The Computer Repair Podcast #253 – Random Thoughts

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Topic:Just some random thoughts from John, Paco and I


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John Tip

Free IT Tools from SpiceWorks


Jeff Tip

Home Wireless Setup – Access Point, MESH, Equipment


SanDisk SSD Failure

  • Jeff was right (no second chance)
  • Good Backups
  • RMA procedure was OK, Sandisk complex questions (end user).  Long Time.
  • Was the drive encrypted?  Can you RMA?


Sandisk Add On Item – iXpand

  • ** Have not used.


CoreDial Issues (VOIP)

  • Big issues for CoreDial VOIP service
  • My VOIP provider (partner) and Calyptix came through for my customers.
  • Araknis – OVRC saved the day as well.  Remotely rebooted POE equipment.  


Windows Defender – How to Enable PUA, PUP or Adware Protection in Windows Defender?

  • Windows Defender can detect and remove malware and viruses, but it doesn’t detect Potentially Unwanted Programs by default. However, there is an opt-in feature which you can enable by editing the registry, to make Windows Defender scan and eliminate adware, PUAs or PUPs in real-time.


Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2017BackBlaze Q3 2017 Hard Drive Failure Rates


RMM – Looking for optionsCheck out this spreadsheet


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