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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Fight Root Kits (The Kaspersky Way)

Security professionals and enthusiasts are aware of rootkits, but general audiences typically don’t know about this kind of malware, which is specifically designed to hide itself and its activity in an infected system. This threat is well worth public awareness as there’s a high chance of you possibly meeting this malware in the future. Cybercriminals are constantly developing new methods to steal... Read More »

Windows 8 – 12 key changes we can look forward to in the 8.1

Miss the Start button in Windows8? Want more control over the sizes of your tiles in the Start screen? Looks like you’re going to love the Windows 8.1 free update that’s coming later on this year. 1. Lock screen slideshow “As people started using Windows 8, we found that people were using their Lock screens to show pictures of their families,” Leblond says. So in Windows 8.... Read More »

Problems with HTC Sync on Windows 7 & Windows 8?

There are lots of people having issues with the HTC app to sync the phone with Outlook etc, the new installer has many bugs :/ Here is a quick work around: Install HTC Sync, but when it pops-up and says the HTC Driver Installer failed, do not press OK or Cancel, but instead use Windows Explorer to search your User or TEMP directory (usually under \Users\or C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\Temp) for... Read More »

Microsoft integrates Skype into Outlook.com

If you used Messenger, you have probably Migrated to Skype by now. Well there is some great news regarding Skype and Outlook Its still early days yet, but it looks like Outlook will have Skype integrated into it via a small plug-in 🙂 Read More »

BetterDesktopTool Brings OS X Expose & Spaces-Like Features To Windows

Formerly known as Expose, Mission Control is one of Mac’s most talked about features. It gives a productivity boost to your everyday computer tasks by giving you a bird’s eye view of open windows, letting you easily locate the one you want to access. This feature has been absent from Windows since ever, and chances are that it may not likely make its way to Microsoft’s OS in the near future either... Read More »