We all hate advertising on our websites. We know they can be helpful to websites owners who prefer not to charge their readers directly for their content. They can also be helpful to consumers as every once in a while you might find a useful product or service that you might want to buy. The problem is, there’s too many ads online. Some of them can be in your face and in the way of the content you actually want to view, some of them can even install malware on your computer for clicking on them.
As a computer consultant I see lots of ways that people manage their files and photos and honestly, some of them are better than others. I’ve seen some people take pictures with their iPhones and back them up to iCloud, some taking photos with a regular digital camera and either putting a memory card in their computer or directly connecting the camera to their computers and just storing them in a folder somewhere on their computers. I feel the best photo management solution is one in which you have an unlimited amount of cloud storage where photos are backed up and are accessible and manageable on any device. The methods I just mentioned just don’t seem to fit the bill in all of those areas. There is only one solution that I feel is the best that checks all those boxes for me and that is Google Photos!
Sometimes when a computer has a really nasty virus or there is a serious error, it can be so screwed up that a remote support connection or some on-site services just can’t be done in it’s current state. A good troubleshooting step is to boot the computer into **Safe Mode**. I’m going to teach you what Safe Mode is and how you can get into it on your computer so you can self troubleshoot some issues or allow a remote support tech such as myself to remote in to be able to fix your computer when it’s not possible normally.
A few of my clients have brought to my attention (not to mention it’s been in the news as well) that they have been getting phone calls from foreigners claiming they are from Microsoft and that they have been monitoring their computers and found evidence of a malware attack and want $150 or more to fix it. My clients didn’t believe them and you shouldn’t either.
Hi all! In this post I want to talk about a powerful yet underused tool that you can use to increase the protection of your online accounts and the data you store on them. It’s called 2-Factor Authentication. It’s not available for most websites that you have a username and password for but it is for some of the most popular ones. This is something you should enable if you store sensitive data on online accounts that support this feature.
At Gattai Digital we have been pushing the idea of **Remote Computer Repair**. If you’ve been browsing our site for a while, you probably already know what it is and how it works. However, just who is Remote Computer Repair for? Is it right for you? Is it really better than having a technician come to your home or taking your computer to a computer repair shop? In this article, we’ll explore 3 good reasons why you might want to give Gattai Digital’s Remote Computer Repair a try today!
Malware, for those that don’t know, is any type of software that is capable of harming your computer. Malware can threaten your business or personal files and prevent you from doing important tasks on your computer. Malware can take multiple forms such as Viruses, Trojan Horses, Ransomware and more. In this article we will look at 5 common misconceptions that some people might have about malware and give you a few tips to protect your computer(s) from all that bad stuff that’s out there on the Internet.
I’ve had several clients last year have issues with finding scam ads on their computers saying things like “Your Computer Is Infected” and “Your Computer Is Locked, Give Us A Call To Fix It” or something like that. In each of these cases there isn’t actually a virus on the computer but these messages do do stuff in the browser that can scare you into thinking something is actually happening even though it’s not. When in doubt, I always encourage all my clients to give me a call to get whatever the problem is fixed, even if it’s just a simple question. Today, I’m going to do you one better and give you a few tips on how to avoid these messages and what to do if you come across one. Knowledge is power folks and I want to give you the power to avoid these scams once and for all!
WiFi is awesome and it’s plentiful! Almost every household is using a wireless router to connect all of their laptops, smartphones, and tablets to their super fast cable or DSL Internet connection. More and more businesses are starting to add WiFi to their stores, making it easier to get online wherever you are without using as much cellphone data. However, most WiFi routers when not set up properly can make your WiFi network a treasure trove for hackers to pull data out of your computer and allow them to make money off of it. You may already have taken steps to protect yourself but there may be steps you don’t know about or haven’t thought about. In this blog post, you will learn how to take the security of your WiFi router to the next level.