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Get Back to Brand New with a Refreshed Computer

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Remember how well your computer ran when you first brought it home? It was booting so fast, files were whizzing around at light speed, and no matter how many tabs you had open, nothing was slowing that baby down. It was spotless, inside and out. Then one day you turned it on and everything was so slow, taking forever to …

Krack Wifi Exploit

New ‘KRACK’ Wi-Fi Security Issue: This Affects All of Us

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The invention of Wi-Fi has been a science fiction dream come true. We can use our laptops anywhere in the house, our phones are using home internet instead of sucking down our cellular data, and our gadgets are all communicating. It’s essentially the backbone of the smart tech boom for home and business alike. Most networks are password-protected with an …

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Yoga Bear Computer Repair is now accepting crypto currencies as payment (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum)

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We are pleased to announce that we will now be accepting crypto currencies as payment for our services. Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum will be accepted. Please contact us if you have any questions on how to pay with these crypto currencies. To our knowledge this makes us the first computer repair company in Sacramento to accept digital currency as a …

How to tell if a virus is infected

How do I tell if my computer has a virus?

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Sometimes computers do wacky things that ring alarm bells and make us dive for cover. Next thing you know, you’re running scans on repeat and demanding everyone come clean about their browsing habits. Fortunately, not all weird occurrences are caused by viruses – sometimes your computer is simply overloaded, overheating or in desperate need of a reboot. Here are the …

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How to search Google (and other search engines) safely

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We all love our Google, quickly finding everything we need on the Internet. It’s replaced dictionaries, encyclopedias, instruction manuals, newspapers and in many cases, even doctors. However, sometimes your search results aren’t the real thing and can be downright malicious. Here’s how to search safely: Pay attention to the URL in Google Below every result title there’s a URL in …

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Should I upgrade my computer or buy a new one?

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Should I upgrade my computer or buy a new one? Well, it depends – mostly on who you’re asking! A department store salesman will always recommend a new one, but when you get down to the nitty gritty with a trained technician, you’ll often discover you have more (and cheaper) options than you thought. Start by taking stock of what …

ALERT: Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

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Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software Hi Yoga Bear Customers – News is spreading today that hackers have successfully attached Malware to the popular CCleaner software that so many of us use. CCleaner, owned by Avast, has been downloaded over 2 billion times. If you have CCleaner, we recommend uninstalling it for now and running some malware scans on your …