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Computer Security Risks You Might Not Think Of

Computer Security Risks You Might Not Think Of

– USB Drive Infections – Computer security attacks can happen very quickly if a nasty USB stick should be plugged into your computer by you or someone else. In several studies we will readily plug in any random USB drives we come across just to see what’s on there. Modern versions of Windows and macOS no ... Read More
 
Beware Gmail Users!

Beware Gmail Users!

There’s a new phishing scam targeting Gmail users.  Security researchers say that it’s highly effective and that even experienced, tech-savvy users are being tricked by it. A phishing scam is where a false email, or malicious link, that looks real is clicked on and brings you to a false site that asks for your log-in information, ... Read More
 
2017 New Year Computer Resolutions

2017 New Year Computer Resolutions

2017 New Year Computer Resolutions New Year’s Day is supposed to be symbolic of new beginnings, new directions, new resolve and an opportunity to start over. Here’s your list if 2017 New Year Computer Resolutions…so let’s try to make some resolutions for better computer work and security!  Learn how to use my computer’s file manager. ... Read More
 
Online Computer Credit Card Safety – The PC Works

Online Computer Credit Card Safety – The PC Works

Your credit card isn’t safe anywhere, especially on the internet. When you’re shopping online with your credit card, it’s important to follow some guidelines to avoid credit card fraud and identity theft. 1. Only use your credit card on websites you trust. © Select Stock / Vetta / Getty When you shop with your credit ... Read More
 
Christmas Holiday Sale

Christmas Holiday Sale

Christmas Holiday Sale: Refurbished Laptop Hello, everyone! Christmas is a single day in November, but The PC Works has decided to offer an ALL-MONTH Christmas Holiday Sale on a fantastic laptop! What better last-minute gift than a new laptop for that special someone (who may be quite difficult to buy gifts for). It’s a good deal ... Read More
 
ALERT! Crypto Virus hitting customers hard.

ALERT! Crypto Virus hitting customers hard.

Hello Faithful Customers! Virus Cleanup PC WORKS Prescott Valley, Prescott AZ We have now been called by 3 customers this week with the Crypto Virus or a type like it. Here is a quick recap of what it is and how to avoid it!   DO NOT OPEN EMAIL ATTACHMENTS FROM FED-EX ON A FAILED ... Read More
 
Fake Virus Warning and how to recognize it!

Fake Virus Warning and how to recognize it!

VIRUS CLEANUP: How to Recognize a Fake Virus Warning by Paul DavisPop up messages claiming that you have a virus and you are in need of anti-virus software may, ironically, actually contain a virus that could harm your computer, cause costly virus cleanup repairs or, even worse, lead to identity theft. Here’s what you need ... Read More
 
Windows 10’s free upgrade ends July 29

Windows 10’s free upgrade ends July 29

The Windows 10 free upgrade ends July 29. We’ve known that for a long time, but now the deadline is looming. You have just 25 days from today to do the deed. Or not…   THE PC WORKS DOES NOT RECOMMEND THE FREE UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10!!! WAIT AND PAY WHEN MICROSOFT GETS THEIR SOFTWARE FIXED!!!   ... Read More
 
SSD Upgrade: Why You Need to Upgrade to an SSD Right Now

SSD Upgrade: Why You Need to Upgrade to an SSD Right Now

SSD Upgrade: Why You Need to Upgrade to an SSD Right Now SSD Hard Drives! It’s time to upgrade to an SSD if you’re still using a mechanical hard drive in your computer. An SSD is the single biggest upgrade you can give your computer, and prices have come down dramatically. Solid-state drives are so ... Read More