Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 in place upgrade vs fresh install

As you may be aware Windows 7 is coming to the end of it’s supported life in on January 14 2020. At P1 we have been busy talking to clients about the need to upgrade, as well as the most time and cost effective options.

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NBN Top Tips.

NBN Top Tips.

NBN has been slowly rolling out across the country now for what feels like decades, and finally we are starting to see it become widespread in commercial and retail areas, where up until recently it has been sorely lacking.

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Who is spying on me?

Who is spying on me?

I must admit to being fairly blasé about my online footprint and what the Internet knows about me. I don’t do Facebook much except for messenger, I don’t have an Instagram account or do Twitter, not because Im worried about privacy or anything, it just doesn’t appeal.....

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Computer Hardware

Not all hardware is created equal.

Computers and electronic hardware has been a passion of mine for well over 20 years. I’ve always wanted to use the best, but knowing what is the best isn’t always easy. If you believe the marketing you can get a great laptop for $500 at your local retailer, why would you pay $1500 or more?

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Cloud IT Services

Is your data protected from flooding?

Recently a client came to us looking to modernise their existing IT systems to improve security, data retention and most importantly the user experience.

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Fake Emails - Please continue to be vigilant

Fake Emails - Please continue to be vigilant

A week or 3 ago I sent a warning to our clients to be aware of fake emails that contain malicious links.

Yesterday we saw a new outbreak of basically the same thing...

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Warning on the latest email scam

Warning on the latest email scam

For many of you who reading this post you are already thinking... “Here we go again, backup, blah, hacking, blah…” Weeelll… Yes, kinda, but a bit different.

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Fake request for payment  Have I been hacked?

Fake request for payment Have I been hacked?

We have had numerous reports from clients over the last few months of fake requests for payments with sometimes disturbingly accurate details associated. A typical example would be an email apparently sent from the company owner or CEO to the accounts person requesting immediate payment be made to an account listed below.

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Meltdown and Spectre!

Meltdown and Spectre!

No it’s not the title for a new DC comic, it’s the latest and possibly largest security vulnerability discovered to date. It affects every Intel processor based system and to a lesser extent AMD and ARM base systems as well. So basically every computer out there. 

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NDB coming Feb 22nd.... No not NBN, NDB

NDB coming Feb 22nd.... No not NBN, NDB

Notifiable Data Breach will be brought into effect on the 22nd of Feb 2018 and will apply to the majority of businesses with a turnover of AU$3 million or more based in Australia.

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Save on your hosting costs, but at what expense?

Save on your hosting costs, but at what expense?

Did you know you can save potentially hundreds of dollars per year on your domain and web hosting fees? You may or may not be aware that not all hosting is equal. Sure most domain hosting will allow you to have a website and email, but the finer details are usually not apparent at the start.

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Your website is in the cloud, what can possibly go wrong?

Your website is in the cloud, what can possibly go wrong?

So you've got a nice shiny website, it's gradually increasing in traffic, and generating some great clients! Well done, sounds like you've done the hard part. However have you ever considered that your website isn't invulnerable and might one day just not be there?

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6 Key questions to consider if you are buying a new lap top

6 Key questions to consider if you are buying a new lap top

Question 1 - What are the 5 most common tasks the user will be using the laptop for?

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Who's that knocking at your door?

Who's that knocking at your door?

Recently we were reviewing firewall logs for a client of ours as part of their managed IT services. We had recommended an improved remote access method, but the client had decided it wasn't worth the extra costs. However once we...

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I want Windows 10!

I want Windows 10!

The first look we have had of Window 10 looks fantastic. A fusion of the best bits from Windows 8 and earlier version such as Windows 7.

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Cryptolocker remains a real threat to your data.

Cryptolocker remains a real threat to your data.

This month we saw another Cryptolocker attack.  An employee innocently opened an email he thought was a result of a speeding fine, he inadvertently downloaded a cryptolocker virus onto his computer putting an entire network of around 40 users under threat…….. 

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What if your computer was stolen while you were away this summer?

What if your computer was stolen while you were away this summer?

Christmas is a prime time for year for break-ins, and therefore a good time to make sure you have a secure backup of your precious data before you go away for holidays.
From as little as $150 Fix IT Mobile Computer Service based in Mitcham and servicing Ringwood, Blackburn, Glen Waverley and throughout Melbourne, we can help make your holidays a little more relaxing!

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Windows 10, can Microsoft redeem themselves from Windows 8?

Windows 10, can Microsoft redeem themselves from Windows 8?

Microsoft has released some basic information so far about the features to come in Windows 10 in the much anticipated new version of Windows. Why Windows 10? That is a question that so far we have no answer for, but it looks like the wait might be worth it. This author for one will certainly be looking to upgrade his unbreakable Windows 7 O/S. Microsoft will announce more detail in the New Year. 

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HOW WE HELPED A Melbourne SOLICITOR THAT WAS STRUCK BY CRYPTOLOKCER

HOW WE HELPED A Melbourne SOLICITOR THAT WAS STRUCK BY CRYPTOLOKCER

Recently one of our proactive managed customers called on a Thursday afternoon, to say that something funny was happening.  She couldn’t access her files they were coming up as “gobbledygook” as she called it. It turned out that she had in fact contracted a particularly nasty virus referred to as “Cryptolocker” .

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Cryptolocker outbreak, read more to find out how to protect yourself.

Cryptolocker outbreak, read more to find out how to protect yourself.

In case you missed this on the news recently, there has been an increased local outbreak of the computer viruses commonly referred to as Cryptolocker or Ransomware.

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