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How to use a Secure Password Generator for the best security

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Online security is critical in the electronic age. The last wall of defense for all of your accounts is your password. How strong is your lock on your most valuable online possessions? It had better be the strongest one that you have. Ideally,  that last...

What is Net Neutrality and Does it Affect You?

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Net neutrality is a term which refers to allowing all legal content to pass through to consumers, as well as allowing consumers to use the devices they choose in order to connect to the internet. You see, net neutrality dates back to 2003 when some...

How to Avoid Tech Support Scams

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Tech support scams are a common fear for almost every Internet user. Whether you’re a computer novice or a tech savvy wiz, those scary pop ups urging you to call in for support seem convincing. Scammers are getting smarter, which means their tactics appear more...

Is Your Gaming Rig Safe? Protect Your Gaming Rig from Intel and AMD Issues

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Intel and AMD processors are making the headlines, but the reasons are far from positive. A recently discovered security flaw in these processors propose trouble for computers everywhere.   What are these vulnerabilities that compromised so many machines? How will these security risks effect gamers and their high...

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Critical Windows Schannel Vulnerability – Why You Need the Patch NOW

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In early November, Microsoft released a patch meant to repair a critical Windows Schannel vulnerability affecting many of the Windows versions currently in use. Microsoft initially reported no knowledge of anyone actually exploiting this particular vulnerability. However, speculation is rampant that this vulnerability could be...

Keep Your Computer Healthy with Preventative Maintenance

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Did you know that every day computer use slows down your computer over time? Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your computer operating at maximum performance. West County Computers recommends preventative maintenance on computers at least twice a year for the average user, quarterly for the heavy...