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Shellshock, aka Bash Bug

If you’ve heard of Shellshock (aka “the Bash bug”) and want to know what that means for you, don’t worry. We’ve been looking into it, and here’s what we’ve found. What is Shellshock? In layman’s terms, “Bash” is the name of a program that mostly runs on servers and is used to aid other programs. […]

Java zero-day exploit – should you uninstall your Java?

Experts are talking about the current Java exploit and recommending that if you’re not using your Java plug-in that it should be disabled or uninstalled to protect your computer from the possibility of falling victim to this problem. We have recevied several inquiries about this issue and as a result have done some research to […]

Hard Drive Destruction service now available! Guaranteed data destruction!

We are pleased to announce that we will soon be the only facility around to able to offer the service of hard drive destruction. With our new shredder we will be able to shred your old hard drives into 1 1/2″ slices! Why shred you may ask? Shredding hard drives is the ONLY way to […]

Now Offering Data Recovery and Data Disposal Solutions for Fredericton and New Brunswick!

PC Girls are pleased to announce that we now have advanced data recovery equipment to allow us to retrieve data from a wider array of failed 2.5″ & 3.5″ SATA and IDE hard drives! We can now recover data from over 65% of all failed hard drives and are looking forward to an increased success rate […]

So many scams, so little time

**Just an update to this scam – the caller may even identify themself as calling from Microsoft. Even though they may sound convincing, PLEASE REMEMBER – this is a scam! Don’t give anyone remote access to your computer or allow them to install things on it! Especially after just a phone call out of the […]

Laptops

Acer AS7551G-7459 – $ 800 17.3″ Laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit,  AMD Phenom II x4 N970 2.2G processor (quad core) 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive Aspire Aspire AS5552G – $ 750 15.6″ Laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, AMD Phenom II x4 N970 2.2G processor (quad core) 6 GB DDR3 RAM, […]

Microsoft releases SP1 for Windows 7 today!

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 SP1 According to Microsoft (and I can attest to it because I just saw it come in!), the Service Pack will come in through Windows Updates. The update appears to be 87.2MB, but will expand to be nearly 800MB. According to Microsoft, it will add the following features to Windows 7: […]

New Service! We will convert your precious photos to digital

Do you have shoeboxes full of pictures? We are now offering a new service – give us your shoeboxes full of family pictures and we’ll convert them to digital format format for you. We will burn them to CD or DVD, put them on a memory stick for your new digital picture frame, and make sure […]

Data Redundancy: Backup vs saving to an external hard drive.

With the holidays fast approaching, everyone is certain to be taking lots of photos. To make sure you don’t lose those valuable pictures (We currently have a hard drive freezing in our freezer in hopes of salvaging the 6000 pictures that on it that are our client’s ONLY copy…), the best bet is to ensure […]

What is a virus, and do I have one?

Worried about computer safety? There are a few easy ways to tell if you’re infected, and some simple ways to take care of it yourself – if you’re comfortable doing so.  As always, prevention is always the best medicine! #1 – when you try to go to a website, you get redirected. This is a […]