Help! Is it Better to Repair or Replace an Old Computer?

Even though computers have dropped in price significantly over the years, it’s still a nice chunk of change to shell out when your old PC is on the fritz. Today, we’re going to discuss the benefits of considering to repair or replace an old computer. You may be surprised by what you learn!

A decade […]

Five of the Most Harmful Computer Viruses in 2018

Just as technology continues to evolve, so do the computer viruses that ill-doers create. This article is going to take a look back at some of the most harmful computer viruses 2018 has seen, as well as an explanation as to why these particular viruses are so dangerous.

Technology is growing at a rapid pace. […]

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    Weighing the Pros and Cons of Outsourcing IT So You Don’t Have To

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Outsourcing IT So You Don’t Have To

Are you a business owner who is contemplating outsourcing IT? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of outsourcing so you can choose which option (outsourced or having a dedicated in-house IT team) is right for your business.

Information technology (IT) has changed the way […]

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  • 5 Data Protection Tips to Keep Your Sensitive Information Safe

5 Data Protection Tips to Keep Your Sensitive Information Safe

It doesn’t matter if you use your computer for work-related tasks or if you use it for leisure, you’ll want to do what you can to keep your sensitive information safe. Here are 5 data protection tips that’ll give you the peace of mind in knowing hackers won’t be able to steal your sensitive […]

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How To Protect Your Business From Ransomware

Business Owners

The threat of Ransomware is very real. We’ve had to deal with multiple businesses that have been hit and all their data lost.

Friendly Computers can help you stay protected and implement a disaster recovery plan for your important business data.

Give us a call today at 509-315-9492 for a No Cost Site Survey to […]

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How To Stop Windows 10 From Using So Much Data

Windows 10 is designed to be an always-connected, always-up-to-date operating system. It’s the most data-hungry version of Windows yet, but you can restrain it from going all-out on your home network with a few tricks.

Check Per-Application Data Usage

Despite all Windows 10’s automatic updates, the majority of data usage on your PC probably comes from […]

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Ransomware Malware in 2015 – Victims Paid More Than $24 Million To Criminals


The US Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) last week provided new insights into the impact of ransomware and cyberattacks on public institutions and the public.

Ransomware is a type of computer virus that scrambles its victim’s files and demands a ransom in exchange for the code to restore them. The threat has […]

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Keep Your Data Safe and Secure During the Holidays

With the Holidays upon us, most of us will be traveling. Whether it’s to a loved ones home or a vacation to warmer surroundings – you’ll be bringing some sort of technology with you.
Here are some tips to keep your data safe and secure during your holiday travels.

1. Back Up Your Data Before You […]

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