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Ninite installs and updates your favorite software

Ninite is one of our favorite applications here at Longstone IT. Ninite makes it quick, easily and painless to install and update a whole range of applications at once, from your web browser, adobe reader to anti virus, ninite installs and updates with a single installer. 1. Head on over to http://www.ninite.com 2. Select the programs that you want to install or keep upto date. 3. Click the big green get installer button. 4. Save the file and then run it. One great feature is that it will install all the programs without installing all those annoying IE toolbars by ask.com etc, it really is single click. Enjoy!...

Fake Microsoft Caller Scam

We've had at least two clients call us in the last few days saying they've had a cold call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft support. The cold caller claims that they have something wrong with their PC and want to connect their computer to resolve the problems. Generally all that happens at this point is the cold caller installs fake software on the PC that steals data, reports fake issues and causes more problems than it cures. They then try and talk you into an annual maintenance contract and try to persuade you to hand over your credit card details. This scam seems to have been going for quite sometime now and the scammers are generally relying on your Fear Uncertainty or Doubt to gain access to your computer. If you do get a call of...