Entries by Aspire Technology Solutions

NotPetya/Goldeneye Ransomware Virus Notice

Yet another massive ransomware attack called NotPetya (or Goldeneye) was launched this week using some of the same techniques to spread as the WannaCry ransomware. We anticipate that this will become an increasing trend in 2017. Last month, we sent a similar notice to call attention to the urgency of the issue, provide Windows Update […]

Goodbye Windows XP…

As you may have heard recently, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. You may be asking, what does this mean for me? Generally speaking, it means that nothing will change on your computer immediately. Your Windows XP-based computer and software will continue to run normally for the immediate future. Long […]

Which Web Browser Should I Choose?

In today’s web browser market, there are many choices and sometimes it is hard to who which one to choose. There is no right or wrong answer as it ultimately comes down to personal preference. There is certainly no harm in running more than one browser on your computer but not all websites display properly […]

Moving to a New Office?

Moving an office to a new location is a long and tedious process with many details. One of the more commonly overlooked details tends to be the IT infrastructure. Virtually all small business networks rely on Internet connections and phones provided by a local telecom provider and not all providers service all locations. Additionally, your […]

Lightning Season

Now that we are approaching the summer months, it is a good time to remember that lightning is not friendly to electronic devices. We typically see a large number of power supplies, DSL modems, and cable modems fail during these months due to lightning-related events. If you live in an area that is prone to […]

Windows 8 on Your New PC

Microsoft released the latest version of Windows, Windows 8, at the end of 2012. Now that it has been available for a few months, PC manufacturers are starting to bundle new systems with Windows 8 as their default operating system choice. As a rule, we do not recommend upgrading to the latest version of any […]

Is your backup really a backup?

We cannot stress enough how important it is to back up your data. If you do not have a copy of your data in more than one place at a given time, it should not be considered safe or backed-up. Many customers make the mistake of coping data to an external hard drive, deleting it […]

Regular Tune Ups

Computers function much like cars. After actually having my personal car tuned-up today, this fact is clear and simple. If you perform regular tune-ups, you will have more consistent experience with performance and speed. Aspire recommends having your system evaluated and tuned-up annually regardless of whether you are using your computer is a business or […]

Java Malware on the Rise

Java exploits that allow malware installation appears to be on the rise lately. While this has been an issue for many years, it has been gaining more media attention in recent weeks. Keeping Java up to date is key to limiting your exposure. If you have Java installed, it will check for update periodically and […]

Our new website is finally here!

Aspire Technology Solutions, Inc. is thrilled to announce the launch of our new website, designed with a new look and convenient, user-friendly navigation. Plus, we’ve made great efforts to update you with the latest information about our products and services. We hope that you will enjoy browsing our new site, finding more options and information […]