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Sometimes computers do wacky things that ring alarm bells and make us dive for cover. Next thing you know, you’re running scans on repeat and demanding everyone come clean about their browsing habits. Fortunately, not all weird occurrences are caused by viruses –...read more
With the crazy weather we’re seeing, natural disasters on the rise and cyber terrorism echoing for years, it’s not a case of ‘if’ a disaster will strike your business, but ‘when’. Surprisingly, it’s not the scope and scale of the event that influences how deeply your...read more
You’d be right in thinking it’s hard to program a computer virus that can spread across the world in a flash - we’re talking days of constant desk-jockey nerd-work. So why do they bother? Well, it generally comes down to 3 reasons: Money, showing off their skill, or...read more
URGENT ALERT: 143 million Customers Exposed in Financial Data Breach Credit reporting company Equifax has just revealed that its databases were hacked in a large-scale breach affecting millions across the US, UK & Canada. While no hacking event is ever good news,...read more
Exciting Changes have arrived at Mainstay Computing Ltd!
Spring is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. At Mainstay Computing Ltd. we have an exciting new beginning; we are now located in the Heart of Sechelt! Visit us at 5694 Mermaid Street.read more
ESET’s EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker can be used to determine whether your Windows machine is patched against EternalBlue.
This is the exploit behind the WannaCry ransomware epidemic that is still being used to spread cryptocurrency mining software and other malware.read more
In today’s fast-paced world, backing up your files is of the utmost importance. Typically music, movies, films, data files, projects, and photos are all stored in one place – your computer.
Laptops and desktops have decreased in cost, and the amount of storage inside them has increased greatly over the last few years. Unfortunately having all of your data in only one place is dangerous.read more
With one or two wrong clicks, your computer can become infected with a virus or Trojan. You may not even notice, and someone may have complete control of your computer – watching you through your webcam, browsing your files, stealing your passwords and recording all of your keystrokes.
It is far too easy for cyber criminals to lure you into clicking. Learn what to look for and how to prevent becoming a victim.read more
Mainstay Computing is your first choice for all technical support, computer support, computer repair service, and web design in Sechelt and Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast of BC.read more
Alexis Harrington founded Sand Dollar Bookkeeping after 7 years as an accounting assistant with a local accounting firm in BC. Her site is simple, intuitive, and easy to maintain.read more