Back to School Special! Ends 8/31/14

We're having a stellar Back to School Special for all you students (and even non-students)! Enjoy 20% off any one Nerd Crossing service from now until August 31, 2014. The secret code: "Nerds Rule"
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How to Back Up Your Data

Treat your computer as though you’re a dancer at a hip hop concert. Back it up. There are hundreds of reasons why you might lose your files. You could have a virus, a hacker, your computer could be too dusty. While there are ways of preventing these, you should also have a plan B, and that’s data backup.
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Signs You’ve Been Hacked

To start this off, it’s important to note that if you do discover any of the following signs, you should contact Nerd Crossing immediately. Being hacked is serious business and it could cost you big time. Your computer could break, costing you all your files. Your bank account could be wiped out. Your personal information could be sold online. We’ve discussed how to protect yourself from malware and viruses (link), but here is how you can actually tell if your computer has been hijacked.
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How to protect from malware

Chances are, you have been a victim of a virus or malware. Whether it was on your computer to gather banking information, view personal files or spam others’ emails, most people have been exposed to some sort of malicious virus, spyware, rootkit, etc.

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How to keep your computer clean and why it’s important

It’s time for spring cleaning! Sweep underneath your rugs, get around to Windexing and make sure your computer is dust-free. We all know that our files should be cleaned out, but did you know that the physical maintenance of your computer can help its longevity? The cleaner your machine, the less computer repair you’ll need.[…]