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Get the Powerful Technology Services You Need in the Montrose Area

Networks Unlimited is the largest I.T. company on the Western Slope of Colorado. With that designation, we’ve got quite a large and highly skilled staff who are ready and able to help with your technology needs. Our central office is in Grand Junction, but we also have a second office location in Montrose, Colorado. This Montrose office provides the same level of service as the Grand Junction office but extends Networks Unlimited’s reach to the surrounding area that is cut off from larger communities. These areas include Gunnison, Ridgway, Ouray, …

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How to Use Networks Unlimited to get Amazing Antivirus Protection

We’ve all heard that having antivirus software installed on your computer is VERY important, but why? What does an antivirus do? Even though we hear all the time that we should have an antivirus installed on our computer, there are still 26% of computers in the world without one. Maybe those people have let their subscription lapse or were too overwhelmed to pick one. Maybe they just thought that it was a bunch of hooey and they don’t need an antivirus on THEIR computer. Those users are playing a risky …

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Outsource Your I.T. – What are the Benefits?

Why in the world would you need to outsource your I.T.? Outsourcing doesn’t always mean what you think it does. Here are a few scenarios we see all the time, where having an outsourced I.T. team can give your business the edge. Scenario 1: You’ve got a tech-minded person in the office who is doing a great job fixing things when they break, right? They might not have been hired for that position, but things are going fine. Why change something that isn’t broken? That person who happened to know …

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Why Update Your Computer or Office Equipment?

We’ve all been there; seeing that little pop up that something or other has an update for installation and ignoring it. We are all guilty of neglecting it for a while too. It just seems like SUCH an inconvenience, but it has a perfect reason to be pesky. Those updates are fixes to the software or hardware installed on your computer. Those repairs keep hackers from easily entering your system and wreaking havoc! Here are a couple more reasons to convince you just to click the update button already! Reduced …

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Signs You Might Have an Infected Computer

Have you been wondering if it is time to get your computer in for once-over? Do you think you have an infected computer? If you are experiencing any of the below issues, you might want to consider getting that bad boy a checkup. Software crashes or malfunctions Hardware glitches Loud fans Boot failures Performance issues Slowdowns Pop-ups Running out of hard drive space New browser homepage, toolbars, unwanted website access Unusual messages Programs that start automatically Antivirus suddenly disabled Your friends/family/coworkers are getting strange emails from you Peculiar desktop icons …

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It’s Always the Season for Email Scams

‘Tis the season for a lot of things, but email scams? They always seem to be in style! A bunch of people in our office received this gem yesterday. At first glance, it looks legit! They’ve got the Discover Card logo and styling down. Links, apps, and that button for Account Details are also looking very valid, but when you take a second glance, there are some things very wrong with this email. “From” email Who is Sarah Wratten? Does she like to disco? Kidding! But you can see pretty …

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Trend Micro Imposters!

Last week we received a call from one of our customers. They said someone claiming to be from Trend Micro contacted and stated Trend Micro was out of date.  The caller named Akeem gave our customer the phone number 817-386-4921. Some of our clients do have Trend Micro installed on their computer as their antivirus, and this was one of the customers. However, the software on their computer was already current and up-to-date. First of all, Trend Micro (or any of our vendors) would never call our customers directly. If …

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Mesa Land Trust – Lands for Tomorrow

Mesa Land Trust began with a small group of farmers in 1980 who wanted to protect the farmland in Palisade from being quickly built out during the growing oil shale boom. The team wasn’t sure how to shield fruit producing land from development, but they wanted to try at least. Three of the founders completed the conservation process in 1982 and very slowly grew the amount of land under conservation to 64,000 acres, present day. Of those acres, 800 are fruit producing parcels located in Palisade, with the hopes of …

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Ways Your Employees Compromise Data Security

Last week’s blog included tips on how to be proactive in your network security. One of those ways was to train your personnel. This week we will discuss why it is so important to have a trained staff. Here are five ways employees can compromise your data security. Inside Job Thinking this is an inside job is the worst one to bring up, but we will just go ahead and get it right out of the way. Yes, sometimes your employees can be so mad about something that they will …

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Cerber Malware – The Latest and Greatest…Just Not for You

Cyber criminals are at it again, and their latest and greatest favorite malware strain is called Cerber. Just like it’s Greek mythology namesake, Cerberus (Hound of Hades), it packs a punch and keeps your head spinning. Last week, four of our customers were held ransom by Cerber. We immediately started double checking and shutting down any remaining RDP (remote desktop protocol) ports that were still open, and are working diligently to beef up security measures to protect against this strain of ransomware. You might wonder why the sudden outbreak in …