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  • High praise, indeed!

    Posted on January 18th, 2019 at 14:00 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    AskWoody.com, and its eponymous factotum (…Woody), have made it to Martin Brinkmann’s Tech Sites We Love, over on ghacks.net:

    AskWoody.com offers news, tips, and support for Microsoft Windows, Office, PCs and other tech. It is run by Woody Leonhard and one of the prime news sources for Windows administrators and users on the Internet…
    It is a must-visit site in my opinion as a system administrator, regardless of whether you administrate a single Home PC or PCs in a company network.

    @martinbrinkmann is a trusted MVP here (but of course, with the roles still not 100%, you may not always see a correct indication on any account!), and his articles have often been linked here on AskWoody. Judging by the number of mentions he’s received here, you must respect him too.

    In this case, I am 100% in support of Martin’s opinion – Well done, Woody!

     
    Thx @Microfix

  • Important information about Docs.com end of service

    Posted on June 10th, 2017 at 04:31 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Several weeks ago, docs.com had a search trawling issue which caused some concern.

    Microsoft have now announced their decision to shut docs.com, with six months’ notice that all content will be deleted.

    Microsoft’s Docs.com service to be discontinued

    Microsoft is retiring the Docs.com service on Friday, December 15, 2017 and we are hereby advising all users to move their existing Docs.com content to other file storage and sharing platforms as soon as possible, as Docs.com will no longer be available after this date.

    Martin Brinkmann has posted an article on ghacks.com:
    Microsoft to shut down docs.com on December 15, 2017

  • Anti-Ransomware Software Overview Update

    Posted on May 23rd, 2017 at 16:28 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Martin Brinkmann has updated the ghacks.net Security overview, to 23 May 2017.

    “There are two types of Anti-Ransomware software programs: those that protect the system in real-time against incoming threats, and those that disinfect the system after a successful ransomware attack.”

    As well as reviewing named programs that act to prevent ransomware, a handy table compares the various paid and free software options.

    Decryption is also discussed, should you have the misfortune to not prevent an infection.

    Martin’s advice is worth repeating here:

    “As far as prevention is concerned, there is more that users can do, for instance making sure they run up to date security software, do back ups of important data and keep the backups detached from the system, or use common sense.”

     
    Take a look at Martin’s full article here.