Got that call that every IT expert fears; A client succumbs to a hacking scam and wants you to make everything right. Immediately. My friend left three voice mails in a five minute period. I needed to call. A helpdesk technician had called to help with their system and everything is missing. Long time friend, … Continue reading This is NOT a Joke! Beware of IT Helpdesk Phone Scams
I continue my exploration of Windows 10. Ran an update first thing this morning, and received updates requiring a reboot. Not much information about the update contents when looking at Advanced Options within Windows Update settings. Still not much in terms of the App Store either. In fact, I could not get the App Store … Continue reading Windows 10 – Exploring Security
Mind you, I studied neurochemistry, but am not a practicing neuroscientist. I do however actively study leadership and productivity, and have done so for more than 30 years. During that time I have continually monitored advances in our understanding of brain science. Perhaps the most asked question during and after my Understanding the Mind webinar … Continue reading Mental Sprint and Recover by Steven Fullmer PMP
(Part two in a series) For part one go to: Before you Rebuild your Computer (Actually, before your system fails) In my last blog, I shared suggestions that might help you to affect an efficient return to service for your computer system. The day has come. Your system is corrupted or has failed (or become … Continue reading Time to Recover – Rebuilding your Computer
Sometimes the Universe sends you a message. We don’t listen, so the Universe sends it again. And again. Until we learn. Four friends, clients, former students contacted me during my holiday time to request (beg?) assistance recovering or rebuilding their systems following hardware replacement, operating system upgrades, or malware intrusion. Several dozens of my hours, … Continue reading Before you Rebuild your Computer (Actually, before your system fails)
With the recent (May 2014) occurrence of a significant Windows Internet Explorer bug, we are reminded of the potential for Windows OS intrusion and damage. No matter how proactive we become, cyber criminals will continue to pursue efforts to intrude, destroy, or disrupt system performance. Vigilance is important. Both scheduled and random reviews of the … Continue reading Schedule SFC scan NOW!
The Bitlocker key is the actual encryption key used to encrypt and decrypt the drive. The Bitlocker PIN is a value/number you may create (optional) when you Bitlocker encrypt a drive so that you may block access to the system. This option is used when the key is stored in the TPM chipset on the … Continue reading Options using Bitlocker Recovery in Windows 7
Windows 8 users are running into a variety of start-up issues. Okay, let me attempt to restate this. Windows 8 can start so swiftly or specifically that users are running into an inability to interpret or properly interrupt the start process for debug or diagnostic purposes even though Windows 8 offers a greater variety of … Continue reading Windows 8 Startup Hints