Computer repair and networking for the Windom, MN area

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Should I update this?

Should I update my Firefox? I get this Java update pop up, should I do it? We get asked questions like this all the time. And the answer is most always yes, you should update these programs. Updates can be released for many reasons, but the most common updates are to patch security holes, fix […]

Storms and computers

With the storms that have been rolling through the area lately, now would be a good time to have a refresher on what to do with your computers during a storm. • Have your data backed up. We see it all the time where customers bring in their computers after a lightning strike because it […]

Printers

What type of printer do you use? An inkjet printer? A laser printer? Depending on what type of work you do and how much you print, either one is a viable option. But have you considered that maybe you should be using a different printer than the one you have to be more efficient? What […]

Passwords

Do you have trouble remembering your passwords? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With seemingly every website needing an account and password these days it can be tough to keep them all in line — and in our minds. Here are just a few tips to help remember passwords: • Write them down This is the simplest […]

Internet Explorer, again

It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote a column about the many issues that Internet Explorer is having. Well, since that article was written we have had many more calls and visits from customers about issues with Internet Explorer. The reason there are so many problems is that Microsoft is trying to kill IE […]

Yet another reminder

The last few weeks or so here at iCitizen, we’ve had many calls about a pop up from Microsoft telling users that their machine is infected with a virus, and if they don’t call the number provided all of their information could be stolen or lost. Now this pop up may look legitimate and it […]

Bad laptop habits

All computers are eventually going to go bad, it’s a given. Laptops usually die quicker simply because they are more mobile than desktops, and they suffer that general wear and tear. There are tips you can follow to get more out of your computer, and I’m going to go over some of those today. 1. […]

Why does Internet Explorer keep crashing?

Internet Explorer (or IE) has been quite a nuisance lately. It was introduced over 20 years ago, and has been many people’s only way to access the Internet the entire time they’ve owned a computer. IE is critical for many businesses to keep their apps running. However, Microsoft is no longer supporting it. When Windows […]

Just a reminder

Windows 7 users, we are now just a year and a half away from Microsoft cutting off all support for Windows 7. The actual end date is Jan. 14, 2020. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer be releasing updates for Windows 7. Now, you may ask, “Why does this matter?” Well, it […]

What do you mean the site is insecure?

Due to efforts by many companies such as Google, Microsoft, and others; the web is becoming more and more secure. However, on certain websites, you may see a small warning that “This site is not secure” or “Your password will be transmitted unencrypted”, both of which are a little vague. What this means is that […]

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