Privacy

Irwin Electronics Weekly Digest Privacy Who’s tracking you? by David Irwin on February 5th Okay, so you have Anti-virus and Anti-malware software installed, that’s great. Assuming, of course, your running Windows or OSx. These help to protect you from hackers …..

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Windows Updates

  Windows Update Microsoft’s Updates Breaking Windows Again by David Irwin on January 26 Here we go again. Another Patch Tuesday, and more broken Windows. What a pane in the glass! The past six or seven consecutive Windows Updates have …..

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Is Spectre Giving You a Meltdown?

Irwin Electronics Weekly Digest   Is Spectre Giving You a Meltdown? For personal PC users it’s mostly media hype If you’re an Enterprise server administrator, I feel for you! I used to be responsible for over three thousand servers at …..

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Apple/Android/Phones

Irwin Electronics Weekly Digest Apple/Android/Phones Why we do not service Apple products or Phones by David Irwin on January 03 Sure, it seems most computer tech’s are happy to service Apple products, Phones, Tablets, etc.. I really can’t speak toward …..

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Intel or AMD

Irwin Electronics Weekly Digest Intel or AMD? What should I look for in a new PC? by David Irwin on September 04 In the 90’s Intel and AMD would leapfrog one another. Each new chip would surpass the competition’s best …..

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Virus Removal

We say we specialize in virus and malware removal. What history do we have in this field? What do we do differently from any other computer repair company? What is malware? In this article, I will attempt to answer these, …..

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You need a password manager!

Do you have sticky notes all over your desk with ID’s and passwords? Perhaps you have a notebook with passwords scribbled out and rewritten. Or you went the other direction and have nothing! I run into this all the time. …..

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Custom Built Computers

What exactly is Custom Built? What are the advantages/disadvantages? Will it cost me a lot more? A custom built computer means hand selected components for your specific needs. Off the shelf computers will likely meet your needs, but they are …..

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We Do Windows

If you’ve been following my Blog posts below, you can see Irwin Electronics does much more than just computer repair. Virus and malware removal is still our bread and butter. As long as Microsoft keeps pushing Windows, and people buy …..

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Attention Cord Cutters

Tired of paying high prices for cable or satellite TV? We can help, but there are some things to be aware of. The Phoenix metro area has quite a few broadcast stations available. Your distance from South Mountain, and the …..

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What is VoIP? Want to save money?

Are you paying CenturyLink or Cox for home phone service? Cox Telephone Premier is $34.99 per month, plus taxes and fees. CenturyLink starts at $20 per month. That gets you a number for inbound calls, unlimited local calling, and nothing …..

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Why Should I Switch to Linux?

First let me tell you a little about myself. After all, everyone has their own opinion, and most are worth the price you pay. I am a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. I have over 20 years of experience supporting Microsoft …..

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E-Mail Clients

Some of you may find this useful. This is my experience with email clients. I was never a big fan of clients. I preferred to use the web-mail version, as there was less to get in the way, no configuration, …..

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FBI MoneyPak Virus Alert

We have seen some new versions of the FBI MoneyPak virus. The latest versions are requesting three to five hundred dollars. There is nothing you can do to remove this yourself unless you have another user ID you can log …..

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Magazine Article Interview

I received a set of interview questions for an upcoming magazine article, so I thought I’d share them here: Questions About the Industry   How did you get started with your business? What made you decide to be a part …..

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Data Destruction Part 2:

The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has since revised the DoD 5220.22M guidelines with NIST 800-88. The new standard basically states that a single pass overwrite is just as effective as 3 passes. We at Irwin Electronics agree …..

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Wipe Your Hard Drive!

Did you know that deleting your files does not remove the data? When you delete a file, Windows clears a flag to show that space on the hard drive is available for new data, but it does not delete any …..

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5 Reasons why you should NEVER fix a computer for free:

I don’t usually re post articles here, but I came across this on Experts Exchange, and couldn’t resist. I did include the author and a link to the original article. DrDamnit http://www.experts-exchange.com/ITPro/Consulting/A_2111-WARNING-5-Reasons-why-you-should-NEVER-fix-a-computer-for-free.html Posted on2009-12-16 at 00:21:44 It is in our …..

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TV Show Q and A

We just gave a little Question and Answer session for an upcoming television interview and thought we’d share it with you! See the video here! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3emL753Li68 Q: Why is anti-virus software important? A: Kaspersky Labs reports that they process 125,000 new malware …..

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10 Minute Presentation

This text was taken from a slideshow presentation I created for my BNI group: I’m going to talk about one thing I specialize in: Virus Removal This is by far the most common and prevalent problem This will affect everyone at some …..

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Christmas List

What’s on your Christmas list? What about your son or daughter? Did you know Irwin Electronics can do more than just repair computers? We can build custom computers too! We add more vendors and distributors to our list all the …..

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Boot CD

We had a great idea, but the execution is proving to be a little more difficult. As they say, the devil is in the details. Many of our clients call us when they have a virus, or blue screen, that …..

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WHY We Do What We Do

At Irwin Electronics, our passion is end user support. We believe people should not need a new computer due to a software problem! We believe we can make your old computer perform like new. We understand the financial hardships people …..

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The Dangers of Warez

Warez is defined as copyrighted works distributed without fees or royalties, and may be traded, in general violation of copyright law. This week a customer brought us a laptop that was a victim of warez sites. Their teenager had been …..

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Data Loss

Worried about Data loss? Studies show that human errors and hardware failures are the 2 most common causes of data loss. The most common hardware failures are hard drives, memory, and power supplies. Hardware failures come in many forms, and …..

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