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Internet Banking Passwords

Internet Banking Passwords

An annoying change happened to browsers last year, and we seeing it regularly on some customers' computers still. This email alert is for you to check if you have this issue. The issue is your computer REMEMBERING your BANKING PASSWORD. It is dangerous for your computer to remember the password for a couple of reasons...

If you get hacked by someone they can easily go into your browser and view the username & password. If you get a virus that "sniffs" out passwords, it can also easily extract your password and send it to the owner of the virus.

Both scenarios give them full access to your bank account. Clearly this is bad.

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How To Improve Your Wifi Router Performance pt3

How To Improve Your Wifi Router Performance pt3

This is the third of three parts about WiFi performance in routers. You want your internet fast and don't want to wait! Fair enough. It's a fairly complex topic so that is why I'm splitting it into three parts. Of course if it's too much, feel free to get one of our techs to help - 0800349669

Here's the final 5 tips of a total of 10.

 

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How To Improve Your Wifi Router Performance pt2

How To Improve Your Wifi Router Performance pt2

This is the second of three parts about WiFi performance in routers. You want your internet fast and don't want to wait! Fair enough. It's a fairly complex topic so that is why I'm splitting it into three parts. Of course if it's too much, feel free to get one of our techs to help - 0800349669

Now that you understand the top 5 factors that affect WiFi performance, it’s time to take a closer thing at some of the things you can do to improve it.

 

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FBI Warning About Windows 7

Even the FBI Thinks Windows 7 is Insecure

Do I mean that Windows 7 has a self-esteem problem? No, I mean the security is Windows 7 isn't good. One of the reasons, is that it is no longer being updated. No updates, means not security patches fixing the holes discovered by hackers and other individuals with nothing better to do than to ruin your day. Your computer could have its data compromised, passwords published or just messed up.

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Improve Your Router's WiFi Performance

What You Can Do to Improve Your Router's WiFi Performance - part 1

This is the first of 3 parts about WiFi performance in routers. You want your internet fast and don't want to wait! Fair enough. It's a fairly complex topic so that is why I'm splitting it into three parts. Of course if it's too much, feel free to get one of our techs to help - 0800349669

There are many factors that influence the performance of WiFi networks. WiFi can be a fickle and tricky thing sometimes. You may be enjoying a perfectly strong WiFi signal, move just a few steps in one direction, and watch the WiFi signal drop to one bar. Is it the computer? Is it the router? The seemingly unreliable nature of WiFi networks has everything to do with the problem that there are many factors that influence a router's performance...

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Computer Repairs at Level 2 - Part 2

It's been an exciting two weeks under level two. We were flooded with large numbers of computers that have been waiting to get repaired as things broke over the lockdown. We fixed all sort of things from MacBooks to iPads to HP All-in-One computers to Asus laptops.

Whilst Computer Help NZ normally aims for same day (24 hour) computer repairs, but for a while, we were out to a 4 or 5 day repair time! It was kind of shocking. We did some overtime and worked hard on getting your fixes done and have managed to get it down to just a day or two now.

We have a few restrictions in place for lockdown safety reasons which includes only one customer at a time in the shop. Usually this is fine, but once or twice there has been a queue down the street! There were about 4 people waiting.

How has your experience with queuing been? It's a new thing to get used to as we hardly ever have to queue in Christchurch or New Zealand for anything. I hope things have been going well for you under level two and you are healthy, happy and productive.

Matthew

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Computer Repairs at Level 2

Our workshop is open!

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If you have a problem with your computer, laptop, PC or all-in-one (Microsoft or Apple) you can either come down to our workshop and book it in for a repair or get a computer technician to come out to you just like you used to. It's good to be back to doing computer repairs again after this difficult time but please respect the rules that are in place as they are for your protection and also our protection. New Zealand, we are doing well with following the lockdown and keeping ourselves safe. Keep up the good work!
Apart from some restrictions things are fairly close to our normal service, but we do ask that only one customer be in the shop at a time, and respect a 1m distance between yourself and staff members. We have hand sanitizer available, and we are cleaning the door handles and EFTPOS machine after each use.

160b Selwyn Street, Spreydon
Easy parking
8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Matthew
Computer Help NZ
0800349669
0800 FIX NOW

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Level 3 Computer Repairs Christchurch

Level 3 Computer Repairs Christchurch

From Tuesday 28th NZ will be at lockdown level 3, and we'll be able to fix your computers and laptops etc via non-contact repairs. We’re offering a half price, $30, call-out for level 3. If you need help with anything to do with your computer give us a call!

How will it work?

ONE - if you have a problem that REQUIRES us to be in your home e.g. your internet isn't working. Then we can come to your place wearing our PPE (mask, gloves and using our own keyboard and mouse)observe social distancing while we fix your computer.

TWO - if the repair does NOT require us to enter your home e.g. your laptop just isn't starting up e.g. you have viruses popping up OR anything else we could fix in our workshop, then we will arrange a time to pick up the computer call when we are outside and get you to put the computer outside and close the door, one of our tech's will get it (we'll be wearing mask and gloves).

Under level 3 we cannot allow any drop off to the workshop to our workshop at 160b Selwyn Street, Christchurch. That is why we decided to offer our call-out at HALF PRICE ($30). (If you live outside Christchurch the charge is higher but still reduced). To help with the non-contact we'll take payment over the phone or by internet banking.

I hope you are all doing well under these tricky conditions. Well done New Zealand - keep up the good work! Enjoy your Anzac Weekend.

Matthew Gilling

Computer Help NZ

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P.S. We'll be resuming our normal business hours 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday