Coronavirus update

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and as I am classed as "At Risk", I am unable to visit to fix computer issues, nor can I accept visitors.

Thank you. Stay safe and well.

What a voice!

I'm sure this guy could sign from the phone book and still be impressive! What a voice.


For a bit of fun, visit Google and type in Thanos and search.

You'll need to understand first that Thanos is the Big Bad in the Marvel film universe and that he decided to unmake half the population of the universe because he basically could!

Now, click on the yellow gauntlet on the right hand box and sit back and watch the "Thanos Effect", clicking it again reverses the effect.

Fake TPS Cold Calls

Action Fraud LogoFalse claims of Telephone Preference Service:


Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the...

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Windows 10 Updates

Windows 10 LogoFor those who are resisting the urge to update Windows 10 to the Creators Fall Update, the next update is due, possibly later this month (March 2018). And there are some who for one reason or another haven't updated their Windows. If your version of Windows 10 is 1703 or lower, then the time is now to update to 1709.

I know there are still some as I've had two clients asking for help to update to 1709 this very week. If you are still on the dreadful Vista or Windows 8, then it really is time...

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Microsoft Safety Scanner

Microsoft Safety ScannerMicrosoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

It is designed to work with your existing antivirus software in the case of an infection getting through.

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection so make sure you have an Anti-Virus programme running, there are many free ones available, and that you...

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Printer playing up? Don't fall for this scam!

Printer Scam Warning!Scammers are taking control of people's computers and demanding payments to release them again, consumers are being warned.

Trading Standards officers say that tens of thousands of users are falling victim to such scams, which begin when they ask for help with a printer error.

The fraudsters claim to offer "printer helplines", which consumers are fooled into contacting.

Read the full story on the BBC website ( 22 February 2017 ©)


Sick of giving your telephone number?

Are you sick and tired of giving out your home phone number when buying something or registering for a service or website? Concerned WHY do these firms/sites need your number when they'll more likely email you? Well, worry no longer! Use 0333 88 88 88 88 in place of your home number.

Those REALLY nice people at TrueCall who developed a call blocking device that attaches to your phone line have released a new service, free to use for all those concerned for their privacy.

Extract from...

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Windows 10 Release Date

Okay, Windows 10 was released on 29th July 2015.

If you have Windows 7 or 8 (any version) you really need to reserve your copy, don't worry it's quite free, Microsoft® want to know how many people may be downloading it so as to allocate sufficient resources.

So long as you have a valid Licence Key you'll get it for free so long as you have Windows 7 or 8 (XP/Vista are not currently included in the free upgrade offer).

You'll also need to register on each computer you have, not just once...

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