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Oct, 2016

“BANK SCAM” Beware of Phishing

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Hello, this is Mike Putnam with the Geek4Cheap Tip of the Week. This week we are going to discuss the Bank Scam otherwise known as the Phishing Scam. Recently we have experienced an elevated number of clients encountering this issue. Please everyone be careful, you can lose thousands of dollars in a blink of an eye. (Geek4Cheap services Chatham-Kent Home & Businesses for assistance please contact our Friendly staff at (519) 437-7343) Be on the lookout for Bank Scam’s requesting personal information and passwords. If you receive an email that […]

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Dec, 2015

Busting the Wi-Fi Bottleneck

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This is Mike Putnam with the Geek4Cheap Tip of the week. The holiday season is again upon us and it may be time for new electronics connecting to your home network. You may experience slow internet even though you have a performance internet package. Let’s take a look at a popular bottleneck that can keep your devices from performing properly.   There can be a bottleneck effect when attaching multiple devices on your Wi-Fi router due to the allowed bandwidth of your Wi-Fi router. Most $30-$40 routers are equipped with […]

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Aug, 2015

To Clean a Computer or Replace it? …that is the question

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Hi, this is Mike Putnam with the Geek4Cheap Tip of the week. It’s back to School time again and many of you are asking yourself if your computer should be Cleaned (Rebuilt) or Replaced. The Question: “Is this computer worth Cleaning?” This is one of the most common questions we get and it’s really not an easy one to answer. The answer lies with the client’s needs. Here are a couple questions you can ask yourself to assist in the decision. (Geek4Cheap services Chatham-Kent Home & Businesses for assistance please […]

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Aug, 2015

How safe is my Money online?

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How safe is my Money online? Hello, this is Mike Putnam with the Geek4Cheap Tip of the Week. This week we are going to discuss how Safe Your Money is online when banking, using PayPal or Credit Card transactions. (Call our Friendly staff at Geek4Cheap 519-437-7343 for Home or Business Services) How safe is online Banking and Transactions? Online banking, PayPal and Credit Card Transactions can be absolutely safe. Today’s institutions use 128-256 Bit Encryption to secure your data. It’s been estimated that this process would take millions of years […]

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Aug, 2015

WINDOWS 10 – Product Review …10 days in

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WINDOWS 10 – Product Review …10 days in Hello, this is Mike Putnam with the Geek4Cheap Tip of the Week. This week we are going to discuss the first 10 days of Windows 10. (Call our Friendly staff at Geek4Cheap 519-437-7343 for Home or Business Services)   On July 29 Microsoft launched its latest operating system, the much anticipated Windows 10. Let’s look at where we are 10 day’s into its launch.   Windows 10 Product Review   Install: Our first step is to sign up and download. Microsoft hit […]

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Apr, 2015

How to Prevent Your Computer from being HACKED

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Hi, Mike Putnam here with the Geek4Cheap Tip of the week. This week we are going to discuss How to Prevent Your Computer from being Hacked. (Call our Friendly staff at Geek4Cheap 519-437-7343 for Home or Business Services) There has been a lot of talk lately about hacking in the news; concerned clients have asked us how to take steps to help protect them. Here are five steps that you can take to ensure your computer is protected. STEPS Prevent Hacking Step 1 Perform required software updates for your operating […]

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Apr, 2015

Beware of Microsoft Scam! “They” Say Your Computer Has a Virus

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Beware of Microsoft Scam! “They” Say Your Computer Has a Virus Hello, this is Mike Putnam with the Geek4Cheap Tip of the Week. This week we are going to discuss the Microsoft Telephone Scam. (Geek4Cheap services Chatham-Kent Home & Businesses for assistance please contact our Friendly staff at 519-437-7343) I received a “Scam” phone call, and I want to warn you so others don’t fall for it. The scammer pretends to be from Microsoft (or some other legitimate company) to trick you. The Scam is designed to scare you into […]

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Apr, 2015

Living with Alzheimer’s

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  Hello, this is Mike Putnam with the Geek4Cheap Tip of the Week. This week I want to pass along a tip that helped one of our clients living with Alzheimer’s. (Geek4Cheap services Chatham-Kent Home & Businesses for assistance please contact our Friendly staff at (519) 437-7343) Yesterday I was fortunate to spend time with a great business man in our community. He has been operating his business for over forty years and is one of the true pillars in our great city. Unfortunately he has been faced with Alzheimer […]

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