At Advance Micro Solutions, we believe that information systems should be an asset used to improve business productivity and communication, and not a nuisance that businesses should need to constantly worry about.
With over 15 years of experience providing IT products, solutions, and services for small and medium sized businesses across the Greater Vancouver area, we work closely with our customers to help them thrive in today's technology-driven marketplaces.
Our partners include IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, HP, Symantec, VMWare, Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, and CA Technologies. From hardware upgrades to software installations, data backups to website design, we handle it all, so that you can concentrate on running your business!
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Symantec – Petya ransomware outbreak: Here’s what you need to know
Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017
Here’s an article from Symantec (makers of Symantec Endpoint Protection) about the randomware attack hitting large organizations around the world. Petya has been in existence since 2016. It differs from typical ransomware as it doesn’t just encrypt files, it also overwrites and encrypts the master boot record (MBR). https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/petya-ransomware-outbreak-here-s-what-you-need-know Symantec Endpoint Protection will protect computers […]
Microsoft Extending Windows 7/8.1 support for Intel 6th Gen Devices
Posted on Friday September 09, 2016
Microsoft has updated its support policy for 6th Generation Intel Core (Skylake) devices, and will now support Windows 7 until January 14, 2020 and Windows 8.1 until January 10, 2023 for those devices. Originally, Microsoft had announced that they would stop support Skylake after July 17, 2017. Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows
Meet Edge, Microsoft’s New Replacement for Internet Explorer
Posted on Thursday August 13, 2015
Alongside Windows 10’s release, Microsoft has introduced a new browser which they have dubbed Edge, and they’re making it the default. Internet Explorer 11 can still be used in Windows 10, but Microsoft has indicated that they will only be supporting it in the future with security fixes, and it’s being kept around mostly to […]
Windows 10 is Out. Here’s What You Should Know.
Posted on Friday July 31, 2015
Windows 10 is out! If you have Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) or Windows 8.1, the upgrade is provided free from Microsoft for the first year! Here’s how to upgrade, direct from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/windows-10-upgrade What’s new with Windows 10? Windows 10 builds on the base of Windows 8.1; on the surface the two look fairly similar. […]
“Google Mobilegeddon”: Google Changing Search to Favour Mobile Friendly Websites
Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015
Google is tweaking their search algorithm so that on Google searches on mobile devices (ie. smartphones and iPhones), sites designed to display correctly on mobile devices will be ranked higher. From Business Insider: Google is making a giant change this week that could crush millions of small businesses From Google itself: Rolling Out the mobile-friendly update […]
“Superfish” Security Vulnerability on some Lenovo Laptops
Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015
Have you recently bought a non-ThinkPad branded Lenovo laptop? If so, your passwords and banking information could be vulnerable to hackers! Recently, it came to light that a piece of software called Superfish was pre-installed on some recently released Lenovo laptops, and that Superfish circumvents SSL, which is what many sites – including major banking and […]