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Mike Hurt

Store Manager

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Managed IT Service Provider Terms to Know

Posted by Mike Hurt on Aug 27, 2019 2:26:00 PM

Working with a managed IT service provider (MSP) is very different from having IT personnel on staff. They may not be in the office, but the MSP is very knowledgeable and can offer support 24 hours a day—not just from 9 to 5. Sometimes, you may feel like you are speaking a different language. We have broken down the top 10 terms you should be comfortable with to help make communication with your MSP a little easier: 

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Topics: managed IT services, IT questions

My Computer’s Been Infected! What Do I Do?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 31, 2019 1:50:00 PM

We all risk accidentally downloading dangerous malware while browsing the internet. Malicious software can slow our computers, leak sensitive information, and even lead to heavy financial losses. While a few simple techniques can remove many viruses, malicious software is growing more sophisticated, and consulting trained professionals is the most effective way to keep your computer and your data safe. 

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Topics: computer repair, computer security, IT questions

Computer Security Tips for Students

Posted by Mike Hurt on Mar 1, 2019 2:26:03 PM

A malfunctioning or virus-ridden computer is a nightmare for any student who's trying to research online or save their work after spending hours writing a paper. Before you fall victim to a computer that is lacking in security, use these tips to protect your device and your data. 

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Topics: computer security

Shopping Tips for Buying a Refurbished Computer

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 27, 2018 3:10:00 PM

We all need up-to-date computers for our professional and personal lives, but buying new can be incredibly expensive. With just a little research, you can buy a refurbished computer that will not only save you hundreds of dollars but can also be more reliable than a new one. 

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Topics: computer repair, computer recycling

No, Your Phone Isn’t Listening to You

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 12, 2018 12:26:00 PM

You’re out with friends chatting about a co-worker’s baby shower on Saturday afternoon. By the time you get home, your Facebook feed is showing you ads for diapers. Obviously, your phone is listening to you and showing you targeted advertisements…right?

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Topics: computer security

How to Keep Your Social Security Number Secure

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 29, 2018 5:56:00 PM

Your Social Security Number (SSN) enables government agencies to identify individuals in their records and businesses to track each individual's financial information. It was originally created to track the earnings histories of U.S. workers for use in determining Social Security benefit entitlement and calculating benefit levels. Nowadays, however, it is commonly used by both government and private entities to identify an individual and report all sorts of information, including financial data and credit history.

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Topics: managed IT services, computer security

My Computer Is SO Slow. How Can I Speed It Up?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 15, 2018 7:54:00 PM

Even if you have the patience of a saint, waiting for your computer to load can be some of the most maddening moments of your day. Those seconds (or minutes) that you wait for programs or web pages to load can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, most of the time you can get rid of those delays without too much trouble or expense. Start by asking yourself the following questions and performing the most common troubleshooting steps.

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Topics: computer security, computer maintenance

What Should I Do If My Facebook Account Is Hacked?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 1, 2018 6:03:00 PM

Many people use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to keep up with news and current events, and to entertain themselves with funny videos, games, and other content. Users’ accounts often contain a great deal of personal information, including photos of friends and family. As more and more applications integrate into the Facebook platform, it’s more important than ever to ensure the security and integrity of your Facebook account.

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Topics: computer security

Can My Mac Be Infected with a Virus?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Apr 16, 2018 7:16:00 PM

Many people are passionate about their Apple products for many good reasons. Apple’s user-friendly devices integrate easily and offer simple solutions to many consumers’ professional and personal needs. It’s a common misconception, however, that Macs are virus-proof. Although Macs are less likely to become infected with malware, spyware, or viruses, they are not immune.

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Topics: computer security

Internet Slow or Not Working at All? Try These Tips

Posted by Mike Hurt on Apr 4, 2018 7:11:00 PM

The internet has come a long way from when you had to patiently wait minutes for websites and pictures to load, but when your internet slows down, seconds of delay can feel like eons. If websites are slow to load, refresh, or time out before completing actions, or if your internet connectivity is spotty or altogether failing, start by trying these troubleshooting tips.

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Topics: computer maintenance