Keep an eye out for Fake Virus scams which can emanate from a mistyped URL it occupies.
Do not give them access to your computer remotely
Close the Browser window using whichever method is necessary, as it cannot escape the browser unless you download something from the page.
If you cannot close the browser window, right click the Task Bar or press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys to open the Task Manager, choose Show Less Details, highlight the browser and choose End Task.
If this fails hold the power button to Shut Down. If you do this Edge may reload the page when it starts back up, but it will also give you an option to Start Fresh to avoid opening the previous tabs.
Also in Edge, if you try to X out of the browser WIndow, it may present a dialogue box to end the session. The webpage is allowed to put text in the box but cannot stop it from closing the WIndows when you choose OK, so that is safe to do.
If you called the scammers and they installed anything on your PC, open Settings>Apps, organize by Date, uninstall anything on that date you didn’t install yourself.
Then run a full scan with Malwarebytes
If you paid them anything, notify your bank that you were scammed.
If you’re thinking about a new computer or laptop for yourselves or as a present for someone, well now’s a great time to start planning
Order your computer and leave a deposit to hold it and pay it off before Christmas and have it ready for the big day
I have computers and laptops in stock so come and take a look at what I have or I can advise on what would be best for your needs now and in the future whether it be a basic or a gaming computer I’m happy to help
If interested give Howard a call or send him an email
The rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)* has been paused for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating
The missing files after upgrading bug is perhaps the biggest and most
serious problem found in this new version, and it was so significant
that even forced Microsoft to stop the rollout.
Thankfully, the problem now has been fixed, and the October 2018 Update should no longer delete files after the upgrade.
The only caveat is that the fixes will not recover your files. If you upgraded to the October 2018 Update before the fixes were available and your files were deleted, you’ll need to contact the company directly. Although the Microsoft support team will help you recover your files, the company will not guarantee that you’ll get some or all of your files.
I did this update on day one and have not had any problems myself
But always best to be safe which Microsoft have done
If you’ve all ready done the update fixes are being rolled out in updates and a new release of this version of windows 10 will be out soon
This update will be coming soon in windows update so you don’t need to do anything at all Below are some of the new features
Cloud Clipboard and Clipboard history
If you are using multiple
Microsoft devices, this feature is for you. Windows 10 Version 1809 will come
with cloud clipboard option. This means that your clipboard contents will be
saved to your Microsoft account and will appear wherever you sign into your
account. Sync across devices feature is not enabled until you sign in to a
Microsoft account. You can do so by following the steps below:
Go to Settings
Go to System
Go to Clipboard
Under Sync across devices,
Click Sign in.
settings Windows 10 Version 1809
Clipboard history has also been
introduced. You will be able to see your clipboard history using a keyboard
shortcut. This feature is turned off by default. You can enable is by following
the steps below:
Go to Settings
Go to System
Go to Clipboard
Toggle Clipboard history
have enabled clipboard history, you can see the history any time by pressing Windows
Key + V.
history in Windows 10 Version 1809
Dark mode for Microsoft Apps
Dark mode is all the rage now a
days. All applications and Operating Systems including popular browsers are
introducing dark mode in their feature set. Dark mode is the inverted mode
where foreground colour become lighter and background colour becomes darker.
This helps in saving eyes from damage especially when working at night.
Microsoft has introduced dark
mode for Windows apps especially File Explorer. To enable dark mode, follow the
Go to Settings
Go to Personalization
Go to Colours
Under Choose your default
app mode, select Dark.
Enable dark mode in Windows 10
Microsoft has improved on its
virtual keyboard which is an accessibility feature in Windows. SwiftKey
keyboard is like real keyboard and it can be used on touch enabled devices.
After this improvement, people may find it easier to take tablets without a
physical keyboard instead of laptops which have a physical keyboard, especially
useful when you are travelling.
SwiftKey keyboard Windows 10
To enable SwiftKey keyboard,
follow the steps below:
Go to Settings
Go to Ease of Access
Go to Keyboard under Interaction
Under Use your device
without a physical keyboard, turn on the toggle for on-screen
Enable SwiftKey keyboard
Updated game bar and game mode
bar has been greatly improved in Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Earlier, the
game bar was just a small bar with basic settings about game mode. Now if you
press Windows Key + G to open the game bar, you will be amazed by the
amount of features included in it.
Game Mode settings in Windows 10
Now you can capture screenshots
from inside the game, record the game, record game audio etc.
Your Phone app
Windows 10 Version 1809 comes
with a much better smartphone integration. Now you can integrate your Windows
10 Phone or even Android phone. You will be able to access your photos and send
SMS using your PC instead of the phone.
Your Phone app in Windows 10
also introduced an app for sending SMS from the computer instead of the Android
phone but this requires active Internet connection to work.
EOFY is closed and now it’s too late to be thinking of buying those extra things you need so you can claim it in this years accounts
But you have another 364 days until next year closes…
Maybe it will be continued next year also?
As widely known, the Government elected to keep the $20,000 instant tax deduction in place for one more year, and with the end of financial year approaching many businesses may take advantage of the policy.
Instead of having the asset depreciate over a number of years, small businesses are now able to write off the depreciation immediately. It means that small business are more likely to buy new equipment or technology, which can make them more efficient and help them grow.
Under the rules, the definition of a small business is one with a turnover of up to $10 million.
This means a whole new raft of businesses could take advantage of the policy — but there still are a couple of caveats you should be aware of.
What kind of assets can I get?
The type of asset you can buy needs to be a depreciating asset and it needs to be worth less than $20,000.
A depreciating asset is one used in the course of business which has a limited shelf-life and is expected to decline in value.
For example, you may buy a shiny new laptop computer for your business, but in a couple of years that laptop isn’t going to be so shiny.
Previously the depreciation of the asset played out over several years – so you got a bit of a deduction one year and another one the next year and so on.
Under the government’s scheme, you get the entire thing in one hit – which makes it much simpler.
Things that qualify include:
Office or shop furniture and fittings
Display screens, kitchen equipment, signage and air conditioners
Work vehicles IT hardware such as desktop computers, servers and printers
This is the ‘National Scams Awareness Week’ resource kit. This year Scams Awareness Week runs from 21-25 May. We encourage you to share these resources with your staff, customers and stakeholders to help them identify and protect themselves from threat-based impersonation scams
Please be Careful online and when answering the phone
I keep getting ink cartridges given from my customers that are no good to them anymore
So I thought I’d list them on here
Free to a good home
So what I have…
All Generic brands
Epson 2004XL Yellow x 2
Epson 2003XL Magenta x 1
Epson 2002XL Cyan x 1
Epson 2001XL Black x 2
Epson 138 Black x 2
Calidad 922 black x 1
Calidad 922 Yellow x 1
calidad 923 Black x 1
Canon cli-8bk Black x 5
Canon cli-8y Yellow x 1
Brother Printer LC990 and many other printers too many to print See side of ink picture for more listed number
I have 1 of each colours and 1 black so a full set 4 in total
If interested in any of the above please let me know ASAP to reserve them
Stop and check is this for real: Scams awareness week 2018
Scams Awareness Week runs from 21–25 May 2018.
Australians will be urged to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to ‘Stop and check: is this for real?’.
Scammers may pretend to be from a government agency or well-known company.
Their aim is to scare you into parting with your money or personal information and if you don’t, they threaten you with fines, disconnecting your internet, taking you to court, arrest or even deportation.
More information will be published on 21st May here
I will update this post as and when more info is posted
Listed below ar a few links to show you what scams are out their