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I’ve been running into this issue with my home users more and more frequently so I thought I should do a little research and post some helpful information.

If you’re browsing the web and you see a security warning, beware. You might not need to beware; fake security warnings advertising rogue security software known as “scareware” is on the rise. This video will give you insights into this new scam https://youtu.be/0Z3hUfo5ISc .

What we don’t like seeing at http://hncomputers.com/ is our customers being scared of their computer or the things they see when browsing the web.

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apple-touch-icon-57x57apple-touch-icon-72x72Preventative Maintenance Ideas for Laptops
Most physical damage to laptops can be prevented: The first thing you should never do: Never walk around with your laptop ac adaptor plugged in. What we see happen is the cord will get wrapped around something while you’re walking away, the cord gets yanked out of the receptacle which will either dismount the receptacle from the cradle that holds it in place. Sometimes it will actually break the cradle. We can fix that most the the time with some creative engineering however sometimes in worse case scenarios the entire bottom of the laptop will have to be replaced. So never carry the machine with the power adaptor plugged in.
We also see lots of spills in laptops. The best thing to do if you’re not using the unit is to close the lid, even if you do spill on it your chances of not completely ruining the machine is greatly diminished.
IF YOU DO SPILL IN THE MACHINE, SHUT IF OFF IF IT’S ON, IF IT’S OFF LEAVE IT OFF. CALL US. WE CAN SAVE THE MACHINE IF, AND ONLY IF YOU DO NOT TURN ITON.
We can take it apart and ensure everything is dry and clean, test the parts and then power it on.

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We will provide tips weekly on a variety of topics that focus on home users. We’ll tell you about viruses to look out for, wireless network issues, online scams, liquid spills, new computer setup, installing or upgrading a part, or removing sneaky malware like the one packaged on your new computer. Take a look at this article to find out how to remove the Superfish malware! It’s a great read on the Ars Technica website.

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