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Joe Peifer

Solving workstation and server problems for customers since 1985. A whiz with Microsoft and Apple products alike. A veritable Swiss Army Knife for life's technological roadblocks.

QuickBooks Database Manager Won’t Start

QuickBooks Database Manager (QuickBooksDBXX) Service Conflicts with DNS Server Service A problem can occur when QuickBooks Database Manager (QBDM) is installed on a Windows Server that is also acting as a DNS server. In brief, the issue occurs because the QuickBooks Database Manager attempts to ...
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Stop Microsoft from Spying Your Search Data

Windows 10 has always wreaked of privacy intrusion. From the moment a Windows 10 computer is first christened users are peppered with questions about sharing data, actions, activities, and even biometrics with Microsoft. Even with all of these questions answered —no— there's no guarantee that ...
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Practical Hints for Guarding Against Phishing and Ransomware

The new decade will bring with it a host of new security concerns for computer owners. The most aggressive and insidious of these concerns is Ransomware. Here's how to guard yourself against it. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software that gets installed on a ...
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Microsoft Windows 7 End-of-Life (end of support)

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end its support of one it's most popular and successful operating systems... Windows 7. On that date (and maybe before) there's a good chance that this notification will appear on the screen your computer (snowflakes added for that Holiday ...
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