Tag - Firewall

Finding Perfect Protection: is it Possible?

If you have a PC, then you have a problem. It comes with the package when you first open up the box and plug in your computer. You cannot escape it, this inevitable attack on your privacy is something we all have to live with, but is there protection out there that will totally 100% stop thieves and hackers from messing with our computer? Opinions vary on this issue, some think the idea preposterous and others are more sure of [...]

DirectAccess Replaces VPN for Windows 7

Microsoft has unveiled Direct Access for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, remotely connecting users to their office as if they were right there. Establishing bi-directional connectivity with the user’s enterprise network, this solution keeps them connected to their office, forging a link each time the user’s computer – provided it’s enabled by DirectAccess – is connected to the internet. As the workforce transforms, with the information age evolving at a rapid pace, the needs of an organization adapt accordingly. [...]

Virgin America & Google’s Free WiFi for the Holidays: What You Need to Know

Virgin America has teamed up with Google to offer customers free in-flight WiFi between November 10th, 2009 and January 15th, 2010. If you get the opportunity to take advantage of this special offer from Virgin America, the security of your internet will probably be the last thing on your mind, but it shouldn't be. Any time that your computer is connected to a public wireless network without proper precautions, you're at risk. When you're on an open wireless network with [...]


Setting up a firewall can put your mind at ease

Within the private confines of their home, away from the prying eyes of co-workers lurking nearby, the average user of a home PC figures they can surf  the internet without worrying about intruders. Spyware and Viruses are all that concern them, the installation of malware protection enough to ward off any stress about their computer's vulnerability. Yet, no matter how much we caution users against leaving their computers unprotected from malware, those pests are not the only threat to which [...]

When to Repair and When to Replace.

One of the most frequently asked questions in this field is:  should I pay for computer repair or get a new computer instead?  This isn't as tough to figure out as it sounds.  Some people have an emotional attachment to their computers that makes it a bit more difficult than it has to be, but usually it's pretty simple.  So, let's go over how to make the decision to repair or replace. As a PC repair technician when I am [...]

Grand Opening

Welcome to the new GeekChoiceBlog.com, the blog for Geek Choice, the best on-site computer repair company around.  In business since 1996 and  headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts we are a nationwide computer service company specializing in:  Computer Setup, Spyware Removal, Virus Removal, Data Backup and Recovery, Wireless Networking, Network Setup, Computer Repair, Firewalls, and much more. We hope to provide you with the latest news and updates that you need to keep up to date with the world of computers and [...]

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