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Tech Glossary: What is a Virus? Virus is a term that is thrown around a lot. The easiest way to describe it is to think about your computer like the human body. A virus is an infection with varying degrees of severity. Some are just mild annoyances, eg. sluggish response,[...]

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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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One of the most frequent things we hear when a client brings us their computer is, “I think I have a virus!”   Honestly, it can be difficult to tell if you have a virus and to be honest, it really is better to be safe than sorry. Even scarier[...]

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One of the most frequent things we hear when a client brings us their computer is, “I think I have a virus!”   Honestly, it can be difficult to tell if you have a virus and to be honest, it really is better to be safe than sorry. Even scarier[...]

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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[...]

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Lately, we’ve notice a rise in the number of calls from people who have fallen victim to Microsoft Support Scams.  This isn’t a new problem and it has had several iterations, including phone calls. The current “version” is rather persistent. It normally starts as a pop-up, often filling the entire screen,[...]

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Issue: Sometimes computers act up, and as a last resort you have to “hard power off” your computer by pressing and holding the power button until it turns off, then waiting a few seconds, then turn it back on again. You login, but things seem to not be running as[...]

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This last holiday season (November and December) it seemed that we saw less viruses than normal, though it seems that advertisements containing viruses are on the rise. Here are some examples of malware and potential viruses in advertisements, or seemingly helpful system notices. We received these pop-ups on our mobile device[...]

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Are you sick and tired of Windows 7 or Windows 8.x constantly offering you ‘friendly’ reminders to upgrade to Windows 10? These, for many, have turned very, very, very annoying, and for those who have attempted to go to Windows 10, and failed miserably… it’s only a constant irritation and complete with[...]

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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
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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[...]
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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[...]
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8:16 am 🌗 Last Quarter Moon
🌗 Last Quarter Moon
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all-day Saturn at Opposition
Saturn at Opposition
Aug 2 all-day
The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. Saturn will appear brightest in 2021 during the last days of July and the first days of August. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and[...]