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AV Comparatives – Real-World Protection Test February – June 2017 now released!

AV Comparatives is the “Go-To Site” for viewing real world protection comparisons of most major Anti Virus

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Free Vaccine for New NotPetya Ransomware Virus Available – Apply it Now

If you have not done so already, download and run the following simple batch file to Vaccinate your computer from the

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[Tips & Tricks] Email Signatures and Great Skype Feature

Create Professional Looking Email Signatures with ease.. Anyone who’s tried to create a professional looking

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Microsoft Excel – Tips and Tricks

Courtesy of an article written by “Mr Lincoln Spector” of – Windows Secrets Newsletter fame..

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WARNING about “Daossoft” Software Developer – No meaningful Support

Hi Gang, Just a warning about purchasing software from “Daossoft” – website(s) here;    

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Several ways to protect your Business from Malware Attacks

Ransomware continues to be a growing problem for both personal and business users alike and Antivirus companies are

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Ways to speed up a slow Windows computer..

Several Do it Yourself Ways of Speeding up a Slow Windows Computer   Computers tend to slow down over time.

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How to Protect your Backups from Ransomware Infections..

How to Protect your Backups from Ransomware Infections.. This is quite a sad story from a person who was doing the

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Benefits of Skype for Business and Personal Users

Benefits of Skype for Business and Home Users alike.. Skype is a P2P (Peer to Peer) instant messaging and VOIP (Voice

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Andrew’s Ultimate Security-Tools List..

Windows ultimate security-tools list One of our most popular questions I get is what are my favourite utilities list,

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Get rid of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Upgrade NAG for good!

Are you sick and tired of being nagged by Microsoft constantly trying to shove the Windows 10 upgrade down your throat,

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Australian Client SCAMMED for $7,000.00 – True life story!

I’ve written before about what to watch for with regards to scams and phishing attempts in email and also about cold

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DELL Customer base hacked!

Be suspicious about *any* cold calls you may get from DELL Computers.. I’ve written a few times about getting cold

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Do Cloud Backups offer you complete protection? Maybe..

Do Cloud Backups offer you complete protection? Maybe.. With the advent and increased popularity of cloud backup

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How to Deal with Internet Browser Problems

Dealing with Internet Browser Issues “I often get emails from clients saying their browsers stop responding and

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The first major update for Windows 10 has arrived!

The first major update for Windows 10 has arrived, but if you’re hoping for some major changes, you’re in for a bit

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Do you get tired constantly being bugged by unsolicited sales calls?

  Your time is valuable and you’re working away trying to make a living and keeping your clients happy. Then the

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Four Questions Clients Ask about Windows 10

  Authors Note: I usually don’t do this, but as I’m a fan of Lenovo Laptops I thought I’d

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Windows 10 – Is it worth upgrading? What about Privacy?

Windows 10 – Is it worth upgrading? Check out its Privacy Settings before you do.. Many people have asked me my

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Watch out for this costly hoax from ‘Microsoft’

[Taken from IT Security News and the news.com.au website] Further to my warning a few weeks ago about the Ransomware

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A tip explaining how to avoid common email traps..

Ransom Ware – Crypto Locker Infections Recent events prompted this blog post to remind everyone about the traps

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A great tip about securing your online accounts..

This is something I’ve been doing for years. Many sites offer you the opportunity to save a set of questions and

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List of Run Commands in Windows 7

People often ask me how I remember all the commands in Windows 7 that can start programs in by just clicking the Start

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Poodle Vulnerability – Are you protected?

Most would by now have heard of the SSL 3.0 Vulnerability, but have you tested if you’re at risk? How to test

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Windows 8 – Limited support.. Business Users take note.. [Updated]

Updated Monday, February 25th 2013.. I wrote about this topic a few months ago, but as I just saved another client from

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2012 Christmas Closure Dates Notification..

Andrew’s Computer Help Zone Services will be closed from Friday 21st of December to Monday 14th of January 2013.

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Some Hints, Tips and Cautions from Andrew..

Hints & Tips.. Still confused and frustrated with the Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010 Ribbon Interface? To this

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Serious Internet Explorer Vulnerability Discovered in IE Versions 7, 8 and 9..

Security Alert News sites around the world are reporting a serious “Zero-Day-Exploit” security flaw just discovered

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Don’t become a statistic – How NOT to get hacked online..

The Scenario.. Sadly, one of my clients (identity withheld for privacy reasons) recently had a Hotmail email account

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Insane Support Advice & Windows 8 pending release..

A perfect example of Support Advice you should avoid. Recently, I had a problem with a software package we use here

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Update – computerhelpzone.NET.au issue resolved – The domain is now us..

Update as previously promised.. I am pleased to report that despite a bit of a bumpy ride at the start of trying to

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Tips on Detecting Fake Emails..

I’ve cleaned many PC’s over the years from infections people got by opening an attachment. Scammers /

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Check out our new security page – created due to popular demand!

Due to popular demand from clients and web site visitors emailing us to request a page be created which lists all our

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HelpZone Christmas Closure and Opening Dates

Andrew’s Computer Help Zone will be closed for business from Thursday, 22nd December 2011 and re-opening for

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Adobe Reader 2012 SCAM Alert

Hi Folks.. There is an email circulating claiming to Introduce “Adobe Acrobat Reader 2012”  The email is

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Compliment your Antivirus Protection with MalwareBytes PRO..

Compliment your Computer’s Antivirus Protection with MalwareBytes PRO Just a quick note to let you all know about

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Security Warning – Fraudulent emails to QuickBooks Users

Security Warning – Fraudulent emails to QuickBooks Users A recent alert has been issued by Quicken (Reckon)

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Worm targets Remote Desktop users – Security Alert

Those of you who enjoy using Remote Desktop to access your home or work computer’s remotely should make yourself

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FaceBook Security, IPADs, Wireless networking over power lines..

FaceBook Security – Are you secure? Social networking sites are booming and many companies, individuals and

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FREE Malware Removal & some other tips and tricks..

FREE Virus / Malware Assistance Removal Service  For those of you that have taken up my suggestion to give Vipre

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Hate Spam as much as we do? Check here for a cure..

We all hate spam and I’m willing to bet that you hate having to delete it from your e-mail client’s Inbox

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Useful software links..

Here at Andrew’s Computer Help Zone, we are slowly developing relationships with software vendors that

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Is your computer a little sluggish? Check your desktop…

Here’s a quick tip about just one way you can improve your computer’s performance through working a little

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New Prolific “Osama” Hoax Email Circulating..

There is a new Trojan / Virus infected email circulating which claims to give information about the death of Osama Bin

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Security Breach – Be extra vigilant with links in emails

Security Week Network (among others) have reported a serious security breach in Epsilon’s customer database,

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Phone Scammers doing the rounds again..

What’s it all about? I’ve sent this type of warning to advise all my valued clients in previous newletters,

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Find out how secure you are from Hackers Probes..

How secure are your systems from Hackers probes? Think of a “computer port” as being just like a door on

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Computer Backups – Are you fully protected?

Backups – Are you fully protected? We recommend Acronis Backup Solutions A recent chat with a colleague prompted

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Internet Explorer Security Flaw Warning..

A serious Microsoft Internet Explorer Security Flaw has been discovered.. Microsoft has warned that the 900 million

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Recommended AntiVirus Applications

ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE There are literally hundreds of Antivirus and Anti-Spyware applications on offer and all of them

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Antivirus & Spyware Information

Web Browsing Browsing the web with any browser, be it Windows Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google’s Chrome, or

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Self Help Links..

Here’s where you’ll find articles and links to help resolve common problems.

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Welcome to our new Website layout..

Our new website, designed by our affiliate web designers <strong><a href="http://www.beyondartful.com/"

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