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Anthem Hack Exposes 80MM: How To Protect Your PC

Last month, health insurance company Anthem publicly announced a massive data breach that exposed Social Security Numbers and other personal information on 80 million American customers. You don’t have to be an Anthem customer to be vulnerable to phishing attacks; find out what you can do if you system has been breached (or if you […]

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An Easy Fix for Your Slow VM Performance Explained

Raxco’s Bob Nolan explains the role of the SAN, the storage controller and the VM workflow, how each affects virtualized system performance and what system admins can do to improve slow VMware/Hyper-V performance: There is no doubt virtualization has brought enormous efficiencies to corporate IT, but better performance is not one of the benefits companies […]

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Making Your Windows 10 Upgrade as Smooth as Can Be

As we reported in January, Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to those users running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in the first year after the release of the new operating system. Dealing with an in-place upgrade on an existing machine can result in some unintended headaches related to the incompatibility of the software […]

4 Key Tools for Keeping Windows Server 2003 Viable

4 Key Tools for Keeping Windows Server 2003 Viable

As the Windows Server 2003 end of support date looms (July 14, 2015), IT professionals face a choice similar to the one they faced last year for Windows XP: upgrade or die. If they don’t upgrade their OS, they won’t receive any more security patches but with the way things have been going on Patch […]

PerfectDisk Improves MEDITECH Server Performance

Hospitals running the MEDITECH healthcare information system have a significant hurdle to clear when maintaining systems for continuous uptime and maximum performance: files reaching the NTFS File Attribute List (FAL) limit. Excessive fragmentation caused by the Windows NTFS file system creates major performance issues for MEDITECH installations and Raxco has the only cost-effective defragmentation and performance […]

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Minecraft Leak: 1,800 Emails and Passwords Exposed

In January, logins for 1,800 Minecraft players were leaked, including email addresses and passwords. While this wasn’t one of the biggest hacks in recent history, those 1,800 players could be exposed for more than just their Minecraft accounts.

How to Recover from a Messy Software Uninstall

Learn how InstantRecovery quickly helped one customer restore his Windows system to a pristine and trusted state in a matter of minutes after a software uninstall resulted in file system corruption that left an unwanted file behind. When an Uninstall Goes Wrong

3 Quick Tips: National Clean Out Your Computer Day

3 Quick Tips: National Clean Out Your Computer Day

How much time do you spend waiting for your computer to respond? Opening windows, launching your web browser, starting programs, even saving your work. Do you have to wait? No, you don’t. National Clean Out Your Computer Day originated from the Institute for Business Technology in 2000. Executed on the second Monday in February, National […]

15 Reasons to Optimize Your HDD, SSD or VM in 2015

15 Reasons to Optimize Your HDD, SSD or VM in 2015

Fragmentation is still a disk performance issue in 2015 – even with Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere. Whether you’re using an HDD or SSD desktop or laptop PC, physical server or virtualized system, the issue of file and free space fragmentation continues to impact system performance and response times […]

Windows 10: Free Upgrade, Features and PerfectDisk

Windows 10: Free Upgrade, Features and PerfectDisk

Windows 10 is going to be free for some lucky Windows PC and Windows Phone users running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Phone 8.1 on their devices in the first year after its launch. Optimize Your Windows Hard Drive New Features in Windows 10

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Don’t Give Your Password to Jimmy Kimmel

With the most popular password in the United States being “Password123,” Jimmy Kimmel reminds us that we need to do a better job of protecting ourselves when it comes to online security: Lesson #1: Don’t use easy passwords that anyone can guess. Lesson #2: Don’t give your password to Jimmy Kimmel.

Google Reports Windows Vulnerability 2 Days Early

Google Reports Windows Vulnerability 2 Days Early

Sticking to its 90-day rule in disclosing known security vulnerabilities to the public as part of Project Zero, an initiative to help improve online security, Google announced a Windows 8.1 security flaw two days prior to Microsoft’s planned Patch Tuesday patch, angering Microsoft execs and putting the public at higher risk for security breaches for […]

Too Busy? 4 IT Tools for Taking Back Your Work Day

The word “busy” doesn’t even cut it when you consider all the work required to be completed by IT professionals before after business hours – to keep operations running smoothly from 9 to 5 (or whenever your business hours occur) – not to mention all the daily emergencies you encounter with less than tech-savvy employees, […]