Most small businesses do little to no public relations (PR) to promote their businesses. The reasons are fairly common. No one within the small business knows the mechanics of writing a press release, and if they did, they don’t know what to say. Instead, small business owners wait for a local reporter to stop by or for a trade publication editor to notice them at a trade show. Most small businesses are still waiting, but a select few luck into their moment of fame; and when it comes, Wow! what an impact it can have.
Don’t store your information on multiple sites. When you’re checking out of a store online, they will ask you to register as a user. Even if they don’t store your credit card information, always check out as a guest.
Don’t open emails from folks you don’t do business with. If you ever get an email from your bank asking you for personal information, call the bank first before doing anything else. Ask them about the email and find out what is going on. If it is legitimate, which I doubt it is since banks don’t conduct business like that, then you can take care of it right there over the phone.
Back to the strange noise coming from your computer. Two items to check first, the power supply fan and the hard drive (there could be a third choice on the newer computers since most also have a fan on the processor chip). Both have bearings and spin at high speeds. You normally can determine if the noise is coming from one or the other. Replacing the power supply is not a big deal but can be laborious depending on your computer model and case design. If you’re not handy with a screw driver and understand a little basic structure of positive and negative connections, take it to a local computer repair shop. It’s not difficult but it is easy to make the wrong connection and you can fry your motherboard and everything attached if something goes wrong.
This will give them complete freedom to do their homework and get all their communication tasks done. Many find this is an ideal situation. Of course, having some kind of small business ransomware protection system is important, as you don’t want to have external elements creeping into your system and taking what you consider to be the most valuable.
Limited lifespan may be another limitation of a net book. Windows and protect from virus install updates on your computer regularly and over a year or two these updates can really add up and eat away at your hard drive. Because the industry is changing and net books are a newer class of computer there really is no way to predict the lifespan of a net book. It is conservative to expect that your net book will be compatible with the technology around it for 1-2 years.
If you aren’t sure if you have one or not, you can scan your computer’s bandwidth transfer. If you are sending and receiving data when you don’t have your browser open, it’s a big sign that you could have a botnet on your machine.
If you install a virus protection software, Firewall and spyware software your computer will be well protected and you will have peace of mind. And, you needn’t spend a lot. In each category you can find a free version that is very good and will help keep your computer problem free.