Windows 10 mouse and / or keyboard stops working after reboot

We encountered a couple of clients who had something similar in common yesterday. They came into work and found that their mouse and/or keyboard was not functioning though they had not done anything different or applied updates. The culprit was an update from Feb 16 that simply had not applied until after the machine had rebooted. This was very frustrating …

Meltdown and Spectre CPU design flaws – massive security vulnerabilities for your business

The IT big news in 2018 has been about Meltdown and Spectre, two CPU design flaws that affect virtually every modern Intel processor with the exception of the Intel Itanium and Intel Atom prior to 2013. These flaws affect desktop computers, notebook & laptops, tablets, mobile phones, servers and even hosted servers “in the cloud”. What do you have to …

Thank you for the nomination for Best of the Upstate!

Back a couple years ago, we were nominated for, and won “Best of the Upstate” for Best Computer Services. This was almost unbelievable because we are a smaller company, in a sea of larger and more established business computer support providers. Just goes to show, every vote does count! Last year, 2016, we were nominated, again, no small feat, but …

Important notice regarding ISP maintenance

Today is Annual International Internet Spring Cleaning Day! ISPs (Internet Service Providers) around the world are increasing their efforts to keep our networks in tip-top shape so that they perform as fast as possible. In case you have missed the segments on the news and the endless emails flying around for the last week or so, I will go over …

Purchase new business computers from us!

If you are planning to purchase new computers for your business, or even your home, there may be reasons to NOT buy the mainstream HP, Dell, or Lenovo, etc. While we are authorized resellers for many great and well-established brands, one brand continues to stick out among the offerings for their reliability, and just as importantly, for the simple fact …

Consider managed services to reduce downtime and frustration for your business!

If you run a small or medium business without a dedicated IT department, you are probably painfully aware of the costs associated with keeping your computers and servers up to date with security patches and updates. Whether you are paying an IT company to perform preventive maintenance, or if you or another staff member are taking time out of your …

Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor trojan might encourage you to get anti-virus on your Mac

A story over on the Bitdefender blog warns that a trojan that is posing as a file converter (EasyDoc Converter.app) is out in the wild and once it is run, creates a connection to the outside world, allowing full control of your Apple Mac computer. If you do not have current anti-virus / anti-malware software on your Mac, this will …

We’ve been nominated for Best of the Upstate – Best computer service!

Last year, someone nominated Homeland Secure IT, LLC for the Greenville News “Best of the Upstate” award for Best Computer Service. Thanks to our friends, family, customers and vendors, we actually won! Honestly, I didn’t think we would. It’s not because I don’t believe we are the best, it’s because the other fine service providers have many advantages over us. …

Microsoft Windows 10 Update Got You Down?

If you are using Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, you have been probably been harassed prompted to install Microsoft Windows 10 by now. In fact, we have had people call who said that their operating system didn’t even prompt them, it actually gave them a countdown and said it was going to install, and it did. Others claim that they …

Public Service Announcement – It’s Internet Spring Cleaning Time Once Again!

Spring has sprung and with it comes Annual International Internet Spring Cleaning Day! This year ISPs (Internet Service Providers) around the world are increasing their efforts to keep our networks in tip-top shape so that they perform as fast as possible. Perhaps you may have missed the stories on the news and the endless emails flying around for the last week …