Archive : On-Line

ComputerBits surrenders to Technology!

ComputerBits surrenders to Technology!

They said it would never happen,  but: Computerbits is now accepting payments by card! We have long refused to accept payment via a “Card Machine” on the principle that these machines cost us money! There is a fee for “hiring” the card machine, we were originally quoted £39 per month (by, the now long gone […]

Cryptolocker  (or how Outlaws rule and Sheriffs are absent)

Cryptolocker (or how Outlaws rule and Sheriffs are absent)

What to do if you see this screen on you computer ! Disconnect Power from the Computer IMMEDIATELY If it’s mains pull the plug, if its a laptop hold down the power until it shuts off Disconnect from the internet (simply unplug your router from Phone line and power) Shut down any other PC’s (including […]

The importance of .com and .net

The importance of .com and .net

We’ve always known the importance of having a recognisable and memorable domain name. Recently new gTLDs have been released such as .bike, .clothing and .home ; having a unique name loses its meaning. People have always been used to be typing .com .uk .net and .co.uk to reach websites and as new TLDs appear some […]

Anyone used toolssparesonline.com ? it looks like another ebuyer beware !

Anyone used toolssparesonline.com ? it looks like another ebuyer beware !

  I was looking for a replacement battery for Terry’s cordless drill, and came across what looked like the one I needed, at a reasonable price BUT, whilst the sparse written details and first image suggested it was the correct part, the other two images were not only of different batteries to the first one, […]

Ebuyer–or as we say in Yorkshire* E buy eck (or when is free delivery very costly non-delivery??)

Ebuyer–or as we say in Yorkshire* E buy eck (or when is free delivery very costly non-delivery??)

One of our guys raves about Ebuyer, always very cheap, the very epitome of internet shopping!   My first time was remarkably painless, I needed to get a Google Nexus for the daughter, it was long promised she could have an e-reader/Tablet and this looked like the one, BUT nobody had any and her birthday […]

DO NOT use links or attachments on emails such as these

We have recently received this email which purports to come from “cbits.co.uk” it does not! This type of spoofed email is becoming increasingly common in our inboxes, we obviously know we haven’t sent it but clearly should you receive a similar email you could easily believe it was from us. Do not be tempted to […]

Website FTP Locking

  It has become necessary to put an additional layer of security into our hosted websites, because we have had a couple of instances of sites being “Hi-jacked” (One would you believe on Christmas day – have these people got nothing better to do with their lives?) What this means is that in order to […]

Broadband Upgrades Mon 23rd November 2009

A number of our cbits.net users are due to be upgraded on Monday 23rd November. We do not have control over exactly when this will happen as the actual switching is done by BT. In many cases we will handle any changes to settings from our end, however for some users it may be necessary […]