Hurry, Windows 7, and 8.1 Users!

Microsoft will not be putting in the work necessary to make new hardware work with older versions of Windows. The old operating systems will lack the latest updates and they might not function properly. This new policy doesn’t mean that Windows 7 and 8.1 are no...

Google Takeout!…And possibly your photos.

I know we’ve all been there.  Trying desperately to get all the pictures out of someone’s iCloud account.  It’s frustrating.  Thankfully using the iCloud for PC app seems to work and we can, relatively, easily get those photos into a computer from...

Protect yourself from the WannaCrypt ransomware.

Microsoft pushes security update to older versions of windows, provides guidance to customers. Malwarebytes 3.0 and Malwarebytes Enterprise already protect against ransomware like WannaCrypt. MCW highly recommends either one of these version to stay safe online....

DON’T CALL – IT’S A SCAM!

We have been getting a countless amount of calls to our San Diego office regarding the “Zeus Virus” and multiple other popups saying to call a certain 1-800 number. A large portion of these popups will “lock” you out of your computer so that...

Your Wireless Router Could Bottleneck!

Time Warner is now Spectrum and as a result, internet speeds have increased.  The base level of speed should be up over 100 Mbps with options to go higher than that.  Cox has had broadband cable modem speeds over 100 Mbps for years now.  If that's the case in your...

Setting up a VPN as a Secondary Connection

(For those who know how to set up a VPN) -Open up Network and Sharing -Change Adapter Settings -Right click VPN Connection Icon -Hit Properties -Click on the Networking Tab -Click on the IPV 4 properties -Hit the advanced tab -UNCHECK the :use default gateway on...

Windows 10 and the Upgrade Process – revised

Clients in San Diego are constantly asking us about Windows 10.  It's been out for 6 months now and this is based on nearly 100 experiences with the upgrade process and the operating system itself.  We want to first firmly say that we love Windows 10 and think...

A Note About Windows 10 Upgrades

Clients in San Diego are constantly asking me about Windows 10 and the upgrade process on their Windows computers and laptops.  It's been out for a few months now and this is based on dozens of experiences with the upgrade process and the OS itself we have...