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Five Tips To Avoid Ransomware


Ransomware and Your Computer

Five Tips To Avoid Ransomware.

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What is ransomware?

Essentially it’s a virus that puts a computer password on all your personal files. It typically attacks photos, Microsoft Word and Excel documents, PDFs and a variety of other files that are stored in your laptop or desktop computer. Once your files have been processed by the ransomware virus you will not be able to access them without getting the password or encryption key from the rat bag who invented it and got your computer infected. Here’s where it gets bad…

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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.

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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's 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”

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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.

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Computers are not just large boxes

These days computers come in many sizes - PCs, Laptops, Phones & Tablets.  Your average smartphone 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 supply 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 fast computer repairs 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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