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First, check the computer's power cord to make sure it is completely plugged into the wall socket or surge protector. Make sure it is completely plugged into the outlet and that the power switch on the plug strip is turned on. Some surge protectors also have a built in circuit breaker which usually looks like a black or red button near the power switch. Press the button to reset it and see if that solves the problem.
Signs of an infection include your computer acting strangely, glitching and running abnormally slow. Installing and routinely updating antivirus software (we recommend ESET) can prevent virus and malware infections, as can following cautious best practices.
Phishing is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that appears to be from a well-known source – an internet service provider, a bank, or a mortgage company, for example. It asks the consumer to provide personal identifying information. Then a scammer uses the information to open new accounts, or invade the consumer’s existing accounts. There are several tips that consumers can follow to avoid phishing scams, such as not responding to e-mails or pop-up messages that ask for personal or financial information. If you are unsure, please contact us.