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Did your internet stop working Tuesday/Wednesday giving the error “DNS server isn’t responding” or something similar? If so, make sure to check your Avast Virus Definitions for updates. There was an error in the virus definitions that blocked DNS lookup requests. The issue has already been corrected in the 8/14/2018[...]

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Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker to embed malicious code inside a document file, tricking users into running malware onto their computers. Discovered by researchers at Cymulate, the bug abuses the ‘Online Video’ option in Word[...]

The post Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer — The Hacker News appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Intel announced in April that they are stopping work on microcode updates for certain older processors in regards to Spectre Variant 2 vulnerabilities. While that likely doesn’t mean much to most people, it does pose an interesting dilemma. Next, even though some older computers can run Windows 10, there could[...]

The post Security Vulnerabilities: Is it time for a new computer? appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

We’ve been asked a few times over the years why we don’t offer a free diagnostic service. Many other companies in the area offer it for free, so why not us? There are actually a few reasons and it pretty much boils down to some of our Core Values as a[...]

The post Free Diagnostics and our Core Values: our 2¢ worth. appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Love is in the air (and hopefully Spring is on its way as well). It may be odd to think about, but our computers could use a little love and some extra TLC right now. There have been a lot of new exploits, vulnerabilities, viruses, and the like coming out[...]

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There has been a lot of news lately regarding vulnerabilities, exploits, ransomware, and viruses on computers and mobile devices. It doesn’t matter what operating system (like: Windows 10, MacOS or iOS, Android, or Linux) you are using, what hardware you have (AMD, ARM, or Intel CPU Chips, for example), or even how new[...]

The post How-to Install new Anti-Virus Security Software appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

There has been a lot of news lately regarding vulnerabilities, exploits, ransomware, and viruses on computers and mobile devices. It doesn’t matter what operating system (like: Windows 10, MacOS or iOS, Android, or Linux) you are using, what hardware you have (AMD, ARM, or Intel CPU Chips, for example), or even how new[...]

The post How-to Install new Anti-Virus Security Software appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

What is fragmentation and should I be concerned? Think of your hard drive as a library and every file on your computer is a book, except your Windows computer doesn’t really care if your “book” fits in any particular location on a shelf. It doesn’t even care if an entire page[...]

The post Is “Defragging” my computer important? Why? appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of calls dealing with internet and wireless issues. While some have been due to malware/virus infections or hardware issues, many have been related to a similar cause… Microsoft Updates. Microsoft has been releasing a lot of updates recently. As is somewhat common, these updates[...]

The post My wireless isn’t working! What we’re seeing & a simple fix for most… appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

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10:54 pm 🌓 First Quarter Moon
🌓 First Quarter Moon
Jun 17 @ 10:54 pm – Jun 18 @ 12:59 am
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10:31 am June Solstice
June Solstice
Jun 20 @ 10:31 am – 11:31 am
In the northern hemisphere, this marks the first day of summer and is the day with most hours of light in the year — when the Sun is farthest north. In the southern hemisphere, this is your winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year. Click to print (Opens[...]
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all-day Mercury Retrograde Ends
Mercury Retrograde Ends
Jun 21 all-day
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1:40 pm 🌕 Full Moon
🌕 Full Moon
Jun 24 @ 1:40 pm – Jun 25 @ 12:59 am
This is the last of three supermoons for 2021. The Moon will be near its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. (12% larger than when it is at it’s smallest and most distant from earth, or apogee.) This full moon was known[...]
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4:11 pm 🌗 Last Quarter Moon
🌗 Last Quarter Moon
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9:37 pm 🌕 Full Moon
🌕 Full Moon
Jul 23 @ 9:37 pm – Jul 24 @ 12:59 am
In the northern hemisphere, Native American tribes called this the Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Thunder Moon and the Hay Moon. In the southern hemisphere, this is the[...]
Jul
28
Wed
all-day Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Jul 28 all-day
BUMMER! The nearly full moon will block all but the brightest meteors. But if you are patient, you should still be able to catch a few of the more exciting ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can[...]
Jul
31
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8:16 am 🌗 Last Quarter Moon
🌗 Last Quarter Moon
Jul 31 @ 8:16 am – Aug 1 @ 12:59 am
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