb little dongle will transform your life 🙂 In a nutshell, before you read the rest of the page, Chromecast allows you to send any content on your Android phone, iPhone, Ipad, tablet, PC, laptop etc directly to your TV 🙂 The MASSIVE benefits over Apples TV are that Chromecast uses the Android operating system, the hack... Read More »

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