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  • phishing What is Phishing and How to Avoid It

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="338"] Phishing not fishing! Pronounced the same and similar in technique.[/caption] What is phishing? Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises (e.g., your bank, your credit card, etc). These messages usually direct you to a spoofed website or otherwise get you to divulge ...

  • PII Tips to Protect Your Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Personally Identifiable Information aka PII[/caption] AZ Computer Techs wants to ensure that all our customers are well informed users.  Therefore, we are going to start posting some computer terms with tips that you might not have heard of and other security terms to apply to everyday use. ...

  • prevent malware Prevent Malware with these 10 Tips

    In order to prevent Malware on your computer, start the New Year off right and follow these 10 Tips below.  Most of us have had to deal with a computer virus or some sort of malware by now. It is not fun.  It is annoying, time consuming, and very frustrating. But ...

  • ransomware Ransomware – What is it?

    We recently took care of a computer that was infected with Ransomware.  You've probably heard of Malware or Spyware, but have you heard of Ransomware?  Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system. This type of malware forces its victims to pay the ...

What is Phishing and How to Avoid It

What is phishing? Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises (e.g., your bank, your credit card, etc). These messages usually direct you to a spoofed website or otherwise get you to divulge private information such as your passphrase, credit card or other information about your account. The perpetrators then use this private information to commit identity theft. One type of phishing attempt is an  [ Read More ]

AZ Computer Techs wants to ensure that all our customers are well informed users.  Therefore, we are going to start posting some computer terms with tips that you might not have heard of and other security terms to apply to everyday use.  An informed user and is an educated user. Our first term is PII or Personally Identifiable Information.  When you hear of data breaches on the news (e.g the  [ Read More ]

Prevent Malware with these 10 Tips

In order to prevent Malware on your computer, start the New Year off right and follow these 10 Tips below.  Most of us have had to deal with a computer virus or some sort of malware by now. It is not fun.  It is annoying, time consuming, and very frustrating. But since my Grandpa doesn’t follow these tips, he continues to be my best client! When our computers start slowing down or  [ Read More ]

Ransomware – What is it?

We recently took care of a computer that was infected with Ransomware.  You’ve probably heard of Malware or Spyware, but have you heard of Ransomware?  Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system. This type of malware forces its victims to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to grant access to their systems, or to get their data back.  [ Read More ]

Don’t tag me in that photo on Facebook!

Have you been tagged in a photo you do not want on Facebook?  Well, the holidays are upon us and with that comes the holiday parties. Someone is bound to have that selfie stick lurking around the corner, waiting to capture that priceless picture that you do not want your Mom or Boss seeing on Facebook. It’s happened to all of us. We’ve all been tagged in an unflattering or  [ Read More ]

DO NOT take that Facebook quiz!

You have seen it on your Facebook newsfeed and you are so tempted to click on it!  You think, “all my friends are doing it, so I think I should, too!”  But before you click on that link and take that quiz, you might want to twink twice.  And if you’ve already taken it (like someone else I know), keep reading to learn about what you should do. The quiz  [ Read More ]

6 Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

Black Friday is only one day away!  That means the holiday season is upon us!  Many of us will be buying gifts for family, friends, and loved one, and many of us will be doing it online.  Why?  It’s convenient, less hassle, you don’t have to fight the crowd, and there are some great deals to be found online! Well, scammers do not take the holidays off.  Unfortunately, they’re especially  [ Read More ]

Quick Helpful Internet Safety Tips

Here are a couple of bullet points to keep you safe on the internet!  We want you to enjoy the internet with greater confidence, knowing that you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.  Check out the list below: Stop. Think. Connect.  Before you use the internet , take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems. Don’t store sensitive unencrypted information on  [ Read More ]

What is Bloatware, because chances are, you have it installed on your machine.  Bloatware is software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk space and memory it requires. It is also unwanted software included on a new computer or mobile device by the manufacturer.  So when you buy that new Windows PC, you expect is to be blazing fast, right out of the box, right?! Unfortunately, your computer  [ Read More ]

Why does a reboot fix so many problems?

Sometimes in the tech world we want to answer the help desk phone with, “Help desk, have you restarted your computer yet?”  But with great customer service, we refrain, even though after five minutes into the conversation, rebooting a computer can actually solve many of your problems. So what’s going on here? Why does resetting a device or restarting a program fix so many problems? And why don’t geeks try  [ Read More ]

What is Phishing and

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Tips to Protect Your

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Prevent Malware with

In order to prevent Malware on your computer, start the ...

Ransomware - What is

We recently took care of a computer that was infected ...

Don't tag me in that

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