Bringing in the new year with hopefully some more regularity to my blog posts. The main thing on my mind lately, besides the typical password recommendations, is a good backup. For the past 1-2 years, a type of virus called cryptoware has dominated the malicious computer scene. Lots of money is going into developing and deploying these viruses so they are becoming harder and harder and sometimes impossible to stop. I can always remove a virus, but if your files get destroyed, you have the choice to pay the hackers to get them back (sometimes doesn't work), or if you have a backup, you don't have to give them a dime! If you decide to do a physical backup, make sure you only have the backup drive plugged in at the time of backup, don't leave it in all the time. If you don't want to worry about manually backing up, a cloud backup would take care of you.
Some home wiring and termination
Here I terminated some Cat 5e cable and plugged them into a switch. I also punched down some cat 5e cable for the phone line. ( the unit above the switch).
Keeping things neat.
I have developed a fasination with keeping wires nice, neat and tidy. I think installing networking equipment correctly and efficiently is the most important thing, but this ties everything together.
First off, download ONLY what you think you need. The more programs you have, the slower your computer becomes.
Secondly, when you are installing those programs, pay careful attention to what it says AS you are installing it. If you are not careful, it will install trialware or some sort of toolbar that will drag your system down.
Thirdly, grab a copy of Ccleaner and run it from time to time. It intelligently cleans out uneeded files and helps keep your computer running smooth.
Almost everyone has had this happen, you get a text or an email from someone and they say "you've been hacked". You halfway panic and wonder how this happened to YOU!?!?
These are the first things you should do:
1. Go to a different computer than the one you primarily use (a phone or tablet will do) and immediately change your password. Make sure you have a healthy dose of "special characters"
The reason for the requirements of those characters as well as capital letters and numbers is so that computer programs that randomly guess or "brute force" your password, will have a much, much harder time arriving at your password if you have secured it properly. If your password is "bama", well, it won't take that long for a computer to hack that password.
2. Make sure that your Anti-Virus is up to date and that your computer is acting out of the ordinary.
3. If you realize that your computer IS acting strange and needs some attention, bring it in to Kyle with Quick Computer Fix and will make sure you
Even though I love what I do, there's always a place and time for vacation! I just got back from sunny (mostly) shores of Gulf Shores, AL and had a blast. Of course I couldn't help myself from helping a few folks remotely, it's IN MY BLOOD....but all in all it was a good break for the grind. I'm back now and and am going to be hitting Monday hard, as well as the rest of the week. Long live Quick Computer Fix !!! www.quickcomputerfix.com !!
Weebly got an app!
Glad to be posting this from the weebly iPhone app. Finally!!
Quick Computer Fix
This is the inside of a server room that is in dire need of some organization, I'll post an updated video when it looks better!
Staying Busy And Google Places
I have been incredibly busy with my business and residential clients these past months and I am incredibly thankful. Somedays I wish I had an employee to help out Quick Computer Fix, but that may have to wait till later on.
Google places has decided to completely wipe me off the face of their "list". Google places are the maps that show up when you type a type of industry and a location (plumber jackson ms). Quick Computer Fix used to first in the query "computer repair jackson ms", but now, it is nowhere to be found and Google has no explanation for why this has happened. It took me years to get to that position, but I guess I can work to get there again!
Diving into EMR
First of all, sorry for the latency with my posts! I have gone head first in the EMR world of computing and am not looking back. I'm in the process of converting several local clinics over to a complete computerized medical clinic. Everything from the records to the Rx's will be sent without using a single sheet of "real" paper. I will post reviews of the software we have chosen to go with in the upcoming future. Until then,
The Quick Computer Fix Team.
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