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Use Google Chrome and Firefox sync to sync/backup your bookmarks and passwords between computers.

Use Google Chrome and Firefox sync to sync/backup your bookmarks and passwords between computers.

If you use Firefox or Chrome and do not know about syncing your browser, you may be losing out on what you use the most when you move between computers.  Sync, for both browsers, allows you to sync your bookmarks, passwords and other files so you have access to them no matter where you are browse.  It also creates moving to a new computer much easier important all your settings. Sync is a great feature that helps users who move from location to location or simply have multiple computers in one home.  You can also sync mobile devices and tablets.  It also allows you to backup all your internet settings to one place. Google Chrome Sync Open up Google Chrome and click the “3 bar Icon” in the top right hand of the browser window. Now, click “Sign in to Chrome” from the drop down menu. If this is your first time using Chrome Sync, you want to make sure you have a Google account or service set up. If not, you will need to create one and you want to do this from a secure computer. Once you are ready to go, enter your login details and click “Sign in” to get started with Google Chrome Sync. Let it sync all the items you request and everything should be being backed up to your new account.  You can do the same on another computer and mobile device If you wish to turn off this feature in the future do the same under settings and disconnect, you can also delete all data from the computer at that point. Firefox...
How can we change or reset a windows password? what if I’ve forgotten and can’t login?

How can we change or reset a windows password? what if I’ve forgotten and can’t login?

There’s a few ways to change your windows password: Windows 7/8/10 Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE when logged into windows and choose change password (this doesn’t work if signed into a Microsoft account) Sign into another user account, go to accounts in control panel, manage other accounts and choose remove password. Try booting the PC into Safe Mode (press F8 on startup).  When it boots up you may have a option of a Administrator account If you can’t login to the PC at all if you’ve forgotten or don’t know the password – Windows 7: Step 1: Boot from a windows Installation CD or USB (it doesn’t matter which one as long as it’s windows 7/8). As soon as you turn on PC choose boot device options maybe F2/F8/F10 and select/USB/CD if no option choose hit Del to enter BIOS screen, choose boot options and make sure the CD/USB is at the top of the list. You may also be able to boot the computer by pressing the F8 key and selecting repair my computer.  This doesn’t require a installation CD/USB Step 2: When your computer boots from the CD/USB, you should click repair your computer option, then choose Command Prompt from various options. Step 3: Recover Windows 7 Password with Commands. 3-1 Type: copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\f 3-2 Type: copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe 3-3 Exit installation CD/USB, and reboot your PC as normal. Step 4: Reset Windows 7 Password. While Windows login screen appears, press the Shift key 5 times to bring up the command line interface. Now type command net user <your name> <your new password>. For example, net user Robert Anything098...
TalkTalk Hack, security tips

TalkTalk Hack, security tips

Telecoms provider TalkTalk is investigating a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” on its website in which some of its customer data may have been accessed.  There’s been other similar incidents too with big tech firms. The phone and broadband provider said it was too early to know what data had been stolen. Unfortunately, many attackers target the vulnerable in the wake of a big cyber-attack, trying to trick them into handing over more of their personal information. So what can you do to try to protect yourself from danger? Beware of scam calls Be wary if you receive any telephone calls claiming to be from TalkTalk, especially if the caller asks you for private information. TalkTalk & other big provders never asks customers to give their full passwords or Pin codes over the telephone. “If you’re talking to somebody, think whether what you are saying is exactly the kind of information which would open up your bank account,” Daniel Dresner from the University of Manchester told BBC Breakfast. “These companies don’t ask for that kind of information.”  If you are not sure whether a call from TalkTalk or other provider is genuine, ask for a reference number and call the company back yourself. Be careful with emails too Attackers can send very convincing emails that look like they are from TalkTalk but are actually trying to gather your personal information. They may even refer to the cyber-attack in an attempt to appear genuine. Be suspicious if an email asks you to reply with personal information or click on a link. Criminals can set up official-looking websites to harvest your account...

How can I restore a missing/deleted/overwritten folder or file? Previous Versions and File History

People ask us if they can restore a file or folder easily.  You can try the methods below and also speak to us about further backup options such as DataShell Windows 7 If the file or folder is missing you may want to first try a search to see if it’s accidentally been moved to another folder.  If you delete or overwrite a file and you can’t see the item(s) in recycle bin you can use the Previous versions function within system restore of windows to try and recover previous versions of folders and files.  See videos below too. Navigate to the folder or file on the network or PC that you wish to recover. Right click on the folder containing the item you wish to recover and select Properties from the menu that appears. On the Properties window, click the Previous Versions tab. Highlight the version date of the item that you want to recover. If there are no version dates listed, either the item was not on the network/PC space long enough for a copy to be made. While there are several options for recovering an item, we recommend using the View & Copy method.  To copy the contents of the folder, click on the appropriate folder and then click open. A Windows Explorer window will open with the contents of the previous version of the folder. Right-click on the item that you wish to recover and select the Copy menu item. Navigate to the location on your machine where you wish the item to reside and select the Paste menu item. Open a new Windows Explorer window by double-clicking the computer icon in order to...

Confirming your Domain names from ICANN

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) look after all domain name registrations. Make sure you confirm any of your Domain names if you get a e-mail from them asking you to confirm your details.  If not they can suspend your domain freezing your website(s) and e-mail.  You may also get a suspension page on your website(s) As of January 1, 2014 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will mandate that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the Registrant WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Registrant contact modifications. Frequently asked questions Why was my domain suspended? ICANN requires that the domain registrant’s contact information or changes to the registrant’s WHOIS information be verified within 15 calendar days. If the data is not verified in this timeframe, ICANN mandates that the website be suspended pending the verification. How can I remove the suspension on my domain? The suspension of the domain will be removed after the WHOIS information is successfully verified. Please update the WHOIS information with complete and accurate contact details through your domain service provider. Once updated you will recieve a new verification email. Once the suspension is removed, when will my website come back online? We estimate it may take 24 to 48 hours for the website to come back online. Who is ICANN? ICANN is responsible for the coordination of the global Internet’s systems of unique identifiers and, in particular, ensuring its’ stable and secure operation. ICANN maintains policies and specifications for registrars and registrants to abide by. What is WHOIS? WHOIS services provide public access to data on...