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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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Common Technology Pain Points, and Solutions!

Technology pain points. Every business has them, and they are usually small issues that people just tend to work around and not even realize it is happening. Technology is no different. There are lots of little things that can cause you and your employee’s pain (and productivity!). A lot of these issues can be solved with Managed IT Services. Managed IT Services are all the small things you don’t think about updating or doing in technology. These services are done for you by a service provider (Networks Unlimited). These can include …

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Five Rings of Security: Get the Business Network You Can Trust

People are always looking for a one-size-fits-all approach to their technology security needs. While some companies might provide that, we do things a little differently. We like to have a conversation with organizations to determine what they do, how they use technology, how much data they store, what kind of data they store, and what their biggest concerns are, just to name a few. An in-depth conversation gives us a larger picture of the customer’s wants, needs, and budgetary constraints and helps us determine the best solution for that business. …

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Best IT Practices for Employees to Avoid Cyber Security Threats

We all have heard about cyber security concerns and hackers breaching networks and compromising data from millions of people, but you also might be thinking that it only happens to big firms. In fact, 71% of data breaches happen to companies with less than 100 employees. Data breaches happen to businesses of all sizes – but we usually only hear about the large ones. Small businesses are much easier targets for hackers, and they often keep a lot of personally identifiable information in one place. This makes it easy for …

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The Five Must Haves for Network Protection

The threat landscape is ever changing, and you need to make sure your network is keeping up with those changes. A secure system includes knowing where your data is, who can access it, and what types of devices are used. Business models have changed from what they used to be with the implementation of cloud computing, a mobile workforce, and bring-your-own-devices (BYOD). Hacking is no longer a distant concern. It is industrialized, and targets are more customized and sophisticated. These are the must-haves to keep your system secure. Protection across …

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Small Business Are Targeted Most by Ransomware

With the influx of ransomware in the news and the big businesses that have been attacked by these threats, you might be thinking that will never happen to your small to medium sized business. But guess again. Cyberthieves are increasingly targeting their attacks to smaller organizations. They target the “little guys” for a couple of reasons. SMBs Pay UP Yup, smaller businesses that don’t have any other means to retrieve their data have a higher percentage that pays when the ransom comes due. SMBs sometimes don’t have proper data backups, …

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Networks Unlimited Can Assist Your Current IT Department

In this day in age, it is critical for some businesses to hire their own IT staff to take care of their technology needs. While this is an excellent idea to have someone internally that you can count on, you might also need to supplement their skills and beef up staff for specific projects. Networks Unlimited offers the supplementary services you need when you’ve got to ramp up quickly, or you have a large project coming down the pipeline or just need a little extra help. Here are some of …

Healthcare IT Compliance Standards

Security is important in today’s world. Maybe more so than it used to be due to the amount of data collected, transferred, and stored electronically. Healthcare data adds another level of security due to the HIPPA Compliance required. HIPPA requires providers and health plans take extra steps to keep medical information secure and confidential. HIPPA does not just include doctors’ offices. It also includes all businesses that perform any legal, actuarial, accounting, consulting, data aggregation, management, administrative, accreditation, or financial services to those institutions. The four types of security standards …

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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 …