Pirated Office 2019 can be revoked by Microsoft

Microsoft has introduced a change in Office licence enforcement. In the past, once Office was activated after installation, the software would work fully in perpetuity. There were no ongoing licence checks.  Even if you bought a pirated or illegal licence, once it was activated, Office would continue to work even if Microsoft cancelled the licence. […]

Ransomware – What is a Cryptovirus?

Cryptoware are malicious programs that infect your computer, block and encrypt your files and extort money for their decryption.   This video tells you how to protect yourself and demonstrates Cryptolocker in action.  

Out of date antivirus is worse than no antivirus at all

Sometimes we get asked the question, “How could I have got a virus when I have antivirus protection installed?”  Most people have taken the precaution of installing antivirus software, or perhaps had it preinstalled when they purchased their computer.  A common problem, however, is that they may not have kept the product up-to-date, or perhaps […]

Pro Church Tools

Pro Church Tools is a website that teaches creative skills to get your church noticed.  Their content includes video, audio & articles on a huge range of great topics & most of the content is completely free.  Check it out at https://prochurchtools.com

Thou shalt make back-ups

Recently a client lost 100 Gb of data when a hard drive failed.  With no effective back-up for much of the data, thousands of hours of work were lost.  Are you able to cope with such a disaster?  Many of us go through life hoping that it will never happen to me! What are your […]

Good office ergonomics

Recently a friend of mine developed repetitive strain injury.  His work of developing written language for a people group in Cambodia requires extensive use of a computer keyboard.  This constant keyboard work exacerbates his injury & requires significant changes to resolve it.  Like most things in life, prevention is better than cure. What are the […]

Creating more secure passwords

Strong passwords are usually at least eight characters, include a combination of letters, numbers, & symbols and is easy for you to remember, but difficult for others to guess.  The easiest way to create a strong password that you won’t have to write down is to come up with a passphrase.  A passphrase is a […]

Policies that can protect your organization from Viruses, Worms & Internet Scams

Viruses & Worms are small but destructive programs that are commonly spread by e-mail. They come in the form of cleverly disguised attachments to messages that trick unsuspecting users into clicking on them. Once installed, viruses infect programs & files and can destroy your data. They can self-replicate across your network & spread by e-mailing […]

Handy Keyboard Shortcuts

  Keys Action F2 Rename F3 Find F5 Refresh F6 Switch between panes in Windows Explorer ALT+ENTER Properties CTRL+X, C, or V Cut, Copy, or Paste CTRL+Z Undo CTRL+A Select All CTRL+drag a file or folder Copy a file or folder to new location CTRL+SHIFT+drag a file to the desktop or folder Create a shortcut

Future Trends in IT; Virtualization

Virtualization is a technology that has been around for years, but it’s application is now filtering down to the everyday computer user. It is the creation of a virtual, rather than actual, version of something, such as an desktop computer, a server, a storage device or network resources. By creating a virtual environment we can […]