Monthly Archives: May 2021

Protect Your Data with Carbonite

Working from home has a lot of advantages. However, it is not without security threats. Cybercriminals target home networks far more than corporate networks. As a result, clicking on an unknown link at home may have unfavorable consequences.

For example, scam links are often sent by e-mail. To ensure that the sender’s email is legitimate, double-check the sender’s email address. Furthermore, customers should not click any links unless they are confident that they were sent by the company. You may also spot grammar mistakes in the text, which is a sign that it’s a phishing email.

The good news is that you can take steps to improve your cyber-defenses, such as making sure your important files and data are backed up to a secure cloud storage. We recommend Carbonite online backup solutions which will protect your data regardless of any type of attack or problem.



If you would like us to secure and and backup your computer or if you are having any problems, call us at 1-800-620-5285 or book an appointment online at www.karlstechnology.com.

Certain Windows 10 Versions End of Support This Month

The month of May this year ends a few versions of Windows 10. If you have these versions, make sure to update to the latest version as soon as possible.

The End of Support (also known as End of Service) warning may seem concerning to users, but don’t worry too much about it. If you are using an older version of Windows, you can continue to do so. The downside of that choice, however, stems from security flaws.

The list of versions expiring are shown below, thanks to XDA-Developers:
Source: xda-developers

Microsoft’s first major annual update is coming up at any time, so be on the lookout for that one.

To get rid of the warning, Microsoft states to simply update your system. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Click the Windows Icon
  2. Search for Settings
  3. Click “Update & security”
  4. Go to “Check for updates”

If an update is available, you will simply click on “Download and install” to begin the process.


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Microsoft Edge Kids Mode

Last month, Microsoft announced a new experience for kids while they’re surfing the web. Introduced as Microsoft Edge Kids Mode, this browser can be regulated by parents to give their children a better and safer environment possible while they’re online.

Since the pandemic began last year, more and more children are utilizing the virtual learning opportunities available throughout the world. This means more available times to be online. Thankfully, with one less thing to worry about, parents can set up Kids Mode on their devices to avoid any possible viruses, attacks, or adult-related content. This puts more freedom into the parents’ hands to restrict what they feel is age-appropriate for their kids.

“As far as getting into Kids Mode, it really can’t get any easier. Simply click on your account profile in the upper right corner of Edge and select “Browse in Kids Mode.” From here, you’ll be asked to choose the appropriate age range for your child, either 5-8 or 9-12. And that’s it! Just like that, you’ll quickly “leave” Microsoft Edge and enter the beautiful world of Kids Mode.”

Source: Windows Blog

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High CPU Usage Causing Slower PC

A number of factors could result in your PC running slower than usual. It could possibly be low on memory, too many programs opened, or even malware.

Just recently, the Microsoft Feedback Hub was filled with complaints about their PC’s high CPU (central processing unit) usage after updating the OS with Windows 10 patches. Thankfully, the latest patch remedied this particular issue.

“The tech site says that patch KB5001391 has cured this spiking processor usage problem, at least according to reports from some users, although little detail has been provided about what this bug actually was (save for being a ‘race condition’ where two running processes start grabbing an inordinate amount of system resources, slowing everything else down).”

Source: TechRadar

If you are having this same issue with your PC, simply head over to the ‘Check for Updates’ section of the Windows Update in the Settings app. The optional KB5001391 will show up under the “View optional updates” link.

For help updating, restoring or dealing with any Windows 10 issues, call us at 1-800-620-5285.  Karls Technology is a nationwide computer service company with offices in many major cities. This blog post was brought to you from our staff at the Denver Computer Repair Service. If you need computer repair in Denver, CO please call or text the local office at (720) 441-6460.