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Backup – No One Needs It.

Backup – No One Needs It...

...Until the day you do, then it’s the most important thing in the world! Backup is one of those boring things that you have to do and yet it does nothing. Not a thing. It is completely unproductive and adds nothing to you life. Kinda like insurance. All it does is cost money and doesn’t help one bit! Until… the day that you get burgled or have a fire. THEN you are really glad you were prepared.

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And ”prepared” is the key word here. While the fire is burning you can’t arrange insurance. When the bear you picked up at the local train station has already flooded your house it’s too late! And when your computer has already died, or has ransomware or there’s smoke coming from it, it’s too late.

 

Have you got a backup? A backup has got to be separate from your computer. There are cloud options, which just means it’s uploaded to a server somewhere in the world OR you can use a local device such as an external hard drive. The advantage of this is that you have full control over the data. This is particularly useful when you want to get it back. Downloading your entire backup could take some time e.g. a 200G backup might take 2 days to download depending on the service you were using. Cloud services usually have ongoing costs involved but are convenient. For many users the cheapest and most reliable method is a local backup to an external hard drive.

The other keyword is "boring". Doing computer backup requires an almost mechanical discipline that probably only 10% of the population have. I don’t at all. If you are absolutely fastidious then this section doesn’t apply to you. For the rest of us the answer it is to not do the backup yourself. Instead, get someone who is completely reliable and won’t ever forget – what you need is… a ROBOT! But if you don’t have a robot you can simply get your computer to remember for you.

Computer Help NZ has 2 programs that we use to help automate your backup. It just depends on your situation as to which one we’d setup. But the best thing about an automated backup is that it happens automatically. This way you have your best chance of recovery if your computer has a disaster and needs repairing or replacing.

For all your computer repairs in the Christchurch and Canterbury areas call us – Computer Help NZ 0800349669 or 0800 FIXNOW

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Vodafone Cancels Email

 

Vodafone Cancels Email Affecting Many Computer Users

Vodafone recently announced that they would be shutting down their email service, as of November 30.

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“The decision follows months of problems with high levels of spam and delayed mail. Vodafone consumer director Matt Williams said customers had told Vodafone its email service was no longer delivering the sort of experience they needed. "That's simply not good enough for us here at Vodafone" and was why it had made the decision to close the service down”

It strikes me as odd that Vodafone, an Internet Service Provider, should cancel such a fundamental service. It has been a given that if you provide internet then that includes email. To suddenly stop makes me think they are either being lazy or there is something else going on behind the scenes. Either way it’s not encouraging. I’d suggest moving away from them – oh wait, you have to now.

Many people (over 500 of our customers alone) are affected by this and it’s going to cause them some inconvenience. So we thought we’d help a little.

Here’s what you need to do…

1. Sign up for email with another provider such as Gmail (gmail.com) or Outlook (www.outlook.com)

2. Setup the email account on your computer (laptop, desktop, tablet, phone or all-in-one) using an email program/application such as Outlook or Thunderbird. (I hope you are not still using Windows Live Mail as it’s no longer supported)

3. Send an email to all the people you want to have your new email address asking them to update their address book – make sure to let them know that you wont be using the old email address any more otherwise they may be tempted to not update.

If you have trouble with this please call us and we’ll help you out. Call 0800 349669 (0800 FIX NOW) and we’ll sort it all for you – EASY!

Computer Help NZ (CHNZ)

160b Selwyn Street

Christchurch 8024

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Windows Live Mail Potential Security Risk For Your Computer

Windows Live Mail Potential Security Risk For Your Computer

If you're still using Windows Live Mail for email you may be at risk. Microsoft dropped support forWindows Live Mail earlier this year. What does it mean for you? If you are using Windows LiveMail (WLM) on your computer or laptop (applies to Microsoft Windows users only), it will not vanish from the computer BUT Microsoft has stopped supporting it which means there are may besecurity holes which put the computer at risk.Icons of Windows Live Mail. To keep your computer or laptop safe and secure you must swap to a new, and secure, emailprogram.We'd suggest either Mozilla Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook. By swapping to a program(application) that is being updated and kept secure it reduces the risk of a virus or malwareinfection. Otherwise viruses or malware may be able to get through these security holes and thenstart using your computer to send out bulk emails, steal contacts or passwords or a number ofother nasty things.

Practical Steps -The broad process to secure your system...

1. Download or install Thunderbird or Outlook (Outlook is a paid program, but Thunderbird is free)

2. Setup an email account (you need to know your email address, password, server details)

3. Import email from WLM into the new program. This can be tricky.

4. Import contacts. This is tricky also.

5. Check everything is working.

6. Uninstall Windows Live Mail

 

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If you need help with this, Computer Help NZ (CHNZ) has a specialised process to help you withthis, so you don't lose emails or have too much disruption. We can usually get this done at your place or you can drop your computer off to us for repair. Costs depend on the number of emails and the difficulties in transferring (typically $64-$128. Call out, if required, is additional)

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Windows Live Mail Causes Security Risk

Computers at Risk with WLM

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If users are still using Windows Live Mail for email they are at risk. Microsoft has dropped support for Windows Live Mail earlier this year. What does it mean for computer users? If they are using WLM on their computer or laptop (applies to Microsoft Windows users only), it will not vanish from the computer. But Microsoft has stopped supporting it which means there are now security holes which put the computer at RISK.

To keep a user's computer or laptop safe and secure they must swap to a new email program. Computer HELP NZ suggest either Mozilla Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook. By swapping to a program (application) that is being updated and kept secure it reduces the risk of a virus or malware infection.

Viruses or malware may be able to get through these security holes and then start using a computer to send out bulk emails, steal contacts or passwords.Essentially what is needed is to secure the system...

1. Download or install Thunderbird or Outlook (Outlook is a paid program, but Thunderbird is free)

2. Setup an email account (e.g. email address, password, server details)

3. Import email from WLM into the new program. This can be tricky.

4. Import contacts. This is tricky also.

5. Check everything is working.

6. Uninstall Windows Live Mail

If a computer user needs help with this, Computer Help NZ (CHNZ) has a specialised process to help them with this without losing emails or causing too much disruption. They can usually get this done at your place or you can drop your computer off to them.

Call on 0800 FIX NOW, 0800 349 669

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Computer Password PWNED

Has Your Password been PWNED?

PWNED - is a "computer speak" way of saying OWNED - as in beaten or defeated.

Has your password been hacked and used by hackers? You can find out here with this powerful tool. Best to avoid testing your most secure passwords though.

You can click on the link below to see if your computer, laptop or iPad password has been used by hackers for email, trademe, internet banking or any other website that uses a password for login. If you find you have any computer problems or find your passwords are insecure we can repair this. We do so by making sure ALL aspects of your computer security are up to date. That in includes FOUR main areas - antivirus, operating system updates (Windows or Apple/Macintosh), 3rd party apps e.g. java or flash, and browser updates. This of course doesn't even consider ad blockers, uncheckers, extensions and several other computer areas that need regular checking.

If you find you need service for your computer, we can help. (By the way - computers can mean PCs, Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, iPads, Phones) Just give Computer Help NZ a call on 0800 FIX NOW or 0800349669

 

 

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Computers are not just large boxes

These days computers come in many sizes - PCs, Laptops, Phones & Tablets.  Your average smart phone has enough computing to send a rocket to the moon! More than NASA ever did! Your little rocket computer needs TLC whatever form it comes in.

Call Computer Help for any fix or repair needs.

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Where in Christchurch Do We Service Computers

Where do we service your computer, whether laptop, desktop, pc, tablet or phone? (Remember phones, tablets and ipads etc are all computers too) We primarily service mid canterbury at this branch - anything within 60 kilometres of the Christchurch city centre. That includes the following suburbs...put into the form of a poem...

Papanui has power suppy problems,
Merivale has malware,
Hornby has hard drive issues,
Belfast has broken screens but Burnside has blue screens,
Computer Help solves them all with fast and friendly fixes.

There's a scammer in Sumner,
Problems with software in Edgeware,
Doctored details in Dallington,
Internet issues in Ilam and Wireless in Westmorland,
Computer Help repairs them all with same day and onsite services - M.G.

 

But seriously here's the list of suburbs we repair computer and laptops etc in.

In Addington, Aidanfield, Akaroa, Aranui, Avondale, Avonhead, Avonside, Barrington, Beckenham, Belfast, Bexley, Bishopdale, Bottle Lake, Brooklands, Bryndwr, Burnside, Burwood, Cashmere, Clifton, Cracroft, Dallington, Diamond Harbour, Duvauchelle, Edgeware, Fendalton, Ferrymead, Halswell, Harewood, Heathcote Valley, Hei Hei, Hillsborough, Hoon Hay, Hornby, Huntsbury, Ilam, Kennedys Bush, Leeston, Lincoln, Linwood, Lyttleton, Mairehau, Merivale, Moncks Bay, Mount Pleasant, Murray Aynsley Hill, New Brighton, Opawa, Papanui, Parklands, Phillipstown, Redcliffs, Redwood, Riccarton, Richmond, Rolleston, St Albans, St Martins, Scarborough, Shirley, Sockburn, Somerfield, Southshore, Spencerville, Spreydon, St Andrews Hill, Strowan, Sumner, Sydenham, Templeton, Upper Riccarton, Waimairi Beach, Wainoni, Waltham, Westmorland.

 

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