5 Malicious Chrome Ad Blockers Removed from the Google Chrome Store

5 Malicious Chrome Ad Blockers Removed from the Google Chrome Store

Google removed five fake ad blockers from the Chrome Store Wednesday April 18th after they were flagged by a researcher, but they had already been downloaded more than 20 million times. Andrey Meshkov, co-founder of Adguard, discovered these ad blockers. While he noted that hackers have long created cloned versions of popular ad blockers, they […]

Nvidia’s Partner Program May Be Illegal

Nvidia’s Partner Program May Be Illegal

As many of you may have heard Nvidia has recently started offering 3rd-Party manufacturers the chance to joining their exclusive partner program. The Geforce PartnerForce Program(GPP) offers these manufacturers a leg up on their competition that do not sign up for the program. These benefits include, Nvidia sales and technical support teams to assist product […]

IT Services Austin…

IT Services Austin…

I have spoken with many of our customers about what sets us apart from the rest of the IT Service field here in Austin and here’s what I’ve learned. When looking for IT services here in Austin, many customers were expecting to pay large monthly service and monitoring fees. With us, there are NO CONTRACTS […]

12 Recent (and famous) IT Disasters

12 Recent (and famous) IT Disasters

Just as a reminder of how important it is to do everything you can to be safe online, here is a list of all of the most recent famous IT security disasters: Equifax (2017) Verizon (2017) FriendFinder (2017) Anthem (2015) Office Of Personnel Management (2015) Yahoo (2014, 2013) eBay (2014) Target (2013) LinkedIn (2012) eharmony […]

Ransomware, Backups, and Monitoring

Ransomware, Backups, and Monitoring

Unfortunately, for the past week the Atlanta GA has been crippled by Ransomware bouncing around computers within numerous government agencies. We thought this would be another great opportunity to point out how important backups are in situations just like this.  The thing that makes Ransomware different than typically virus or adware infections is they corrupt/encrypt […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

IT’s Spring time!!!  That means it’s time to clean up your PCs and Macs.  During the course of the year, your fans inside your computers move a lot of air.  In that air is a lot of dust, lint and hair.   Regular cleaning of the fans, openings and heat sinks is a must if you […]

Preventing Office Activation Nightmares

Preventing Office Activation Nightmares

For those of you have purchased Microsoft Office recently will see that they keep track of your software activations using a newer-type activation process compared to their older office products. The Microsoft Office 2016 suite now uses a “Microsoft Account” to keep track of your software installations and allow you to redownload them at a […]

Find Out What’s Crashing Google Chrome

Find Out What’s Crashing Google Chrome

Chrome browser started running real slow and eating up memory? If you’ve uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome, disabled and re-enabled extensions, and it’s still freezing up, try using Chrome’s native Task Manager: With Chrome running, press the Shift+Esc key combination to open the Chrome Task Manager. If necessary, expand the Task Manager window until all the fields come fully into view. […]

Microsoft Adding Defender ATP for Windows 7

Microsoft Adding Defender ATP for Windows 7

Microsoft plans to extend support for its Windows Defender ATP service to devices running older operating systems, including Windows 7. “We know that while in their transition, some [customers] may have a mix of Windows 10 and Windows 7 devices in their environments,” wrote Rob Lefferts of the Windows group’s security and enterprise team. “We […]

iPhone Conspiracy or Thoughtful Company?

iPhone Conspiracy or Thoughtful Company?

According to benchmarks by Geekbench’s, John Poole, the iPhone 7 and 6s actually do become slower with age. After further investigation this is a feature designed to allow the phone to remain powered on for longer with the drawback of the CPU being downclocked. This is great if you are not near a charger and […]