Phone fell in the sink?
Is a virus blocking your computer from certain websites?
Maybe you’ve experienced a security breach on your company’s computer network?
There are lots of things that can go wrong with tech in the workplace. Rather than just exclaiming ‘oops!’ and spend ages trying to solve the issue, you need to be able to act quickly and expertly put an end to the problem. Here are some ways you can deal with the most common Oops! moments in company tech.
A Slow Computer
There is nothing more annoying than waiting for ten minutes while your computer turns on! And it’s even worse if the computer continues to be slow while you try and work on it. The first thing you can do to solve this is to find the source of the issue. Normally, it is because the user has downloaded too many programs and software onto the machine. If this is the case with yours, you can simply remove some programs. A virus could also be slowing your machine down. If this is the case, take the laptop or computer to a computer repair. Professionals will be able to wipe the virus from your machine and give you some tips on how to speed up the computer.
Pop-Up Ads On The Desktop
Generally speaking, pop-up adverts should only appear on browsers when you are browsing the Internet. And, even then, you can keep them down to a minimum by installing an ad blocker. However, sometimes these annoying adverts can appear on your desktop. This is the result of installing an adware. We don’t usually know when we are installing these adware programs, as they are often attached to software. Running a full computer scan should pick up on any unwanted adware, and your antivirus software can then remove it.
Spillages On Devices
Accidents happen, and there are various ways you could end up getting your laptop, tablet device, or smartphone wet. You might spill a drink, or your smaller devices might end up falling out of your pocket and into a sink or toilet! If you’re anything like me, this is a situation that you probably worry about on a daily basis! Thankfully, though, all is not lost if your machines do end up wet. The best way to solve this problem is to place them in a bowl of rice. If it is your laptop that is affected, you will need to find a large enough bowl! The rice should absorb any moisture, and after a whole day, your devices should work like normal.
These days, online security is absolutely paramount to companies. Without securing your computer network, you will be putting all your online data at risk. If hackers try to get into your system, they might even gain access to your online banking accounts, which is very bad news! The best way to deal with such security breaches is to prevent them from happening in the first place, and invest in top-quality security software.
Hopefully, you’ll never say oops at work again!