New Ransomware Replicates Itself Says Microsoft

You’ve probably seen the joke email before. Something to the effect of, “If you don’t forward this message to six people within twenty-four hours, your teeth will fall out, your car will break down, and all the files on your computer will be deleted.” Ransomware isn’t quite to that level yet, but it’s getting awfully close. Microsoft warned recently of a new strain of ransomware that not only locks and encrypts all your files, but also actively hides itself from the user, and can make copies of itself, so that it can spread to other machines via flash and network-connected


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22nd April on World Earth Day

At the end of April on World Earth Day, IT-Works in conjunction with Willers Insurance Brokers got a group of friends together and we rode down the Wild Coast on our mountain bikes. “Team Tortoise” was born, due to the rather ‘leisurely pace’ we ride our mountain-bikes! Our group of ‘tortoises’ decided to have a bit of fun with our ‘slow status’, whilst using the opportunity to raise money for our ’turtle friends’ at sea. Although the official Earth Day theme for 2016 was ‘to plant a tree’, We decided to focus our efforts on Turtle Conservation instead. Loggerhead Turtles


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NEW Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

NEW Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet This unique tablet offers a lot more than business on-the-go. It features a modular design that lets you turn your device into a laptop, and a projector. Plus the detachable keyboard includes a track pad and the legendary TrackPoint— no mouse required. Portable Entertainment With a Stunning Display Whether for work or leisure, the high resolution 2K (2160 x 1440) display features widescreen IPS technology and an integrated, adjustable kickstand for viewing from any angle. With the integrated speakers and Dolby® surround sound technology, the X1 Tablet is perfect for watching videos. Has a built


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Free Windows 10 upgrade

Free Windows 10 upgrade     On 1st June 2015, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be released on July 29, 2015.And that if you are on Windows 7 or 8 you have until the 29th July 2016 to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10. If you still need to upgrade to Windows 10 we have a step by step guide on how you can do that. Or if you need us to do it for you please log a call with us and we’ll arrange upgrade you to Windows 10. 

What is Fibre Optic ?

What is Fibre Optic ? Fibre optic cable consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves. Fibre cables can contain up to a thousand Fibres in a single cable, with potential bandwidth in the terabytes per second.  This means that if your home or office area support Fibre you can experience faster internet access. Check on this coverage map and then contact us if you have fibre coverage and we’ll get you connected to the fibre network http://www.telkom.co.za/coverage/ftth/   Fibre to the Premises – FTTP Fibre to the premises (FTTP)


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How to set your Internet Explorer Home Page

How to set your Internet Explorer homepage in 5 easy to follow steps. Step 1 – Open Internet Explorer Step 2 – At the top right hand corner click the little gear, below is a picture to help you identify Step 3 –  Click on “Internet Options” Step 4 – Once you have clicked on “Internet Options” a dialog box will open up Step 5 – Under the “General Tab”, you will see Home Page with a small white block, in the small white block you can add in the Home Page you would like example https://www.google.co.za   If you found this helpful please


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How to set up POP/IMAP Email Account on your Tablet

How to set up POP/IMAP Email Account on your Tablet in 8 easy to follow steps. Step 1 – From the home screen please Click “Apps”.   Step 2 –Click “Settings”   Step3 – Scroll down and click “Accounts”   Step 4 – Click “Add accounts”   Step 5 – Click” Email”   Step 6 – Please enter your “Email address and Password “and click “Next”, the tablet will attempt to complete the setup if the email server details are available.   Step 7 – If the account is successful, you will see the account options page and please click


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If you are on Windows 7 or 8 and you want to upgrade to Windows 10

If you are on Windows 7 or 8 and you want to upgrade to Windows 10, Now is your chance. Follow these 10 easy steps to upgrade to Windows 10: Step 1 – To download the Windows 10 upgrade tool https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 And then run the software and accept the license terms and conditions.   Step 2 – Choose “Upgrade this PC now” and click “Next”.   Step 3 – Wait for Download Progress to finish and Click “Next”.   Step 4 – Accept the License terms again.   Step 5 – Wait for Update progress to finish and Click “Next”.   Step 6 – Click “Install”  


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Apple Push Keeps Saying Stopped Working

You come home and want to transfer your files from your iPhone or iPad and when you open iTunes you get an error message “Apple Push Has Stopped Working” you restart your machine and even try re-open iTunes and still the same. Step 1 – Close ITunes or any other Programs  Step 2 – Go to My Computer (or this PC if you are using windows 8 or 10) Step 3 –  Click on Local Disk (older PC’s will show as C Drive) Step 4 – Click on Program files Step 5 – Click on Common files  Step 6 – Click on the Apple folder Step


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How to setup your email signature

How to setup your email signature – An email signature is a block of text that is appended to the end of an email message you send. Generally, a signature is used to provide the recipient with your name, e-mail address, business contact information, or Web site URL. This is how you can setup your email own email signature in a few easy to follow steps. Step 1 – Open Outlook Step 2 – Once Outlook is opened, Click “File” at top Step 3 – Click on “Options”   Step 4 – Click on “Mail”   Step 5 – Click on “Signatures”   Step 6 – Click on “New”   Step 7 – Create


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