Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does surfing sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter put me more at risk of acquiring a Virus or Trojan?

A. Yes-many of the infamous social networking sites are targeted by hackers and virus perpetrators, because they realize these web sites have security deficiencies that allow them to link and upload their virus and/or trojans to trip-up unsuspecting surfers.

Network Logic's advice is to be sure you update your anti-virus weekly and ensure you have the latest Microsoft security patches regardless of which sites you visit.


Q. Will Microsoft stick with what works like XP or will they continue to create programs such as Vista?

A. Network Logic is a Microsoft Partner, but unfortunately we do not have Bill Gates cell number yet. If so, we would tell Bill to stop changing what works and inform his programmers and marketing geniuses to let the consumers be the judge on what they like.

With that said, Microsoft continues to sell XP, because many consumers will not purchase Vista because of the inherent problems. Microsoft will be releasing a new 'Windows 7' operating system that supposedly is Vista like in appearance but works more like Windows XP. Let's not get caught up in the hype till we see the evidence.




Q. How can I protect my children from surfing sites that predators prey-on and / or keep my office staff from surfing unauthorized sites.

A. Network Logic can install content filtering appliances and software at either your office or home to prevent this from happening. Call our office and speak to one of our technicians about this to provide you with more knowledge regarding our solutions.


Q. How do I know if my business servers and home computers are secure from hackers?

A. You do not unless you have had a Security Audit done on your Network to determine which ports are open on your firewalls, routers, and computers. If you are using any type of wireless network within your office or home- you are at risk of potential attacks unless you have configured both the routers and firewalls correctly.

This is a service that Network Logic can assist you with to determine any security deficiencies within your home or office network, so call us to schedule a Security & Network Assessment.



Q. Should I turn my computer off when I leave for a few hours or should I just leave it running?

A. Network Logic recommends turning off your computer or laptop if you plan on being away from the computer for more than 4 -6 hours. The newly designed power supplies are better at heat dissipation, and power settings typically put a computer to sleep or hibernate after a period of inactivity. But the bottom line is there is still power getting to the unit while it is on.

Turning it off will not hurt the power button or cause it to go bad any quicker and will provide longer 'run-time' hours for the hard drive because every hard drive built and engineered will only last so long and it's based on actual hours in use. Be safe. Turn it off!

 


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