Monthly Archives: August 2016

Windows 10 Update

free windows 10 upgrade

Maybe some of you took advantage of Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade last month, or perhaps you are still mulling it over. Adjusting to OS changes is always a process, and how valuable the new changes are to you is a matter of preference and how you utilize your computer. Much of it boils down to your internet use, integration of cloud based and online services, and if you like new bells and whistles or prefer to keep it old-school.

Windows 10 offers these changes and improvements:

  • Faster boot up speeds
  • Virtual Assistant, Cortana
  • Facial recognition log in
  • Integrated antivirus
  • The return of Windows desktop and Start Menu
  • Automatic syncing with cloud services
  • Free updates until 2025

If you have questions about whether the Windows 10 upgrade is right for you – check out our Blog, “Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Is It Right for You?” for some advice before you decide.


Imagine if you came into the office on Monday, ready to input your payroll and fill some customer order, and boot up your computer only to see a big red notification box demanding that you pay $300 in the next 24-hours or everything on your system will be lost. Sounds bogus, right? They can’t do this! Well, unfortunately, this is the reality of Ransomware, a fast-growing form of malicious digital attack software.

While the impact of a ransomware attack on a business can be staggering, there are precautions you can take to ensure your system and network are as safe as possible. Make sure your Firewalls are configured properly, that all your operating software is updated accordingly, and that your Antivirus protection software is up to date and monitored for threats. Many businesses have these items installed, but no one pays any attention to them after hardware is set up and running. Without making sure you are keeping up with updates and monitoring any warnings and notifications, you are leaving your system at great risk.

At Network Knowledge, we keep ourselves current on all the latest Ransomware threats, and we use only professional-grade Antivirus software and Backup systems. Our Managed IT Services clients can rest easy knowing their systems and networks are being monitored consistently, and all updates are taken care of automatically.

Want more? Here is an article that expands on the Ransomware threat…