Category Archives: FAQ

Websites and Domains explained for business.

The 4 critical steps when it comes to getting your business online, the 1 mistake most businesses make and how to avoid it.
I get lots of questions about setting up websites and domains and many people feel confused over what they are buying and how much it should cost and how it all works. The easiest way I find to explain this especially to business owners is to draw parallels to running a real shop or office. Continue reading Websites and Domains explained for business.

Question from a Client

I get some good questions from clients in my day to day running around and fixing stuff. Some are worth sharing.

“You were talking about something called Stan – streaming TV & movies but we need to get some kind of device to be able to watch it on the TV. Could you let me know what this device is called? Is there a good range of TV shows & movies on Stan? How does it work exactly?” Continue reading Question from a Client

Kids and Gaming

Quick tips for the busy grown-up.

It is the Christmas Season so I will keep this brief.

Games on sale like DVDs are subject to classification in Australia making it easy for you to avoid making embarrassing purchases for younger kids. The talk about Grand Theft Auto V has brought this under the spotlight as an example.

Technically speaking this game sets new standards and is a great game but the content is definitely mature to the point that Target has pulled the game from its shelves.

Long story short, look for the ratings on the cover of the box if you are in a hurry or ask a salesperson if you are not sure. Of course I am also available to answer your questions should you have any.

Also those running low on technology gift ideas are welcome to listen in on my upcoming episode of #TechTonight when I will help with #xmastech gift choices with Chris Ilsley this Monday 8th December 2014 from 8:20PM to 9:00PM on 6PR.

Those that are interested in my ramblings may keep on reading.

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Questions : Internet Security 17/9/2014

questionNow and then I get some questions. Some of them are pretty good ones. I have decided to share these with my visitors. They will all be posted under the FAQ category so if you have a question, please ask and if you are looking for answers you might find some here.

This one is a question sent direct to me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ben.aylett) from Kyra.

Hiya there Ben,
As I am not very technologically advanced I am hoping you can point me in the right direction as I am wanting to buy a security program system for my laptop.
My son has only just advised me that our paid version of avg which included a “quick fix” type add on expired a few weeks ago!
I am a bit worried as both my hubby and son have been playing games via Facebook and they do a lot of web browsing.
Anywho’s sorry about the long winded epic email, as there are so many choices what would be the best security program that’ll protect us for things like
online shopping/ paypal/
online banking,
Facebook games
But at the same time won’t cost the earth!?!
We have a sony vaivo (aprox 3 yrs old)
That runs Microsoft
Thank you ever so much for your time, I know your extremely busy and greatly appreciate not only your time but also help.
Kindest Regards,
Kyra

Ben Aylett
12:28pm
Ben Aylett
Hey Kyra,
Thanks for getting in touch.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good place to start (it’s also free!) but if you are after a fully paid security suite, here are my top picks..

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 (has consistently ranked at the top for the last few years). http://www.bitdefender.com.au/solutions/internet-security.html

Closely behind Bitdefender is Kaspersky Internet Security. Also a solid performer. https://www.buykaspersky.com.au/

Of course sticking with AVG is an option also.

I would recommend getting ONE security solution and also use Malwarebytes Antimalware (Free or premium) to cover the rest of the threat spectrum (https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/premium/).

Of course all the safety in the world is not going to help if you click on every single popup on you see.Stopping and thinking “Did I actually go looking for this?” before clicking can help prevent problems in the future.

Be careful of warnings that pop up while on the internet and feel free to check back with any more questions you have.