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Should I upgrade to Windows 10?
UPDATE : This blog no longer applies. Windows 10 has improved immeasurably since this blog was first written and we do now recommend upgrading to Windows 10. Call us for advice on 01257 429216 Windows 10 has been flagged up for a while as an upgrade for leg...

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Call us now on 01257 42 92 16  or see our website at https://the-it-dept.uk Keeping IT Simple! __________________________________________________ The IT Dept offers computer support services in Lancashire, including Monthly On-Site or Remote Support Contr...

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What is the WannaCry RansomWare virus?
You may have read about the disruption caused to many
computers across the world last week, that was caused by the WannaCry
RansomWare virus. The NHS were amongst the organisations most badly affected.
Here we try to explain what it is, how so many people w...

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Have you been affected by the WannaCry Ransomware virus?
If you have been affected by the Ransomware virus get in touch for advice.  01257 42 92 16  http://www.the-it-dept.uk To protect yourself from this or future attacks there are 4 simple steps: 1. Train all computer users to be very wary of email attachments ...

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It's World Password Day. Read all about how to create multiple, secure passwords that are simple to remember!

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It's World Password Day!
Secure, Complex, but Easy Passwords 4th May is World Password Day! There are many different ideas on passwords; whether you should change them regularly; that you should have a different password for every website you visit and every app you use; how diffic...

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Pre-used laptops for sale We have the following pre-used laptops for sale. All are in good, working order and come with a 3 month hardware warranty. Please call for further details - 01257 42 92 16 Only available for collection in Chorley, Lancashire. 1. Sa...

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Should I upgrade to Windows 10?
Windows 10 has been flagged up for some time for legitimately licensed users of Windows 7 or 8.1. Some time ago Microsoft started adding a small flag to the System Tray of such PCs with the title, "Get Windows 10". As this is a free upgrade to the operating...

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Windows SBS 2011 is denying users access to shared folders and services are stopping Last week we installed the May 2015 Windows Updates to a Small Business Server 2011 for a client. We usually wait 2 or 3 weeks before installing such patches, to see if any...

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Talk Talk customers may be targeted in a #fraud scam, following a loss of customers data some months ago. If anyone calls you, (from a bank, internet provider or "#Microsoft"), and wants access to your #computer - stop and think! 

When my #bank calls me they ask me to give them the answers to some #security questions. How mad are they? How on earth do I know who is calling me? The last time I asked such a caller this question her answer was, "Well of course I'm from the bank. Why else would I call you?". I don't think she'd thought that through very well.

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/feb/27/threat-to-millions-of-talktalk-customers
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