Category Archives: Security

Epson printer issues after windows update

We had a client yesterday who still uses dot matrix printers for delivery notes, invoices etc. Anyway, they were not able to print to any of the Epson LQ590 printers. The job would be sent to the printer but it … Continue reading

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This changes everything….

Every so often something comes along that really does change how things work and only last week this happened again, the implications are far reaching for the IT industry. As you may be aware the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has … Continue reading

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Beware of the hoax

I have just had from a client what appears to be the latest scare, which will inevitably result in some kind of infection. This is how it looks, which by the way appears very genuine. From: Abuse Department [mailto:abuse-uk-irl@ripe.net] Sent: … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Essential free to SMB’s

Yesterday Microsoft announced that as from early October (no actual date as yet) it will be making Microsoft Security Essentials available for small businesses with up to 10 PC’s FREE OF CHARGE. If you are not already aware of it … Continue reading

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Remove XP Anti-Malware

Since I have had to remove this from 2 computers today, which coincidently were both running AVG, I thought I would post up the way to remove it from an ‘infected’ computer. NOTE: These instructions are intended as a guideline … Continue reading

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Trend Worry-Free Business Security

We have started to roll out as number of Trend Worry-Free Business Security installations in the last week or so and have run in to the same problem each time. Each of the installations have been to Microsoft Small Business … Continue reading

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There’s a price on yer head

Some of you may have read that latest news that Microsoft has put out a $250,000 reward to find who is behind the Conficker worm that is said to have infected as many as 12 million computers.  They are doing … Continue reading

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Security via Interguard

I have just had the heads-up from a good friend of mine to let me know that he will be sending over my copy of Interguard software for home, laptop and corporate security.  All being well I should have the … Continue reading

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Spam prevention

Recently we had some problems with our DNS provider for the business which caused us to look at moving the domain over to another more reliable provider.  In the end we decided to settle with hosting the DNS with pipex … Continue reading

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The enemy within…..

Following on from the recent security theme I would like to carry this on a little further and discuss an aspect of security in business that may not always be so obvious to everyone.  Most individuals will be aware of … Continue reading

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