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Meltdown & Spectre? What are they?
So, Happy New Year. Unhappily new viruses are again in the news. You may well have heard about "Meltdown" and "Spectre" which have been mentioned on the news recently. Just another virus scare? Not quite, this time it's quite serious. What are they? These t...
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To protect against WannaCry, Peyta or similar viruses
These
viruses use the “SMB v1.0” protocol in Windows. This protocol is redundant in
Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 and can be disabled to prevent the spread of these
viruses. The SMB
v1.0 protocol is not redundant in Windows XP. If you are still using Windows XP
yo...
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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!
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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