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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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Melton Computer & Laptop Repairs

It goes without saying… A slow computer, means a slow user. Before you take offence at that, imagine how much easier your life would be if your computer just… behaved. It’s not as farfetched as it sounds. Computers today are targeted by hackers worldwide for a multitude of reasons. When we get a call to look at a computer that is playing up, 9 out of 10 times, its caused by a ‘pup’ or potentially unwanted program. Whilst some of them are relatively harmless, ther.

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Welcome to Melton Computers Blog

Welcome to the Melton Computers Blog. Melton Computers will be bringing you tech news and information from around the region and indeed the globe though our Blog and Facebook pages. Melton Computers is here for all your technical needs whether it be connecting a new computer, a faulty computer repair, security camera setup, phone systems or social media management. We can handle it all. Starting off as Ballan Computers, we’ve extended our team and now have representatives in.

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