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Windows 10 – Should You Upgrade?

Windows 10 Coming Soon January 30, 2016 Editor’s Note:  This post was published on June 9, 2015.  Please see our latest post on the subject at https://www.mbswi.com/2016/01/windows-10-upgrades/ If you have even a casual interest in computers, you have likely heard about the release of Windows 10. There is a lot of hype about this release and […]

Poweliks Malware Removal

Poweliks Malware Removal I just got done cleaning a “Poweliks” infection from a client’s PC in Muskego. It went undetected by two anti-virus / anti-malware products. Symptoms of this Trojan horse include slow performance, high disk activity, lots of connections displayed when you type netstat at a command prompt, and powershell appears in task manager […]

Tip for identifying fraudulent emails

I’m sure most of you have received fraudulent emails like this.  Here’s a tip for you for identifying fraudulent emails. If you get a message like this, HOVER the mouse over the link in the e-mail. DO NOT CLICK. You will see where the link will send you if you click. In this case, it […]

Passed Cisco CCNA4 Class – On to the Certification Exam

I just passed my Cisco CCNA4 final exam with a score of 99%!! Next I need to take Cisco’s certification test.  By the end of September, I should have Cisco CCNA4 certification.  I’ve been taking Cisco certification classes at Waukesha County Technical College for just over a year. It feels good to be done with that. […]

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New Partnerships

New Partnerships – Mullarky Business Systems is now partnered with HP (Hewlett-Packard) and Cisco, providing improved support for business networks. We are now an HP partner and a Cisco partner.  This gives us better access to technical support, better pre-sales support, and better prices!

Technology Review

Annual Technology Review Technology review time!  January is an excellent time to think about the advances in technology that you’ve made over the past year and what you want to accomplish in the coming year. Start by thinking about the changes you’ve made in 2012 and what the benefits are.  When you take stock, you’ll find […]

The 10,000 Most-Used Passwords – Upgrade Yours for Security!

10,000 Most-Used Passwords Simple passwords are a bad idea.  It’s one thing if you have a simple password to log onto your computer at home (still not a good idea).  It’s quite a different thing to have a simple password to get into your e-mail… or your Amazon account… or your bank!! There are two […]

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Emergency Computer Support: Hello? Is anybody there?

Network technicians, as a group, have a reputation for poor people skills and lousy service. What kind of response do you get when you call for computer support? Have you left a message and never been called back? Do you get YOUR technician when you call, or do you get a help desk? When you […]