Some excellent tips about your computer's behavior and the likelihood of a virus infection. We're seeing an uptick in infected machines, so stay safe and be aware! Think your computer has a virus? We can clean it AND secure/update it to help prevent future infections. Just cleaning off a virus is not enough!


10 Tell Tale Signs of A Malware Infection Many modern forms of malicious…
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10 Tell Tale Signs of A Malware Infection Many modern forms of malicious software (malware) harboured by computers is created to survive as long as… – Lojix Net – Google+

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  • Some useful information if you plan to buy a new router soon. Not sure what all the jargon means? We can help! We stock a variety of routers to meet your needs and can help you choose.


    The Features That Matter on Your Next Router (and the Ones That Don't)
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    Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand a ton of technical terms, from "beamforming" to "MIMO" and "dual band". Some of these are useful, but others are marketing fluff. Let's dive in and separate the useful from the r…

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  • 'The Cloud' is all the rage now, but what if it ends up disappearing? What if companies find they just can't make money to justify the services? Will you be able to get your data out? Cloud storage is a GREAT thing right now, but anyone using Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, or any similar service should be backing their cloud folders up to local storage. Not sure how to protect your data for the long haul? Let us help!

    The Day the Cloud Died: Planning for Cloud Failure – EnterpriseStorageForum.com
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    Cloud computing failure is far from a remote option, so businesses must have a plan to handle partial or complete cloud outages.

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  • It's Patch Tuesday – is your PC updated? Take the hassle out of updating Windows, Adobe, and Oracle products. Sign up for My ITXpert and we'll proactively monitor your PC for updates, changes that slow it down, and software that extends your boot time. Plus get 1-2 hours of free remote support from our Xpert Technicians! http://myitxpert.biz/


    Internet Explorer stars in monster October Patch Tuesday
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    Triple patch match as Oracle and Adobe pile on the pain

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  • Having trouble getting online today? If you have a Belkin router – this may be why. Belkin has released a workaround.


    Borked Belkin routers leave many unable to get online
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    Many ISPs, models appear affected—with a DNS problem apparently to blame.

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  • We got a pleasant surprise today! Thanks to all who voted us Best Computer Repair in Mebane!

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  • Always be careful what you install on your computer, and research what it is online. Especially if it's free. Software like this can put your online accounts at serious risk. In this day and age, emailing keystrokes unencrypted over the Internet is criminally negligent. There are much better ways to try and protect your children online with Windows Vista and higher having built in parental controls and numerous browser extensions/applications that can help you track what your children are doing online. But as an IT professional I've found that upfront discussions with kids about the dangers online coupled with the threat of active monitoring can do far more.


    U.S. Police Are Giving Away Keylogging Software as a 'Safety' Measure
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    For years, local law enforcement agencies around the country have told parents that installing ComputerCOP software is the "first step" in protecting their children online.

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  • We just finished the construction and wiring of a new gaming desktop for a student headed off to college. Today's cases allow for all wiring to be done behind the components for a very clean build – maximizing airflow. Looking to upgrade your power/gaming system? IT Xpress can help!

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  • If you aren't using PushBullet, you should be. You can basically push ANYthing between your devices. Computers, phones, AND friends. Best part for me? You can get smartphone notifications auto-pushed to one or more computers. Trivial to setup! Highly recommend.


    Pushbullet – Your devices working better together
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    Your devices working better together. Pushbullet connects your devices, making it easy and automatic to share almost anything between them. laptop. browser. mobile. Sign up now. tablet. desktop. friends. Pushbullet in action …

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  • This is very true – those desk computer cabinets cause hot air to recirculate, reducing your computer's lifespan. Even with the door open, since many computers now intake air from the side – usually the hot air that was just blown out the back.


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    This issue is no laughing matter, folks.

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  • Not all of our data recoveries are running diagnostics on a hard drive. We occasionally will get broken flash drives in with critical user data on the chip. With some delicate soldering, we can usually re-establish connection to the drive and get your data back!

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  • IT Xpress will be closed today, June 10th, while we do a full network upgrade for a client. Does it seem like your network goes up and down often? We can help!

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  • This is a very useful list for power users…


    Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand
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    Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there's another class of app that gets less attention: the apps that are insanely useful to have in your back pocket on the rare occasions you need them. Here are 10 of our favor…

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  • A customer had a hard drive failure and needed their system repaired. We installed a new Solid State Drive instead of a normal hard drive. This cost them approximately $40 more than the normal repair. The result? Windows 7 boots completely ready to use, with everything started up, in less than 30 seconds from the time you press the power button. Programs start almost instantly.

    Looking to give your computer a turbo boost? For $200 or less, we can install a solid state or hybrid drive and drastically improve the performance of your computer (laptop or desktop). Call today!

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  • If you can upgrade your aging Windows XP machine, absolutely do so (we can help you make the Windows 8.1 transition easy – with a Start Menu!). But if you're not ready to upgrade, here is a way to continue getting Windows XP security updates for a few years…


    Receive New Windows XP Security Updates For The Next 5 Years | Lifehacker Australia
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