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How To Spot A Bad Hard Drive

Does he really know? Did you ever wonder how a computer guy can tell if your Hard Drive has gone bad? Well it’s actually easier than you might think, in addition to intuition, and noticing when things are just not working the way they are supposed to, nearly every computer hard drive created today has what’s called S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis […]


Tech Tip – Protect Your Dongle

Don’t Forget the Dongle It’s easy to become a little careless when in a hurry, but one thing you should always keep an eye on is your dongle. They are incredibly important, pretty delicate, and once broken are not easily fixed and sometimes not replaceable… I should probably take a moment to tell you that a dongle is any USB […]


Memory is King

Memory + More = Better Weather looking for a quick boost of speed to your computer or if you’re looking to expand on what you already have, nothing beats a memory upgrade! First things first, Don’t confuse memory with storage, memory is what allows your computer to multitask and create an environment where you can do many more things, quicker. […]


Your New PC!

Congratulations on your new PC! Maybe it’s your new Black Friday, Christmas, or New Year, New You PC, anyway you got it, it’s new!  So I’ve got a couple tips for you on ways to make your brand new computer super awesome. Mouse & Keyboard My first tip is on your new laptop or desktop PC immediately run out and get […]


Passwords. I HATE PASSWORDS!

A Necessary Evil Passwords are incredibly important and nowadays there are so many to remember. Every website you visit, every bank account, every credit card, every social media account has a requirement for a password.  A lot of times it’s hard to find a way to make passwords that are; 1: easy to remember, and 2: hard for other people […]


Holiday gift ideas that Scott wants

Tis the season of giving, and that sometimes can be a burden, and unfortunately ideas can sometimes be hard to come across so if you’re looking to give that special somebody a present they may just love here’s a few things that the Northwoods Computer Guy wants…. this is not a request of you to buy them for me however […]


Windows 10 Password/PIN Tips

New PC Password Dilemma So you just got your fancy new Windows 10 PC for Black Friday or Christmas and Microsoft is telling you that you should put on a password… Well, should you? Yes!  But, Don’t forget to take some notes! Passwords and Pins So when you set up a Microsoft account you have to have a password in […]


Black Friday Advice

Black Friday For me Black Friday is a mixed bag. You of course can get some incredible deals however the deals that you typically get on Tablets, Laptops, and desktop PCS are lackluster at best. Be very cautious that you don’t let price dictate purchase because many times these Black Friday deals are lackluster PCS at best. Here is a […]


7 Deadly Computer Virus Signs

What’s In The Box!?!?! Viruses (For the Most Part) don’t really want to be found, Believe it or not they work the best when they can be quiet not make a lot of noise and exist in your computer for a long time. Most viruses do such a good job of hiding that you may not even know that they […]


What is a Computer Virus?

Such A Simple Question…. With a Thousand Answers! The Easy Answer: A computer virus is a program that runs on your computer that has malicious intent. The Plane Speak Answer: A computer virus is a program that has a specific job. Typically its job is to collect information about you or open up additional security breaches in your computer that […]


GoldenEye Ransomware… Worst Birthday Present EVA

New Strain So this year for my birthday the monsters that brought you the Petya Ransomware have issued a new strain called GoldenEye that’s currently making computer users scared, paranoid, and a little upset. So what is it and what does it do?!? Well the GoldenEye strain is a ransomware type virus. What it does is it locks your computer […]