Jim Collins, Morten Hansen – Great by Choice

In looking at books to review for our end of year edition, we found Great by Choice to be the kind of motivating book that lends itself to end of year reflection and inspiration. Jim Collins is known for his [...]

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

Clutter Free Desktop

If you frequently run multiple programs simultaneously, your desktop can get extremely cluttered. This can get annoying if you're working on one program and want to minimize all of the other windows. In previous versions of Windows, you had to [...]

October 31st, 2011|Tech Tips|

Staying secure in a wifi location

Have you ever worried about your internet security when surfing the web in a space away from the office or home? Here are some important tips from a recent article in the New York Times. And, don't forget to view [...]

October 20th, 2011|Tech Tips|

NYC Cyber Security Symposium

Waytek representatives recently attended the Cyber Security Symposium held by Kaspersky Lab in New York City on October 6th, where Kaspersky Lab also launched its latest edition of Kaspersky's Antivirus/Anti-malware products. What made the event especially interesting was that the [...]

October 13th, 2011|Corporate|

Internet Explorer 9 Tech Tip

Here's a tip for those of you using Internet Explorer 9 on how to change the default download location. In Internet Explorer 9, the default download is in the downloads folder in your user profile. If you don't like this [...]

September 29th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Waytek People – Brian McDonnell

Brian McDonnell, CEO  In each edition of our newsletter, we try to include a profile on one of our Waytek employees to let you learn a little more about them outside of their time here at Waytek. This month, with [...]

September 20th, 2011|Corporate|

Laptop Tech Tip

Many or our Managed Services customers run businesses where their employees are on the road and using their laptops at home and at sites. Here is a tip to keep laptops running more efficiently. (On another note, recent studies have [...]

September 19th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Gone Phishing

Not to be confused with summer fishing, "phishing" in the tech world is a different story, and an important one to know. We often get questions about phishing filters. A phishing filter can be a component of a web browser [...]

August 22nd, 2011|Tech Tips|

New Check Up Tech Tips!

This is the most common problem faced by every computer user. No matter how many tips and tricks you follow, your computer may not work the way it used to. Here are some tips to speed things up. Defragment your [...]

July 18th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Summer Travel

On a recent trip to Europe this summer, we were constantly reminded of the need for IT security, especially with mobile devices. In addition to maneuvering the settings and cost to staying connected, the need for security for both personal and [...]

July 12th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Summer Safety Tips – Staying Secure Online While Traveling

One of the most effective ways of protecting yourself when traveling is to take these simple and preventive steps before you leave: Update your laptop and smartphone operating systems and applications to the latest version to reduce the vulnerability of [...]

June 28th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Youngme Moon – Different

This newsletter's book review features Different, the bestselling book by Harvard Business School professor, Youngme Moon. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and publications, bringing an entertaining and innovative outlook to the world of business, especially marketing, as [...]

June 11th, 2011|Book Review|

Accessing Your Folders From the Taskbar

Yes, you can access your folders from the Taskbar rather than always opening the Windows Explorer window and pointing to the drives. This method can save a lot of time for many users. Many users (you know who you are) [...]

June 7th, 2011|Tech Tips|

6 Tips to Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

Install Less Applications on your Computer Just because an Application is free, doesn't mean you have to install it on your PC. Some people install useless applications to their computer, even if they are never going to use them. Remember, [...]

May 26th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Looking for malware disaster stories. Let us know!

Do you have a malware disaster story? Share them with us at Waytek. We'd love to write about your story and have you look at our security products, including Malwarebytes.  Contact

May 18th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Temporarily Disabling AVG

Many of our AVG customers ask about how to temporarily disable AVG 2011 protection for Troubleshooting or Malware removal Right click on the AVG icon on the task bar and choose open AVG user interface On the menu bar, click [...]

May 12th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Frozen Mouse? Brrrr.

Frozen mouse? Use your keyboard as a mouse. To activate mouse keys, all you do is press Alt+Left shift key (the one below the caps lock key) and the Num Lock key. To deactivate, just press the above combination again. [...]

May 4th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Password Protection

How strong is your password? What is a strong password? A strong password should not contain your username, phone number, street name or address. It should be at least 6 characters in length. Use a combination of numbers, upper and [...]

April 26th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Kim’s Q & A

This week, Kim provided a Q & A approach to her weekly Tech Tips on questions she is often asked. Q: Why should servers be monitored? A:  There are many functions a server performs every minute and it is hard [...]

April 20th, 2011|Corporate|

Windows 7 “GodMode”

So you may have seen a couple of blogs about an undocumented feature in Windows 7. This feature allows you to create a folder which then gives access to a large number of handy shortcuts. The feature has been christened [...]

April 4th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Waytek in SNJ Business People

Brian McDonnell, CEO and President of Waytek, was featured in the latest issue of SNJ Business People, focusing on technology and telecommunications. Brian participated in a roundtable discussion on the topic and offered his views on emerging trends in technology [...]

March 17th, 2011|Corporate|

AVG – How do I upgrade AVG with a new license number?

Here is a question Kim gets asked a lot. "How do I upgrade my current AVG product with my newly purchased AVG License Number?" Please note that it is not necessary to uninstall your current AVG product. To upgrade your AVG [...]

March 14th, 2011|Tech Tips|

The Waytek People

Waytek has a staff of dedicated and experienced employees. Our blog will now be featuring stories on our employees and their work and lives outside of the office. Our first story features Judy McGinn, our Senior Manager of Strategic Sales [...]

March 9th, 2011|Corporate|

Windows 7 – Show the Menu Bar in Explorer Folders

Summary: If you are used to seeing a menu bar when working with Explorer folders, you can enable it in Windows 7. If you have worked with earlier versions of Windows, such as Windows XP, you probably used the menu [...]

March 7th, 2011|Tech Tips|