Tech Talk


Phone call scams

Tech Talk #47 – March 18, 2017 Most of us probably don’t answer a phone call when it’s from a number we don’t know. We know it’s probably some kind of scam trying to separate us from our money. Here are the newest phone scams to watch out for.   Phone scam #1: In this scam, you get a call from a robocall autodialer using fake caller ID information that hangs up before you can

Protect your computer against Ransomware

Tech Talk #46 – March 4, 2017 Ransomware sneaks onto your computer by either tricking you into opening an attachment or by subverting ads on websites you visit.   Once on your computer, ransomware modifies your files by creating an encrypted copy of a file and then deleting the original file. It does this to all of your files, and holds them for ransom; you have to pay to get your pictures and documents back.

Computer slowing down? Here’s how to fix it

Tech Talk #45 – February 18, 2017 Even the fastest computer can slow down as time goes by. Here are a few things you can do to make it run like new again.   Watch out for programs that auto-start Some programs want to start up every time you boot your computer and get loaded into RAM to be ready to go. Unless it’s a program you run every time you use your computer; this