Tips & How-to’s

  • 63823rd November 2016Ransomware: Don’t Get Caught OutRecently, a customer was faced with the prospect of a major data loss. All their data had been encrypted by some malicious software. Although uncertain, this software probably arrived via an email attachment. Once the encryption process had completed its task a message was d... Read More
  • 59311th November 2016Success Making WhatsApp Target For Scam OffersSuccess Making WhatsApp Target For Scam Offers A barrage of hooky offers, purporting to come from leading shops and supermarkets have shown that WhatsApp, the increasingly popular social media app, is rapidly becoming one of the more fiery battlegrounds in the war with hacke... Read More
  • 50510th October 2016Do You Have An HP printer? What Make Of Ink Do You Use?    Do You Have An HP printer? What Make Of Ink Do You Use? asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL Recently I have had a few calls from customers who use non HP ink in their HP printer.  Although this has worked well for them in the past they suddenly received error messages saying there ... Read More
  • 5216th September 2016Beware Of Old Dogs With New TricksBeware Of Old Dogs With New Tricks warns Peter Clarke of PC PAL Last month I reminded you of the perils of out of the blue ‘support’ cold calls. Recently I have seen a new twist on the old problem. As you will recall, the problem arises when you receive a telephone call ... Read More
  • 6388th August 2016Beware Of Computer Support Cold CallsBeware Of Computer Support Cold Calls warns Peter Clarke of PC PAL I am still seeing problems arise due to out of the blue ‘support’ cold calls and although I have successfully secured the PCs involved, prevention is better than cure! A typical call involves an unsolicit... Read More
  • 72511th July 2016Does your computer still look the same to you?Does your computer still look the same to you? asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL I have had several calls in the last month from customers who have found that their browser (the way they access the internet) has changed 'all by itself'. They also report that some things 'look diff... Read More
  • 6267th June 2016Have You Decided If You Want A Free Upgrade To Windows 10?Have You Decided If You Want A Free Upgrade To Windows 10? asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL The Windows 10 upgrade has been available for free to Windows 7 and 8 users for nearly a year which means, if you haven't already done so, you need to decide if you want to upgrade now. .... Read More
  • 5999th May 2016Is Your Computer Saving You Money?Is Your Computer Saving You Money?                                                                                         asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL There are two very easy ways to use your c... Read More
  • 78211th April 2016Do You Still Use Windows Vista Or XP?Do You Still Use Windows Vista Or XP? asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL If you use Windows Vista or Windows XP as your operating system and Chrome as your internet browser you may see a message which several of my customers are finding confusing. The message is warning you that Go... Read More
  • 6557th March 2016Are You Sitting Comfortably – But Is It In The Right Place?Are You Sitting Comfortably - But Is It In The Right Place? asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL I have had a number of calls in the last month from customers who have their router in one room but actually want to use their computer in another room or even in a garden located office.... Read More

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