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Multiple new computer threats strike

January 28th, 2019 · No Comments

Emotet, Trickbot, and Ryuk are an combination of three different malware attacks currently being sent by criminals to take over computers and networks. So far costing millions for businesses.

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Cannot see all computers on your network? Here is the possible fix.

August 16th, 2018 · No Comments

Do you have computers that do not show up under your “Network” or Network Neighborhood? Or in reverse, do you have snoopy employees that don’t need to “see” all computers that are online?

There are lots of articles on how to share a folder or drive and they have it 90% correct. There are times when you make the share, however when you open up your “Network” the computer does not appear. This requires you to use an UNC path such as “//computername” to get to it compared to just clicking on the computer in your network.

If you have a peer-to-peer network this is the easy fix to finding missing computers not listed under your “Network”. [Read more →]

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2017’s Office Safe Halloween Costume Ideas

October 30th, 2017 · No Comments

This year, I got started posting costume ideas late, I apologize. If you followed @WardComputers on Social Media, you would have been seeing these all along.

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I Always Wondered Where Food Came From

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments

This week we have another fun article from our friend Dan owner of Cartridge World located at 3656 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO 65807. (417) 823-9990

My wife is ill so I’ve taken over the cooking duties, a skill previously unknown to me. For the last 65 years, at mealtimes—poof!— it never failed—food magically appeared on my plate.  So I assumed food was a biblical manna thing, or maybe it came from some kind of a government airdrop.

A B-24 Liberator on a pork chop and mashed-potato run over my neighborhood.  Evidently, this never happened. [Read more →]

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The hard drives we use, and why

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

In continuing with why I use the parts I do series, in this article I want to cover the hard drives I use and why. Yes I used the plural in hard drives.

Unlike my exclusive use of ASUS motherboards, Crucial RAM and Intel processors, I use three different brands of hard drives. [Read more →]

→ No CommentsTags: Hard Drives · Hardware · Purchasing · Soap Box