Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Virus & Malware Threats

Category : Virus News

Every Computer Tech or anyone who knows even a tiny bit about computers will tell you what Antivirus program is the best. The truth is, there is not one product that is 100% perfect and awesome. Every program has some shortcomings and is not perfect.

It is like the age old Ford Vs Chevy and most people are very passionate about what they like. I am no different. I have worked with them all, and I like Microsoft Security Essentials program for several reasons:

  • Easy for my customers to use
  • I have been using it on customer computers for over 8years, and I have only seen one or two computers with any infection, and that was from an expired version or when the program was turned off.
  • Installs and uninstalls and upgrades easily
  • It does a great job at preventing and removing unwanted junk, viruses, adware, spyware and more from your computer
  • It is not a memory hog like Symantec and MacAfee products
  • The price is right, Free. Another great thing is that there is not a bunch of nagging about upgrading all the time like other products such as Symantec and MacAfee

There are a few key things in preventing viruses on your computer

  • You need an up to date current version of Antivirus software
  • Your antivirus needs to be scheduled to do a full scan of the computer weekly
  • Your Antivirus needs to be turned on
  • Your Antivirus software needs to be updated with new virus definitions daily or more often

Virus removal can be tricky. If you have tried everything you can to remove unwanted Adware, spyware and viruses, and are still having problems, contact me to help clean up your computer. Many times the hard drive needs to isolate to be able to get rid of all of the crud on the computer.


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5 Tips for Saving Money on your IT cost

5 Tips for Saving Money on your IT cost

Saving a little on your technology can go a long ways, but cutting too many corners can lead to additional problems and expensive downtime. Here are a few ways you can cut costs without creating long term issues.

Don’t be Afraid to Replace

Got an older PC that’s causing you a lot of issues? Older technology is typically more expensive to run, and after a while, it’s cheaper to simply buy a new desktop than it is to continue pouring money into something that always seems broken. It’s a great time to buy workstations, and if things are tight you can even buy refurbished desktops to keep cost low.

Enforce Energy Efficiency

If you reduce the amount of energy your technology uses each day, your utility bill from the electric company will decrease as well. Switching to LCD monitors (if you are still using old CRT dinosaurs), and enforcing company-wide policies to turn off monitors or put workstations to sleep at night can make a big difference.

Stop Dealing with Vendors

You hired your employees to work, not sit on the phone with a PC manufacturer because your hard drive crashed. Businesses waste money by paying employees to go around in circles with vendor tech support all the time. IT firms like SCC build relationships with vendors and are able to get things done faster. This means issues get resolved quickly and your employees don’t need to deal with less-than-helpful support.

Stop Paying your Phone Bill

Yes, you heard us right. Cease paying your phone company by switching over to a VoIP solution instead. Small businesses save up to 80% on their telephone communication expenses, so the investment pays for itself quickly. Many VoIP systems allow your users to take their phone and use it anywhere; giving you increased flexibility and functionality.

Get Proactive Monitoring and Maintenance

Nearly all day-to-day IT issues can be completely prevented with just a little bit of maintenance. SCC offers these services to our clients, reducing the amount of downtime they experience. Traditional computer support only fix computer issues when they arise. SCC provides proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure fewer issues plague your business.



 


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