The sheer amount of dust that can get inside a computer can be surprising. The first step is to make sure the computer is shut down properly and not just in sleep mode. Use the Start Menu, Power button, Shutdown option and wait for the screen to go black and all lights on the main […]
We’ve launched #AskAndy and #AskAnythingIT on LinkedIn, we can cover any questions you may have about computers. Expect weekly updates on Thursdays.
Protect-IT defended a client’s laptop against a virus attack recently. It was detected in a piece of Malware called “browserassistant.exe” lurking in the hidden app_data folder. It was continually blocked by AutoProtection and then removed via remote access. The first time the customer was bothered by it was when I called them to let them […]
So, it looks like we’ll be getting thunderstorms again soon. What can you do to keep your computer safe? If your computer and router don’t need to be on, then powering it off properly and unplugging it during a thunderstorm will provide the best possible protection from lightning-induced power surges.If you have a laptop, then […]
The Windows 10 May 2020 update, Windows Update 2004, named yy=20 mm=04 is beginning to become available to PCs via Windows update.It had a particularly long test cycle, as it was originally aimed for an April release (hence the 04), but is now being released now at the end of May. Microsoft hasn’t said if […]
If you need a laptop on a budget, a refurbished laptop can provide surprising value. Cleaned, ready, and good as new. A mid-range laptop can handle a variety of home and office needs. Refurbished Laptops start from £180, but can be tailored to your needs. We can help you figure out what’s best for you.
http://www.simonweckert.com/googlemapshacks.html As an experiment and prank, an artist put 99 smartphones in a trolley, and walked around roads in Berlin to trick Google Maps into thinking there was a traffic jam, in a piece of performance art titled Google Maps Hacks. Google Maps uses the locations of it’s users to map out areas of high […]
Whatsapp is a widely used messaging app for iPhones, Android phones, and PCs. Today, Whatsapp launches a new update that means the app will cease to run on phones that use Android 2.3.7 (Released 2010) or iPhone iOS 8 (Released 2014). They are taking this step because out of date operating systems become vulnerable to […]
The past few decades have seen the internet go from its beginning as a specialised tool unavailable and irrelevant to the lives of most people to becoming a ubiquitous necessity. Many companies,organisations and government services have switched to requiring forms to be completed online and many more are in the process of doing so. This […]
Despite Windows 7 having reached End of Life, a recent update has been released to fix the issue with wallpapers not always showing. Microsoft doesn’t usually release patches for operating systems after End of Life, but have done so in the past during major incidents. Fixing the wallpaper display options is however, a comparatively trivial […]