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Update your Adobe Flash Player today!

This week Adobe has released an emergency update for the Flash Media Player. The risks identified by a hacking team show vulnerabilities in the flash player that allow attackers to install malware on end-user computers. These vulnerabilities affect Flash versions on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. DeFreitas Computers are recommending users to […]

Samsung have taken bloatware to a new level.

Samsung have taken bloatware to a new level. While many manufacturers include customised software on their branded desktops and notebooks, Samsung have taken this to a new level but is it causing even more harm? Selected Samsung laptops/notebooks come with a “software updater” tool which is designed to keep selected Samsung drivers and apps up […]

$20,000 Small Business Tax Deduction

The new FY16 Federal Budget has included some benefits for small businesses. If you operate a small business with a turnover of less than $2 million you can now obtain an immediate tax deduction on selected items costing less than $20,000. The types of items which are eligible for the accelerated depreciation include anything which […]

Do you suffer from Cyberchondria?

Cold and Flu season is upon us and like many people you may try self-diagnosing medical conditions by using the internet to search your symptoms. Many Australians are searching online for medical advice to avoid making that doctors appointment. At DeFreitas Computers we understand the risks surrounding internet safety and while most people associate internet […]

Windows Server 2003 support will end

Microsoft Server 2003 has been a great server operating system however support for Windows Server 2003 is ending 14th July 2015. What does this mean? Basically the machine will still run however Microsoft will no longer release any security updates for any version of Server 2003. What to do now? If you are still running […]

Free up disk space on Windows 7 & Server 2008

Over time hard drive free space reduces with combination of user documents, temporary files, windows and program files and various other files. Commonly the general house keeping of deleting temporary files, emptying recycle bin data, and deleting internet cache may not be recovering the space you were hoping for. There is a Windows sub directory […]

OpenSSL bug renders websites wide open

A serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic library has been discovered that allows attackers to steal information unnoticed. Known as the Heartbleed bug, the vulnerability allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of systems that run vulnerable versions of OpenSSL, revealing the secret authentication and encryption keys to protect the traffic. User […]

Windows XP Support is ending!

On April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP will no longer be available. As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date. (If you […]

10 Tips to Stay Safe Online

These days we are all spending more time online, from making purchases online to interacting on social networking sites. The following tips can help you to protect your financial and personal information and they apply to smartphones, tablets, notebooks and computers. Install and update your security software and schedule regular virus and malware scans. Turn […]

SMTP (Outgoing Mail Servers) for Australian ISP

ISP: Outgoing Mail Server AAPT Bigpond : Blink Internet : Dodo : iiNet : Internode: iPrimus: OntheNet: Optusnet : Ozemail : People Telecom : (NSW) Three (3G Mobile) : TPG : Unwired : ** Virgin Mobile 3G: Vodafone 3G: […]

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