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Don’t be Fooled!

A new threat has appeared this week on many computers! When online always be wary of ads! Recently  phishing scams have become harder to spot like this Google Advertisement shown below.

When clicked this ad takes you to a website that has a pop up on it requesting information or urging you to call the number for support. It is difficult to close and it directs you to call a number for a repair. A fake “Microsoft technician” will join you on your screen and infect your computer. NEVER CALL A NUMBER FROM A POP UP WINDOW! If anything mysterious appears like this always call Sudora at 314-993-4555 immediately. Don’t click on the popup or give out any information!

The way to get rid of this window is to press the “Esc” key on your keyboard and close the window or tab. There will be a final prompt asking if you want to “Leave” or “Stay” click “Leave” and the message will go away. Alternatively you can just reboot your computer and that will force it to close safely.

If you have already fallen for this scam please call us immediately.

Handy Keyboard Shortcuts to Increase Productivity

Most of these shortcuts are Windows Specific however with a Mac you can normally replace the  CTRL key for Windows with the Apple Key  and the Alt key  for windows with the Option Key.
Below are some useful tricks and of course there are many others if you know of any we omitted just comment them on the facebook post.
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        • CTRL + P

      Pressing Control and P simultaneously opens the Print Dialog Box.

        • CTRL + S

      Pressing Control and S simultaneously Saves the document.

        • CTRL + A

      Pressing Control and A simultaneously Selects All.

        • CTRL + C

      Pressing Control and C simultaneously Copies the selection.

        • CTRL + V

      Pressing Control and V simultaneously Pastes the selection.

        • CTRL + X

      Pressing Control and X simultaneously Cuts the selection.

        • CTRL + Z

      Pressing Control and Z simultaneously Undoes the last action.

        • CTRL + Y

      Pressing Control and Y simultaneously Redoes the action that was undone.

        • CTRL + F

      Pressing Control and F simultaneously Opens the find dialog box.

        • Win + L

      Pressing Windows and L simultaneously Locks your computer.

        • Win + M

      Pressing Windows and M simultaneously Miinimizes all windows.

        • Win + E

      Pressing Windows and E simultaneously Opens File Explorer.

        • Win + Left or Right Arrow

      Pressing Windows and Left or Right Arrow Keys simultaneously moves the window in that direction.

        • Win + Up Arrow

      Pressing Windows and Up Arrow Key simultaneously Maximizes the window.

        • ALT + TAB

      Pressing Alt and Tab simultaneously Toggles between open windows.

        • CTRL+Backspace

      Pressing Control and Backspace simultaneously deletes a word at a time.

        • CTRL + W

      Pressing Control and W simultaneously closes the open window.

        • CTRL + +/-

      Pressing Control and Plus or Minus simultaneously Zooms in or out of the window.

        • CTRL + 0

      Pressing Control and Zero simultaneously Resets the window to original size.

        • Win + +/-

      Pressing Windows and Plus or Minus simultaneously zooms in or out using the magnifier.

        • Win + ESC

      Pressing Windows and Escape simultaneously Exits the magnifier.

        • Shake The Window

      Use your mouse to grab the top of the window and "shake" it left and right. All other windows will minimize.

          Win + (Number1-9)

      Pressing Windows and (Number 1-9) simultaneously Opens the app pinned in that postion on the startbar.

Cost of Downtime Calculator:



Cost of Downtime Calculator


Cost of Downtime Calculator

Use this worksheet to determine how much your company loses during system failures.

If you don’t know the exact figures, just guess.

Employee Productivity

Annual Revenue of your Company

$

(1)

Number of Employees:

#

(2)

Calculate Average Revenue per Employee:
(Line 1) / (Line 2)

$

(3)

Determine Total Hours per year, per Employee:
(e.g. 40 hours x 50 weeks = 2,000 hours)

(4)

Calculate Avg. Revenue per Employee/hour:
(Line 3) / (Line 4)

$

/hr 

(5)

System Restoration Cost

Total Labor Hours required to replace lost data
and restore system

(6)

Per hour cost of Restoration Services:

$

(7)

Calculate Cost of Labor to restore system:
(Line 6) x (Line 7)

$

(8)

Lost Employee Productivity Cost

Total Hours the system is down:

(9)

% of employees (excluding systems staff)
that are unproductive during downtime

%

(10)

Calculate Cost of Employee Downtime:
[(Line 2) x (Line 5)] x (Line 9) x (Line 10)%

$

(11)

Lost Sales Opportunity Cost

Number of Sales per year

(12)

Estimated number of sales lost due to outage:

(13)

Calculate Sales Opportunity Loss:
[(Line 1) / (Line 12)] x (Line 13)

$

(14)

Lost Customer and Damaged Reputation Cost

Total number of customers last year:

(15)

Calculate Avg. Revenue per customer:
(Line 1) / (Line 15)

$

(16)

Number of customers lost due to system failure:

(17)

Calculate Customer and Reputation Cost:
(Line 16) x (Line 17)

$

(18)

Calculate Total Cost of Network Downtime:
(Line 8) + (Line 11) + (Line 14) + (Line 18)

$

Do these numbers scare you?

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How to REVERSE Windows 10 Upgrade

Reverse Windows 10 back to Windows 7 or 8

If it’s been less than a month since you upgraded to Windows 10 you can go back by using Windows Recovery. If it’s been more than a month you will need to try a different recovery option.

  • Go to Update & Recovery from the Settings window.
  • On the Recovery window select either Go back to Windows 7 or Go back to windows 8.1(this will not affect personal files but may remove any apps installed after the upgrade)
    • You will need to follow the steps below to make sure that windows 10 does not automatically install and to get rid of the annoying windows 10 upgrade ready notification.

Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Notification:

Windows  7:

  • Go to Windows Update from the Control Panel.
  • Select Installed Updates on the bottom left of the window.
  • Search for  KB3035583 then right click on this update to uninstall.
    • Also, you need to hide the update again in windows updates to prevent it from auto installing. Just right click and choose “Hide Update”.

Windows  7:

  • Go to Windows Update from the Control Panel.
  • Select Installed Updates on the bottom left of the window.
  • Search for  KB3035583 then right click on this update to uninstall.
    • Also, you need to hide the update again in windows updates to prevent it from auto installing. Just right click and choose “Hide Update”.

Windows 8:

  • Go to Programs from the Control Panel.
  • Open the Programs and Features window and on the right pane click “View Installed Updates”.
  • Search for  KB3035583 then right click on this update to uninstall.
    • Also, you need to hide the update again in windows updates to prevent it from auto installing. Just right click and choose “Hide Update”.

 

 

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