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I have had quite a few customers calling over the years to say that they cannot find unread emails in their Gmail inbox. It’s a common complaint and one which I have found can be quickly cured by doing the following. Logon to Gmail in your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari etc). Go to … READ MORE

Cannot find unread emails in Gmail inbox

I’m frequently asked by customers how to get the cheapest renewal price on Norton 360.  Symantec’s renewal price is really one of the highest for any Internet Security product.  It is a capable package though and worth keeping on your PC. The best way by far is to purchase a new fully licensed program at … READ MORE

Cheapest Norton 360 renewal

Are you getting your Outlook emails stuck in your Outbox after upgrading to Windows 10? I’ve seen this happen on several machines and it really seems to be a problem where Windows corrupts the Outlook database and/or profile on many versions of Microsoft Office (2007, 2010 and 2013). The easiest fix and one that I’d … READ MORE

Outlook emails stay in Outbox after Windows 10 upgrade

To reset the Administrator password on your Windows server 2012 installation, you’ll need to do the following: Boot from the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DVD From the Windows setup menu, click “Next” Select “Repair your computer” Click on “Troubleshoot” Under Advanced options, click “Command Prompt” Type “diskpart” and hit Enter Type “list volume” and hit … READ MORE

Reset Windows Server 2012 Administrator password

CrashPlan has been around for a while now and is looking like one of the best solutions out there for business and personal backups. With no storage size limits, bandwidth caps or file-type restrictions, Crash Plan really has lots going for it. On top of this, there’s enterprise-class hardware and military-grade security with no extra … READ MORE

Crash Plan backup software full review

  This article tries to explain, using my own experience of server management, how to scan a Linux server for viruses and malware.   You are probably here because you have something on your server already, very often pushing out spam emails to people via php files. Or maybe you have fallen victim to the … READ MORE

Scan a Linux server for viruses and malware

Since I am getting a lot of questions on where Kaspersky Pure has gone and how to upgrade, I’ll try to clarify a few things. Yes, the main Kaspersky.com website has now dropped Pure as a product, seemingly without notification. The localized websites (such as .co.uk etc) have followed too. It seems that Kaspersky Pure … READ MORE

Kaspersky Pure replaced by Total Security

Slow update speeds in Windows 8 (and slow network speeds in general) are often because of the ‘poisoned’ DNS cache. This is because it can contain invalid or expired DNS records. Symptoms may be difficulty in opening websites or even problems with Windows updates. What we’ll do here to attempt to rectify this is to … READ MORE

Slow Windows 8 update speeds fixed