SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS 7 HAS ENDED

Goodbye Windows 7 Hello Windows 10 

  • After 10 years, support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. Change can be difficult and if you are in the Los Angeles area we are here to help you upgrade to Windows 10 or transferring your data to a new computer.

What does end of support mean?

  • As of January 14, 2020, your computer running Windows 7 will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and fixes.

Windows Operating System Security

  • You can continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates but… You will be at greater risk for viruses and malware.
  • The best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10.
  • Depending on the age of your computer and its specs the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC.
  • While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, we highly suggested cloning your current system to a new solid state hard drive and upgrading to Windows 10 from the new drive with your data still in tact.

Backing up your data is important

  • Backing up your data is a top priority. Windows 10 has a great backup tool for backing up your data regularly to an external hard drive that we suggest setting up after your upgrade to Windows 10 is complete or after your new computer has been set up with all of your data in tact.
  • We highly suggest setting up a cloud data backup along with your local Windows 10 backup using Carbonite, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, or any comparable cloud based backup system.

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Tech Help LA highly recommends the use of power over Ethernet (PoE) wireless access points for your home or business to enjoy enterprise grade access to the Internet and your local network devices reliably and at optimal speeds affordably!

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GET RELIABLE WIFI WITH APPLE AIRPORT NETWORKING DEVICES. REPLACE YOUR EXISTING ROUTER WITH AN AIRPORT EXTREME DIRECT AT YOUR MODEM AND ADD ADDITIONAL AIRPORT EXTREME DEVICES FOR LONGER RANGE WIRELESS ACCESS THROUGHOUT AREAS OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS FOR ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AND YOUR PRIVATE NETWORK AND OTHER DEVICES.

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LONG RANGE WIFI LOS ANGELES

RELIABLE LONG RANGE WIFI USING UBIQUITI NETWORKING DEVICES. OUR LONG RANGE WIFI SOLUTION REQUIRES A NEW OR EXISTING ROUTER AND AT LEAST 1 UBIQUITI LONG RANGE WIRELESS ACCESS POINT DEVICE THAT WILL PROVIDE A 600 FOOT WIFI SIGNAL THROUGHOUT THE AREAS AT YOUR LOCATION THAT NEED A RELIABLE WIFI SIGNAL FOR ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AND YOUR PRIVATE NETWORK AND OTHER DEVICES.

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HOME INTERNET SECURITY FROM OPENDNS

IF YOU’RE NOT YET USING OPENDNS WEB FILTERING TAKE IT FROM TECH HELP LA OPENDNS CHOSEN BY FORTUNE 100 COMPANIES AND MORE THAN 40,000 SCHOOLS PROVIDES THE MOST EFFICIENT YET POWERFUL WEB FILTERING AVAILABLE CLOUD-BASED SERVICE TAKES JUST MINUTES TO SET UP AND GIVES YOU 55 CATEGORIES OF WEB CONTENT ALL OF WHICH ARE CONSTANTLY UPDATED ON TOP OF WEB FILTERING OPENDNS PROVIDES ANTI-PHISHING AND MALWARE SITE PROTECTION AND WILL ALSO MAKE YOUR NETWORK FASTER AND MORE RELIABLE AND GIVE YOU TOOLS TO EASILY SEE WHICH WEB SITES ARE MOST VISITED ON YOUR NETWORK. IF YOU SEE PROBLEM WEB SITES IN YOUR NETWORK STATS, YOU CAN EASILY BLOCK THEM.

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WHO’S ON MY WIFI

TRACK DEVICES ON YOUR NETWORK AND WIFI WITH WHO’S ON MY WIFI FOR AN EASY WAY TO KNOW FOR SURE WHO IS USING YOUR COMPUTER NETWORK. WHO’S ON MY WIFI WILL DETECT DEVICES ON YOUR LOCAL NETWORK AND WILL NOTIFY YOU WHEN SOMEONE JOINS YOUR WIFI NETWORK. THE SOFTWARE CAN BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTERS AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR IOS. TRACKING THE ACTIVITY ON YOUR NETWORK AND WIFI IS A MUST.

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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware

  • Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.

How does Ransomware work?

  • Computers become infected with ransomware and other viruses usually accomplished by tricking someone into clicking on a Universal Resource Locator (URL) or link.
  • Ransomware can also spread by clicking on an attachment.
  • Ransomware is largely distributed by email typically containing documents like fake mail delivery notifications, energy bills or tax returns, according to reports from security company Symantec.
  • When users click on a bad link or attachment, the ransomware encrypts the computer’s hard drive, locking people out of computer files, including photos and music libraries and a screen may appear threatening to destroy the files unless a ransom is paid.
  • Recent reports are now finding new ransomware that can infect computers without clicking on anything.

Windows Operating System Security

  • It is well known that Microsoft computers often called PC’s are the most vulnerable to viruses and malicious hacks.
  • Microsoft’s latest computer operating system Windows 10 comes equipped with security utilities that are designed to protect computers from malicious attacks but does not protect the computer from the user’s own mistakes and falling into Internet traps that invite problems directly.

Mac Operating System Security

  • Although Mac’s have been known to be immune to viruses that would normally infect a PC in the past, there are increasing reports confirming that mac computers are also at risk to viruses and can surely be infected with ransomware.
  • Apple has announced recently that they have revoked the digital certificate that is required for ransomware to be installed.

How can I protect my computers from Ransomware?

  • If you use a Mac or a PC it is essential that you stay on top of performing all of the latest and newly released operating system security updates. This alone makes a big difference as it pertains to security and even general performance.
  • There are many tech support companies that provide security services for home and business computer users. If you are not 100% confident that you can maintain your own computers and protect your data using a reliable backup solution you should contact a trustworthy tech support company and have a technician check and maintain your computer at least 1-2 times per year.
  • Ultimately, think of your computers, devices, and your network like you do your cars or even your physical body. You need to perform recurring maintenance and checkups to ensure the best health and performance. If you do not have the knowledge or expertise to do these things yourself, you should contact a professional.

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE NETWORK & BACKUP CHECK

Tech Help LA - Request Tech HelpTech Help LA takes pride in focusing on the most important aspects of our customers operations pertaining to their computers and mobile devices. All computers need regular maintenance. The Internet although convenient and helpful, it also has a random malicious nature that can cause various problems for users and their devices.  

Our top priority above all things is to make sure that our customers know the importance of security and backing up their data regularly.


We highly recommend that you contact us to schedule a computer maintenance network and backup check appointment or a 5 minute phone consultation to speak to a tech about your current backup solution.