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Should you update your operating system?

Should you update your operating system?

Almost everyone that uses a modern version of Windows is familiar with Windows Update. Maybe you've been right in the middle of your work and gotten a notification that Windows needs to install updates, or turned on your computer only to find that you had to wait for updating to finish. Microsoft...

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The Importance of Antivirus Software

The Importance of Antivirus Software

One of the most common reasons for failures or problems in computers is the lack of antivirus software, or expired antivirus software. It is an issue which is often overlooked and has dire consequences for the unfortunate computer owner. What Is a Virus? These days there are so many different...

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Traveling with Electronics

Traveling with Electronics

Nanosystems is always happy to help out the University of Minnesota community. Sometimes, when students fly in from overseas, they bring with them laptops and other electric devices that use a different plug than the standard American 110-Volt connector.   American electrical devices run on 110 volts, while in other...

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Why do people create viruses and malware?

Why do people create viruses and malware?

There are thousands and thousands of different viruses and malware on the Internet today. So, you may be asking, why do people create viruses and malware? There are three primary reasons why they create them: To make money. To steal account information. To cause problems and trouble for others. Making...

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