Stuff is happening!! ...and we want to keep you informed.
Over the next few months we have plans to make changes and upgrades to much of our operation. This includes upgrades to our wireless network, mail servers, webservers and more... Close
Unfortunately, some of these improvements may cause service interruptions or other inconveniences. We would like to let you know when these events are going to happen through an automated email notification system.
To do this we will need to update our contact information.
You can also use this form to activate your dashboard panel, which will contain information about the status of your account, network updates and options to pay your account online. It takes only a few seconds to complete. If you have a NetPoint invoice handy, note the invoice number on it to help us verify your account information quicker. Please allow 2 - 3 Days for activation, you can opt out at any time.
Regardless of the antivirus program you use, it will impact your computer's performance. Some more some less. Even programs which incur annual subscription fees are not always cost effective when you consider how much they slow down your computer. For many years we've recommended AVG and for the most part still do. There are a number of excellent antivirus programs that are free and do a terrific job.
We would also like to let our user's know about the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). This is a complete anti-malware package available from Microsoft itself. So, if you are running windows XP (or newer) and your $50 copy of Norton or McAfee is about to expire, consider uninstalling it and using the MSE software.
What is Malware and how do you keep it off your system?
Many of the systems we find with problems are caused by malware. Malware is sometimes called foistware or spyware. Many of these applications are technically not viruses and often need permission to install so they are not caught by anti-virus programs. For this reason many of them have to disguise themselves as familiar programs or helpful applications. Sometimes, even programs that are legitimate can cause problems. Many vendors want you to use their tool bar on your web browser. Too many tool bar applications can degrade your computer's performance and hinder your internet activities.
Another potentially serious threat malware poses come from loader programs. Once installed, these programs can install new malware programs and with out having to request your permission again.
Learning to recognize alerts from legitimate applications apart from malware applications can save a lot of time, money and trouble. This article will show some examples of malware....
Earlier this month, the technology world lost a prominent individual, Steve Jobs.
Jobs of course was influential in the world of Apple Computers. He returned to Apple and help market the iPod and other fashionable electronic gadgets.