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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Virus Alert!

There is a new virus going around called Security Tool 2011. The virus seems to be transmitted by victims clicking on links to websites in emails or web pages. These websites are infected in such a way, that the virus is downloaded in the background, without you knowing. After you are infected, messages pop up suggesting that you have many infections in your system, and that you need to purchase the full suite to remove them. This is a classic fake-alert, designed to get your credit card details.

If you think you have been infected, contact us here, and we will arrange to fix your computer.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Internet Addresses Running Out!

The world's allocation of IP addresses will be exhausted in a matter of weeks. This will mean that Internet Service Providers will need to start sharing addresses, or implement IPv6 protocols.

At the moment, we are running on IPv4 protocols, which allows roughly 4 billion addresses. With the popularity of the Internet in the late 90's and the prevalence of mobile computing devices, all requiring their own unique IP address, the pool of addresses is predicted to run out this year. The long term solution is IPv6, which will allow 3.4*10^38 addresses (that is 34 with 37 zeros after it!)

On June 8, there will be a global test run of the new protocol, to make sure there are no problems before a wide scale implementation.

What do you need to do? When the Australian ISP's go over to IPv6, we will need to upgrade our routers, modems and other Internet connectivity equipment to be able to communicate using the new protocols. Stay tuned to to hear more!

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Processors are Out!

Both Intel and AMD have developed new processors which will both be availbe this quarter. What does this mean for you? If you are in the market for a new computer, and want something faster, wait about 2 months or so. By then, the new processors will be out, meaning the price of "older" models (those in the 6-12 month range) will drop!

Stay tuned to our blog at, or our store at to see the performance specs and prices on the models!!!

(see full article at itwire)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Prevent Data Loss!

Do you backup your data on a regular basis? If not, now is the time to act! External hard drives with hundreds of gigabytes of storage are at an all time low, and an automated backup script can be setup so you don't have to worry about your backups at all.

If you have fallen victim to a hard drive failiure, there is hope via a data recovery. There is a good chance that most of your data is intact if your drive still spins up!

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