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Y-Not’s Strategy to Avoid Data Disaster in Lethbridge, AB and Canada

My clients often tell me that their Data is the most important thing on their Computers. And I can see why it would be! With precious family photos and videos, important documents and so much more stored on our computers, a loss of data can be a disaster. This is why I talk about how … Continue reading Y-Not’s Strategy to Avoid Data Disaster in Lethbridge, AB and Canada

Mac OS vs. Windows – Which Operating System Should You Use?

Just like with my Android vs. iOS post, I will start this one with a disclaimer that I am a Windows user. I don't own an Apple computer and don't often use Mac OS. However, when I do use Mac OS it is an enjoyable experience. The only real reason that I don't own a … Continue reading Mac OS vs. Windows – Which Operating System Should You Use?

Free Tune-Up Giveaway!

Y-Not Not Tech Services has launched a new newsletter with exclusive content you won't find here on our website. To celebrate, we're giving away A free Computer Tune-up. Visit our Facebook page to learn how to enter. Rules and Conditions: Prize has no cash value. The prize is available to anyone in Canada. If the … Continue reading Free Tune-Up Giveaway!

A Special Word for Windows 7 Users

Y-Not Tech Services would like to issue a word of warning to users of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. The recent WannaCry ransomware exploited a bug in Windows allowing it to spread like wildfire. What is interesting about this is that the particular bug that was exploited was actually patched back in March. Anyone who … Continue reading A Special Word for Windows 7 Users

Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Here at Y-Not Tech Services, we know that using sophisticated software is a part of doing business. And for a small business, it can be an expensive part of the business. In this article, we'll explore alternatives to some of the most popular (and expensive) software out there. After that, we'll take a look at … Continue reading Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Y-Not’s Recommended Antivirus Software

Here at Y-Not Tech Services, we have seen a lot of virus and malware infected systems. Dating back to my days at the retail store, I have been dealing with badly infected systems on a regular basis. Some of these systems were using free antivirus software like we talked about last week. Others had paid … Continue reading Y-Not’s Recommended Antivirus Software

Free Anti-Virus Software: Is it a good idea?

In theory, free antivirus software is a GREAT idea! Does anyone actually enjoy parting with their hard earned cash? I know I don't. That's why in the past I used a variety of different free antivirus software, trying to find one that would protect me and my personal computer. I even thought I had found … Continue reading Free Anti-Virus Software: Is it a good idea?

Android vs. iOS Which should I use?

I'll start by saying that I am pretty firmly in the Android camp.  I'm almost an Android fanboy. But I do see the appeal of Apple products, and I know that they are a better fit for many people. With that in mind, I am always subjective when helping a client decide which one to … Continue reading Android vs. iOS Which should I use?

WannaCry Protection in Lethbridge, AB

Over the weekend a new RansomWare infection has spread widely. WannaCry uses a combination of malicious e-mail links and a vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows OS to spread. It is interesting to note that the vulnerability in Windows was patched by Microsoft in March via Windows Updates. Is your system up to date? When was the … Continue reading WannaCry Protection in Lethbridge, AB

Keylogger Found in HP Laptops

It has recently been discovered that the audio driver used in some HP laptops has keylogger built into it and has been recording all the keystrokes that are made on the computer. That means that everything typed on the computer is being saved to a file. Passwords, Credit Card numbers, e-mails, chat logs... it's all … Continue reading Keylogger Found in HP Laptops