Melton Computers News

Is ScanGuard Safe to Install?

What is ScanGuard? Is it Safe? Many clients have asked us recently about ScanGuard. While it promises all the best scans available and does an excellent job at doing so, in our experience it’s bad news. We did an install on a test computer to see the result, and as suspected, ScanGuard installed its own Spyware / Malware. ScanGuard should be considered a scam, whereby it installs junk in order to give you something to clean. It will scan our computer, find junk and then offer to remove i.

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Common NBN technologies

The NBN has been a hot topic in Ballarat, Ballan, Bacchus Marsh & Melton now for over 3 years. Even with the NBN being available now for oer three and a half years, there are still many people who are not yet connected and many people with unanswered questions. Here, we'll cover the common types of NBN available. Fire to the premises. (FTTP)Parts of Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh & Melton have all been connected to the NBN via the fibre to the premises technology. Homes and businesses with fib.

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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware has recently been in the spotlight as a result of the ‘WannaCry’ attack which shut down large companies around the world. Ransomware is the term used when a computer virus locks a users files rendering them useless without the required encryption key to unlock the files affected. How it works. Prior to the WannaCry threat, ransomware was largely dependent on human interaction. Some well known methods the spread ransomware included the use of E-Mails such as the ‘Fe.

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Microsoft now rewarding Edge users.

Recently Microsoft has been pushing very hard for users to commit to Microsoft Edge. There’s been popups, e-mails and articles released by the Microsoft marketing team claiming Edge to be faster & more efficient than other browsers. Since the latest Microsoft build however, you may have started noticing a new ‘Microsoft Rewards’ program. Reward programs are nothing new in the technology world. Affiliate programs, surveys, ad clicks are all ways to monetise the Internet. Mi.

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Facebook links not working the way you'd like?

Have you ever shared a link on your Facebook page only to find the ‘meta description’ isn’t correct or has a spelling error? Once Facebook has showed a ‘preview’ of your link, the error or unwanted details are stuck in the Facebook cache. Seemingly never to be changed to the way you’d like it. The idea behind Facebook caching all information is to make yours and others news feeds faster by pulling details from their own servers and not relying on servers they .

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