Tips and Advice

Tips and Advice

  • Many people are adding a second monitor for their systems, but finding out that their computer power supply cannot handle the additional video card. Because we like the “little form factor” desktops – we may not be aware of their limitations. Shop smart – consider paying a little more for a desktop with a larger power supply. This may help future “enhancements” be a little less frustrating.
  • The Google Redirect Virus is a Trojan that attacks computers that have Google set as their home page, or use Google as their search engine. It works by hiding the search results that you would normally see, but instead shows you fake advertisements and other malicious sites. The sites you are redirected to offer rogue software for you to purchase and download.
  • Don’t be fooled by scareware. Have you suddenly received a pop up on your screening, warning you that your computer has been infected by a virus? The window looks normal, but you see a link to a website. Don’t fall for this scam. Close the window as quickly as possible, and never click on the link.
  • You may have heard the phrase ‘social engineering’ before, but what exactly is it? Social engineering is when a scammer – rather than using technical hacking techniques – manipulates, tricks or deceives people into performing certain actions or divulging personal information.