!! Windows 7 End of support !!

Type: Informational alert

Affected: Computer users running Windows 7

Warning: After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. Now is the time to upgrade to Windows 10.

Implications: If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but Microsoft will no longer provide the following support for your business;

  • No technical support
  • No software updates
  • No security updates

Official information: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-windows-7-support

What next?: If you are unsure how this will affect you, please contact one of our support advisers (01432 700110) and we will help you with the best option for preparing for the end of Windows 7.

BT claim they will disconnect your service

Lately scammers are contacting more and more people claiming to be BT and suggesting that services will be disconnected in 24/48 hours…

Some calls have been know to be automated and whilst other are live conversations, they are completely fake and are to be ignored.

Fake Canon Support sites

Type: Scam websites

Affected: Owners of Canon printers encountering problems with aftermarket ink that produces the error code B203 are directed to multiple scam websites offering to fix this issue.

Scam: Users that call the support number have their computers taken over by remote access (logmein) and are advised that the error can be fixed for a fee and also that the antivirus being used is no good and you should use theirs (which is costly and unnecessary).

Example site: https://www.canonprintersupport247.com/blog/fix-canon-printer-error-code-b203/ (link disbaled)

Comment: Please visit the official Canon site for support https://www.canon.co.uk/support/

Compromised: Users that have already been compromised it is advised that you shut down your computer and call our support services (01432 700110) or your own IT support contractor.