Many people get so used to being warned about suspicious files they may receive via email that they become bored with it. I know that we almost get too curious about certain things sent to us, or links that crop up on social media.
It is important to remember though, that if you don’t recognise the sender, or web site you are about to visit, it’s probably best not to click on such links. This is in the same way you’d do with junk mail sent through your letterbox in that you’d probably bin it straight away… you have to do the same thing with digital media. Take a step back before clicking or opening anything and think twice beforehand.
Unfortunately, Windows systems are still more frequently targeted compared with Mac or Linux but that doesn’t mean we should be any less vigilant!
Get yourself protected by downloading antivirus protection; see the following page for more info!
And if in doubt trash it, don’t open the attachment, or click on the link. If it’s really important the sender will contact you again.
We’d like to write a piece about this great little web monitoring site that we came across and have used to monitor out sites for some time now.
Accessible at UptimeRobot.com, the site allows you to monitor up to 50 sites, every 5 minutes, for free!
The GUI is lovely, the notifications – SMS, Twitter, email, web hooks or PUSH – are perfect and the number of monitors you can include for a particular site are just right. UR will allow you to monitor HTTP/S, Ping, Port and keywords too. You are able to view uptime, downtime, and response times as well as average downtime across a period of time.
And for those that really want to delve in, an API is also available for developers to use to integrate the service into their own apps.
Check it out, we think you’ll love it!
We’ve recently changed our ISP to Virgin Media and were kindly surprised when we found that we could get the industry renound antivirus softare “F-Secure SAFE” for free to install on up to 5 computers (PC and Mac versions available) for one year. After this it is available at a reduced price of £25pa.
Virgin’s explanation and more details on this are available at the following link: http://store.virginmedia.com/discover/broadband/security/f-secure-safe.html
It is also good to see that Virgin discuss the fact Macs aren’t susceptible to attack, and have further useful information on how to keep your computer safe when connected to the Internet on this page. Well worth a read!
We are not affiliated with Virgin Media in any way or form and this post is for informational purposes only.
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This took us some digging to work out how to get working as Microsoft have failed somewhat to explain that Microsoft Easy Transfer Wizard does NOT work to transfer files from Windows XP to 8.1.
It seems that Microsoft have partnered with Laplink to provide a version of PCMover Express for FREE which allows you to quite simply transfer all your files and documents from your PC running XP, to your PC running Windows 8.1.
Microsoft had hit a large backlash from users when they realized it had left them without any way of transferring files easily between computers when upgrading.
The tool works well and we have recently used it to migrate data for a client. It uses a Wizard to run.
We used the software to migrate data directly over our network with success.
Note: Will run only if source PC is Windows XP and destination PC is Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. The free data transfer will not migrate your apps although the Professional app (paid for) will transfer compatible apps).