Antivirus Protection

Malware, bots, trojans, pups, and phishing scams all sound terrifying right? We are all told its a good thing to have some form of...

Stick with Windows 10 or Upgrade?

Windows 11 has been released to the general public for a while now, and you’re probably wondering if you need to upgrade or not. With...

Scams, let’s talk about one…

It may seem overwhelming, the number of scams that are out on the wide world web. And while others are more common than most, we are here...

What Are Patches?

As we addressed in our last blog post, “Why You Need to Update Your Computer” updates are extremely important to keep your computer’s...

Why You NEED To Update Your Computer

No software is perfect. The program that you are using on your computer right now is being used by tens of millions of devices around the...

Bring Back the Original USB?

This is the standard USB-A charger that you probably are familiar with: Recently, Apple responded to the EU's effort to create a...

What is The Hype on Chromebooks?

There are brilliant new computer variations coming out every season. While Chromebooks have been out since 2011, they are still one of...

Keeping Up on Password Security

Creating a password that keeps you secure, minimizing risk of your passwords being compromised, and remembering all the passwords you...

Signs Your Hard Drive Is Failing

4 signs that your hard drive is failing or has failed: The most common thing that people experience when their hard drive is about to go...

IoT or The Internet of Things

This is the technology of the future: Smart home devices, smart thermostats, doorbells, outlets controlled from your phone, vacuum...

Services Provided

For those of you that don't know, we have a residential based side of business called PC Touchup and a commercial clientele under a...

Microsoft is ending Windows 7

Calling all Windows 7 users: Windows is officially going to stop support for the Windows 7 operating system in January of 2020. If you...

Simple Protection

The simplest way to protect your computer is to get an antivirus. This only becomes complicated when you realize how many options there...

Patching Phones and Devices

Earlier this year, there was a vulnerability that hacking groups were using to crack into Apple devices. They could send an iMessage to...

Understanding the Home Network

For most home network setups, there are three main parts: Modem Router Device What is each devices job? Very basic network includes: a...

Router VS Modem

What is a router? A router routes inbound and outbound traffic to and from your device. It is in charge of directing network traffic...

Buying A New Router

A lot of home users are going to be buying a router that has a wireless access point built into it. A lot of businesses buy a router and...

Firewalls! What are they?

Firewalls. The word is heard floating around conversations regarding computer security. We all know about viruses, malware, and...