Tech Talk


Watch out for mshelper

Tech Talk #80 – June 23, 2018 Watch out for mshelper   In spite of the ‘ms’ in the name, ‘mshelper’ is malware that runs on a Mac. ‘mshelper’ is designed to hog all the resources (processor time, memory, and hard disk) on a Mac. This can cause your Mac to run hotter and louder and will definitely put a dent in your battery life. No one is completely sure what ‘mshelper’ is doing with

Routers, Russians, and the FBI

Tech Talk #79 – June 9, 2018 Routers, Russians, and the FBI I cringe whenever complicated technical information makes it to USA TODAY and other mainstream media outlets. Not that there’s anything wrong with USA TODAY or the other guys, they’re not just equipped to handle the technical stuff. Kardashians? Sure. Router firmware infections? Mostly not. So I’m here to answer your questions.   Q: What’s going on? Back in April, security companies in the

Setting up Windows 10

Tech Talk #78 – May 26, 2018   Setting up Windows 10   Whether you have a shiny new computer or you've recently upgraded to the April 2018 Update (version 1803), Windows 10 (Win10) is designed to run on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and phones. If you’re running it on a desktop or a laptop, here’s how you can setup Win10 to make sense on your hardware.     Clean up your start menu