EVAN Your IT Guy recommends Google Chrome as a browser because of its speed, features, and rapid response to the web’s security threats. Today, Chrome rolled out a much-anticipated update to automatically block the most annoying types of ads from the internet’s worst offenders. You’ll start to notice your browsing experience improve immediately. This update eliminates the following 12 internet

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How often do you feel that running your family is all too similar to running a business? We feel the same way and wanted to showcase how Evan Your IT Guy’s Company feature can be a great asset to your household. By visiting the “Company” link in the sidebar of your account, you can create your family as a company,

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Another day, another uncomplicated way to protect yourself from common security threats! Beginning about 15 years ago, Microsoft began to drop file extensions out of view of the user to provide a cleaner look. File extensions, like .doc, .mp3, and .txt dictate what program will open the file when you double click or run from within your browser. The setting

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Transport Layer Security. Are you already bored? TLS is one of the most important technologies protecting you on the web these days, so let’s tackle why that matters. First, what is it?! TLS (formerly SSL) is what makes it possible for secure and encrypted information to be transmitted between a client, like your web browser, and a server. This technology

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Regardless of what the “big box” salesperson may have tried to sell you on your last PC purchase, one of the best options for virus and general threat protection comes along with Windows 10… for free! For most home and small business use case scenarios, EVAN recommends Windows Defender. This built-in solution automatically scans downloaded programs, is updated regularly, and

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As predicted, 2017 concluded with a record number of data breaches due to cyber-attacks. Because of these breaches, we now have more insight into the terrible passwords being used to secure sensitive information all over the world. Of course, you have never used a password on this list, but it is a good reminder to take the following precautions:

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