Tag Archive : beware

Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" We repeat Our Advice: Stop and Think!

Windows 10 “Free Upgrade” We repeat Our Advice: Stop and Think!

Windows 10 has been released to over 150 countries across the world¬†just less than 4 weeks ago. Although this upgrade is free to most Windows users (those running Windows 7 or 8.1), we don’t think the upgrade is worth doing at this point –¬†leave the testing to the testers, we say. Today, we had a […]

Scary Spam (not) from Amazon !

Scary Spam (not) from Amazon !

Today we have had a whole batch of “Amazon” emails with zip file attachments, oh so convincing (at first glance) and, oh so easy to activate with an un-thinking mouseclick. This email arrived in between me emailing a complaint to an Amazon seller that the product they sent (& for my daughters birthday!), was not […]

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 […]

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 […]