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VIRUS Warning:  CryptoLocker

VIRUS Warning: CryptoLocker

A new variant of the CryptoLocker virus has been released around the world and we have already seen a couple of fresh infections. This ransomware infects your PC’s, external drives, pen drives and even entire networks. Once infected, it locks any files found in these locations by encrypting them with a randomly generated key andContinue Reading

Why do people risk their security just to save a few of bucks?

Why do people risk their security just to save a few of bucks?

Computers and the Internet have provided the bad guys with so many new ways to find and exploit victims, all without ever having to leave their homes. Everyday millions of us invite these undesirables into our homes and it’s a threat very few take seriously.Continue Reading

PC Wrangler now supporting Apple

PC Wrangler now supporting Apple

PC Wrangler is pleased to announce that, as a response to the many requests we have received over the last year from customers, we have added a qualified Apple Technician to our team. As a result, from Monday 26th of May, PC Wrangler will be fully supporting and supplying the full range of Apple Products!Continue Reading

Electricity – The Unseen Threat

Electricity – The Unseen Threat

Ok, now I’ve got your attention, what is it? To put it simply, Electricity, the very thing needed to keep your new and shiny (and sometimes old and not so shiny) equipment running, can also destroy it.Continue Reading

Why I moved from Gmail to Microsoft Exchange

Why I moved from Gmail to Microsoft Exchange

Most of you would know that there has been a war and Tech. debate raging between Microsoft Hosted Exchange and Google’s Gmail Platform for a number of years, and the decision is an important one. In this day and age, more and more businesses are looking at hosted communication platforms to reduce costs and ease management strains, but in my opinion, a lot of small businesses are simply following the “trend” and not doing enough of their own research into the solution. In my experience, the research stops at “Gmail is cheaper per mailbox”, but is it?Continue Reading

Windows XP – End of Life 8th April 2014

Windows XP – End of Life 8th April 2014

You may or may not be aware, but Microsoft has set the date of April 8th, 2014 when it will remove all support for Windows XP. But what does that mean for you?

If you are not using Windows XP, then nothing; but if you are one of the millions of people around the world still using this platform, then that all depends on what you are using it for. It’s important to understand that Windows XP will still continue to operate normally, it’s just Microsoft will no longer support it. The effect on you will greatly depend on what you are using the platform for.Continue Reading

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