Just got this from Kaspersky – Information about recent Microsoft Security Updates

Fixes & Solutions / Internet / Kaspersky / Microsoft / Security

Dear Steve On Wednesday 3rd January, Microsoft issued a number of updates in relation to two recently disclosed vulnerabilities that affect CPUs on personal computers, mobile devices, and the cloud. These vulnerabilities were named “Meltdown” and “Spectre”.  The Windows security updates are only available to devices running updated anti-virus software from partners who have confirmed their softwar... Read More »

Intel Meltdown bug – MS fix and your Anti-Virus may cause your system to crash!

Fixes & Solutions / Kaspersky / Microsoft / News & Media / PC Software / Security

Intel Meltdown bug – MS fix and your Anti-Virus may cause your system to crash! Over the past few days Microsoft have released patches for the Intel Meltdown bug, we have already had 5 customers PC’s that have crashed during the update – all PC’s were running Kaspersky – Today the Kaspersky Endpoint software forced an update, hopefully one that will stop this from hap... Read More »

Intel may be in trouble :/

PC Hardware

Huge Intel CPU Bug Allegedly Causes Kernel Memory Vulnerability With Up To 30% Performance Hit In Windows And Linux If the reports are accurate, it appears that Intel might have a pretty severe chip-level security bug on its hands that cannot be simply swatted away with a microcode update. The bug affects all modern Intel processors dating back at least a decade. We should note that squashing the ... Read More »

How to turn off COMMENTS in WordPress

Fixes & Solutions / Internet / Wordpress

It is quite apparent since the latest updates of WordPress that most users, ourselves included, will want a discussion on their Blog, and some pages. It is however apparent that small companies don’t want a blog and do not want user comments plastered all over their website. On the latest versions of WordPress the option to disable comments is hifdden by default, so here is the easiest way t... Read More »

Discover the many dangers of going online using public Wi-Fi.

Internet / Security / VPN

7 Ways You’re at Risk Without a VPN You won’t believe just how easy it is to hack the Wi-Fi network you are on and steal incredible amounts of your valuable data. Worse, every time you go online you run the risk of somebody snooping through your personal info. This guide reveals 7 scary ways you are at risk online without a VPN to protect you. Privacy & Security 29 JUL 2017 1. Hacked Pub... Read More »

Dropbox Email Scam

Internet / Scams / Security

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

Fixes & Solutions / Internet / Microsoft / PC Software

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

Fixes & Solutions / Internet / Kaspersky / Microsoft / Security

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 »

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