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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »