Microsoft pulls botched patch KB 3114409 that triggered problems with Outlook 2010


If you are using MS outlook 2010 and noticed something different around or after 12/8/15 please read this article. It seems Microsoft had a major issue with a update (#4409) and it caused outlook to only open in safe mode. The article points you to a MS page that tells you how to remove the patch to fix this.

Could someone be watching you through your webcam?


A few weeks ago in Toronto, Chelsea Clark and her boyfriend were snuggling in their own home watching Netflix together on his laptop. This sounds very similar to what lots of people do to relax at home in the evening. What makes this story stand out is that someone was in the room with them…

Critical Flash exploit could make your PC a brick


Feel safe with your fully-patched computer? If you use Flash and land on the wrong website, you may get a virus or even a cryptolocker that renders your machine unusable. That’s because a sophisticated “zero-day” exploit stolen from Hacking Team has now been released into the wild. As a reminder, Hacking Team is the infamous outfit that supplies US law enforcement and various governments around the world with digital spying tools. However, the company suffered an embarrassing attack on its own servers, and among the 400GB of data stolen were some nasty tools originally intended for use by agencies like the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

Security experts say attackers have now unleashed those tools on the internet, leaving all computers vulnerable until Adobe patches Flash, which it’s expected to do tomorrow. Malwarebytes called it “one of the fastest documented cases of an immediate weaponization in the wild, possibly thanks to the detailed instructions left by the Hacking Team.” So what can you do about it? Obviously, be careful about which sites you visit, but you may also want to either enable “click-to-play” for the Flash plug-in or disable it completely, as detailed by How-To Geek.

Source: Engadget, Malwarebytes

To protect yourself until Adobe updates flash to prevent the exploit please install this:

Cloud Storage Options


With our busy lives and everything mobile it’s difficult not to need some type of cloud for your data. It does not really matter whether it is photos or documents, cloud backup could not only save you from a disaster, but allow you to access those files from anywhere.

It does not matter whether you’re using windows/IOS/Android/etc… we all need mobility as well as security. There are a lot of free and paid cloud storage options for everyone. Remember you do not have to use just one either, you can use as many as you need. They all offer some different features as well as usability, so you could try them all to see what best fits you.

Here are some of the popular options:(In no particular order)

Microsoft OneDrive – 15GB* of free storage and paid storage options

Access your photos and files from almost anywhere, store them, and share them.


Google Drive – 15GB* of free storage and paid storage options

Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more.


Dropbox – 2GB* of free storage and paid storage options

Store, synchronize and share files online with public access.


Box – 10GB* of free storage and paid storage options

Box offers secure content management and collaboration for individuals, teams and businesses, enabling secure file sharing and access to your files online.


*Free storage amounts will change, this is correct as of writing this post.

15 years and we have you to thank!

15 years and we have you to thank

15 years and we have you to thank


2015 marks our 15th year, in order to keep our site current we have a new updated look. We hope you enjoy the new site, it of course is mobile friendly while you are on the go. Please check out our social media pages on the top of the page.

We strive to make your life with a computer, just a little easier.

Wishing you the best for the future!

Update Tuesday


6-9-15 Marks the second Tuesday of the month and that means windows updates are rolling out. If you do not have auto-update enabled, make sure you update your pc.

Amazon Phishing Email


There is a new phishing email circulating today that appears to be from Amazon letting you know your order has been confirmed. This is another phishing email. Please do not open it or click on any links. Permanently deleted immediately . IF you did order something from Amazon, login to your account to check the status.

Windows 10


Windows 10 is on the horizon, Microsoft has announced that there will be 7 different shades(versions) of it’s newest operating system.

What we know so far:

What is it? A complete update for Windows
When is it out? Definitely summer, but likely late July 2015
What will it cost? For Windows 7 and 8.1 users, it will be free for one year

How to deal with a lost or stolen phone.

news_techUnless you regularly sync and back up the data stored in your phone or tablet, you’ll lose it when you lose your device.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Tracking, locking, and wiping – many anti-theft apps have a way to remotely turn on the LED flash, play an alert sound, and enable the gyroscope sensors, history maps, and remote wipe features.
    • Android – Try to track your device with the Android Device Manager. This app helps you to locate your device, reset your device PIN code, and erase all data on the phone.
    • iPhoneFind My iPhone app can help you locate your phone and track it online or by using another device. You can also lock your device remotely to prevent anyone from using your device, as well as wipe your data and restore it to factory defaults.
  • Change your passwords – If you can’t recover the device or have the means to track it, lock it, or wipe it remotely, you can at least make sure that your data is secure by changing your passwords right away. List down the apps and online accounts that you allowed your device to access and reset your passwords for all of them to prevent anyone from getting into your accounts through your lost device. This also protects your contacts from possible scams done using your credentials. Remember to use unique and complex passwords, and something that is completely different from your previous ones.
  • Inform your carrier – call your service carrier immediately to allow them to block calls and transactions being made using your line.
  • File a report – while recovering your device on your own might work, it’s important to document the theft that occurred. Your local authorities could assist you in obtaining a reference number for your insurance (if you’re covered) to help you claim on your loss.