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Nerd Cave Tutorial - Using Windows file and folder properties

Understanding and using Windows file and folder properties. Accessing file and folder properties in Windows will give you access to a variety of specific options for each item. There are a number of options available to you when you access the "properties" of a file or folder, like viewing specific details about a file or folder, setting a default application when you double-click a file in Windows Explorer or setting specific security and permissions for a file or folder. [ Click this link to watch a short video tutorial about Windows file and folder properties ] Also, keep The Nerd Cave in mind if you have issues with your computer.  The Nerd Cave offers REMOTE Technical Support.  Just pick up your phone and receive technical support right over the phone. Some basic maintenance checks include: Checking for slow start-up programs. Removing unwanted background programs that could be slowing down your computer. Virus and malware scanning. Making sur

Nerd Cave Update - Easily create PDF files.

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Easily create PDF files in Windows 10. PDF files have been around for a long time. They are used commonly in businesses to transfer important documents via ema il or downloading. [ Click this link to watch a short tutorial on how to create PDF files in Windows 10 ] Also, keep The Nerd Cave in mind if you have issues with your computer.   The Nerd Cave offers REMOTE Technical Support.  Just pick up your phone and receive technical support right over the phone. Some basic maintenance checks include: Checking for slow start-up programs. Removing unwanted background programs that could be slowing down your computer. Virus and malware scanning. Making sure effective Anti-Virus software is installed and working. Scanning for a corrupt file system that could lead to damaged or missing files in the future. Checking for possible hardware upgrades that could improve PC performance. I also offer a number of personalized computer services such as resolving specific

Nerd Cave Update - Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu

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Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu. Add and remove icons and features, change the layout for the Windows 10 Start Menu.  It's easy and this video will show you how. [ Click this link to watch a short tutorial on customizing your Windows 10 Start Menu ] Also, keep The Nerd Cave in mind if you have issues with your computer. Some basic maintenance checks include: Checking for slow start-up programs. Removing unwanted background programs that could be slowing down your computer. Virus and malware scanning. Making sure effective Anti-Virus software is installed and working. Scanning for a corrupt file system that could lead to damaged or missing files in the future. Checking for possible hardware upgrades that could improve PC performance. I also offer a number of personalized computer services such as resolving specific software or configuration issues with your computer or other hardware. Take Care, Jeffrey Cobb (Owner/Operator) (747) 248-779

Security Bulletin: Microsoft's last "Patch Tuesday" update fixed some 117 vulnerabilities in Windows 10

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Microsoft's last "Patch Tuesday" update fixed some 117 vulnerabilities in Windows 10,  25 of which are rated critical. Microsoft has not seen any of these vulnerabilities exploited in the wild. Regardless, I wanted to remind you to make certain you have updates enabled in Windows 10 and proper anti-virus installed. Also, keep The Nerd Cave in mind if you have issues with your computer. Some basic maintenance checks include: Checking for slow start-up programs. Removing unwanted background programs that could be slowing down your computer. Virus and malware scanning. Making sure effective Anti-Virus software is installed and working. Scanning for a corrupt file system that could lead to damaged or missing files in the future. Checking for possible hardware upgrades that could improve PC performance. I also offer a number of personalized computer services such as resolving specific software or configuration issues with your computer or other h

Security Bulletin: Be wary of a Wix [Phishing] email that is being passed around.

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Nerd Cave Security News for January 29th, 2020 Wix website users need to be on the alert for a "Phishing" email being passed around. I just received an email in my inbox indicating I needed to reset my Wix password.  I have a Wix account so I figured this would be important.  The thing that gave it away was the fact that the entire email was written in Ukrainian.  I went ahead and did a click-thru just to see what was on the other end.  The site didn't come up so I assume it's being blocked.  Never-the-less, I thought I should give you all a heads-up about this.  If you're going to reset your password for any website or service, I HIGHLY recommend you go directly to the website first via your web browser and reset the password.  NEVER use a click-thru link on an email you receive unless you're absolutely certain this email came from the website.  Such a case would be when you reset your password and the website actually informs you that you will rece

Secure and Easy Remote Access for your computer

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Easily access your computer remotely using a secure Virtual Private Network over the Internet If you need access to another computer either from home or work (or anywhere), we have a service available to give you secure access to a remote computer over the internet.  You can access shared files and even your computer desktop if you like. Sharing files over the Internet: A Virtual Private Network (or VPN) is an encrypted connection between two computers or computer networks over the internet.  The computers are usually some distance apart which is why a VPN is used.  A VPN allows two computers to "pretend" they are connected together on the same local network.  Thus they can share files and other resources with each over the internet without the worry of having their traffic analyzed by prying eyes. Recently I set up and tested a cross-country VPN between California and Florida.  The service set up in very little time and worked flawlessly.  I was able to access

Security Bulletin: Latest exploits makes Windows and WordPress updates particularly urgent.

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Nerd Cave Security News for January 16th, 2020 A Microsoft "crypto-spoofing" vulnerability allows attackers to make a malicious application look like it is from a trusted source. An "exploit" is a method of taking advantage of a vulnerability in a program, website or other system in order to make it do something it was not intended to do.  For example, a hacker could send a special command to a vulnerable website which gives them access to parts of the website they normally would not have access to. "Spoofing" is the process of making a malicious process look like a valid and trusted one.  For example, a malicious log-in web page can be made to look like a valid log-in page, thus fooling a user to enter their log-in credentials and exposing their password to hackers. Microsoft's latest "Patch Tuesday" security bulletin noted a vulnerability that would allow an attacker to submit false credentials for a malicious application