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Irreplaceable family photos. Important documents. Work. The list of important data you have saved on your PC or laptop is seemingly endless. What would you do if you lost it all… before you even had a chance to think about doing a full data backup? Blind panic and...
Lately there has been a rash of fraudulent phone calls. These fraudsters claim to be representatives of British Telecom. There is no way to apprehend scammers of this type. Usually they live within a distant country. This puts the onus on you, the target of these scammers to arm yourself with the knowledge to know if you are being had.
It’s every computer user’s worst fear: your computer’s got a virus. Just as we would agonise over a sick pet, we flounder and turn to an expert for a cure. It might have been from a dodgy website, or an application downloaded from the internet, or malware which hackers have sent you. While any virus should be treated seriously and you should seek out advice from tech support for it, there are some simple measures you can take to try to fix some of the symptoms in the short term, and make the virus easier to remove in the long term.
PCs are cheap but that doesn’t mean you can’t take active steps to make them last longer. Nowadays, processors have developed to the point where people are satisfied with a PC which is six or seven years old. There are active steps you can take to maintain your PC, to make sure it lives a long and healthy life, both in terms of software and hardware. Here are a few tips to help you do just that.
People are often quick to buy a new computer when their old one has gone wrong or has started running slow. However, this decision can be premature. There are many issues that can be fixed with some clever problem solving and a little investigation. Teign Geeks are technical wizards, offering an unrivalled PC MOT that will help you to run again at full speed.
You will all no doubt have heard on the news that the TalkTalk customer database was hacked late last year by cyber criminals. Soon after many people started receiving calls from so-called TalkTalk agents claiming that either their PC had been hacked or that because of TalkTalks’ data breach they were going to receive a compensation payment of around £200. There are a number of other similar stories floating around.
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