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March 25, 2019

Are you keeping your software up to date?

So only a month ago you were applying Operating System updates, you turn on your machine and it turns out there are more updates to be installed. Do you just install the updates or how often do you dismiss them because you’re in the middle of an important piece of work?

It can be too easy to dismiss an important update, however if those updates include security patches you can be putting your data at risk.

With the constant rise of Malwareand Ransomware applying security patches is critical to a business, if there is a breach then the whole network is at risk.

CHTSIwork with companies across Yorkshire to deploy automated monitoring and protection, with [...]

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March 24, 2019

Types of Malware and how it impacts your computer

The term Malware is thrown around too often but what does Malware mean?

The term Malware is often used when discussing security and tools to prevent infection from attackers or malicious content. There can be various types of Malware that can cause utter devastation to your computer systems. For example Malware such as Adware, Ransomware, Spyware.

What are the signs that I might be affected?

Often there is a clear indication that you are affected but sometimes it is not so obvious, some signs that your are affected are:

Crashing Emails sent from your account without your knowledge Freezing Issues connecting to networks Pop-up ads Programs running or shutting down [...]
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March 23, 2019

Computer Slow? Maybe Time For An SSD

When we talk about a slow computer the main cause is often due to the machine being fitted with a mechanical drive, we call this a harddrive (HDD). A typical HDD is often 7200 RPM but some machines are fitted with 5400 RPM drives, it is these drives that begin to slow down over time.

What is a HDD?

With a HDD that is a mechanical drive is a magnetic platter that spins while it is either read from or written too. Parts from a mechanical drive begin to slow and degrade over time, with wear and tear on parts you may boot up one day to find either the drive has failed or begins to present issues. Once issues occur then you are on the way to complete failure.

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March 23, 2019

OneDrive Out Of Space

Microsoft has been generous with OneDrive space by offering a default space limit of 1TB, not all companies allow employees to fill 1TB and in our experience sometimes exceed their allocated storage. We take you through a possible solution to resolve this if you think you’ve no where near reached your limit.

Employees may be allocated less space

OneDrive by design was made to sync local documents up to the Cloud, originally Microsoft forced users to have a copy on the local device and the Cloud. Lately that model changed in light of their Surface devices available with as little as 32GB onboard memory, an online only mode was inevitable.

So why would we allocate [...]

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