Computer

Ransomware Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

The importance of keeping your data safely backed up cannot be stressed enough. We address this issue directly in this post "Frustration And Heartbreak". But, even the most diligent user who meticulously keeps their data backed up on an external usb device would probably still lose it in a ransomware attack because of the way […] Read More

Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

If you are familiar with Microsoft office products but need a little help adjusting to the 2013 versions, Microsoft has produced these free Quick Start Guides to help you make the transition (or see if you might want to).  There is a separate guide for the following products: Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, One […] Read More

Stay Safe, Keep Browser Add-ins Up-To-Date

In the article, Java Is The Biggest Vulnerability for US Computers at CSOOnline.com, Maria Korolov shares how the threat isn't necessarily due to the browser add-in application itself, but that users are not keeping add-ins like Java up-to-date.  Browser add-ins like Java, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader are necessary for many of the functions users […] Read More

Slow Computer? It may be your desktop.

Slow performance certain ranks as one of the top computer user complaints of all time.  If your computer is slow here are some things to consider. Age of computer Malware/Virus infection Temporary Internet Files Too much Desktop Data Age of computer 1.  If you have an old computer that doesn't have any other performance related […] Read More

“DIY” Computer Training

This humorous State Farm commercial reminds us that you cannot believe everything you read on the internet.  But, for the discerning user the internet can be a great source of information.  That fact is especially true in the area of computers and technology.  Even most manufacturers today have stopped providing printed manuals and instead give them […] Read More

Frustration and Heartbreak

For my first blog post I wanted to address the most difficult problem that we deal with at The Computer Monkey. It isn't the most difficult from a technical stand point. But, it is extremely sad and difficult to tell someone that their important files are gone. For our business users, the loss of important […] Read More