Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all friends, family, and clients!

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for making 2009 a memorable year for Hughes I.T. Solutions! We've worked with alot of new clients on some really cool projects, and we've had a lot of success making our existing clients live easier. We are thankful for each and every one of you! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Dave Nevill & Gary Hughes
Hughes I.T. Solutions Inc

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunrise Farms Sport Horses, Inc.: It takes a Team

Sunrise Farms Sport Horses, Inc.: It takes a Team

Shelley is one of our clients who is an equestrian trainer in North Florida. She's a pretty amazing rider. If you are looking for a riding coach, or want to get into competition training, look no further. Check out her website at the link below.

Florida Horse Equestrian Training, Lessons, and Clinics

Florida Travel Photography

We just completed a new website for Melanie Monte Photography. Melanie knew exactly what kind of website she wanted, and even provided us with the images and overall layout. This made her site easier than others to build. We then added a variety of Flash animated Galleries to show off her work, and a music system that when loaded, can play throughout the site continuously.

Melanie has some really intersting photography to show off, so I thought we'd plug her website. If you're looking for someone to provide you with amazing photography, Melanie is your photographer. She is available for travel worldwide. Check out her website below for more information and to check out her galleries.

Florida Travel Photographer Melanie Monte

"From Melanie"

My work is focused mainly around travel photography, but my branches can go in many different directions. Keeping myself immersed in the world, I prefer shooting on location rather than in a studio. My shooting style revolves around travel, architecture, people, nature, animals, on set photography. I also revitalizie images within Photoshop to give new life to photos both old and new.

The backdrops can range from cityscapes to landscapes, and beaches to mountains. Interior shots with a hard brick background or exterior with a part of history attached. My images are geared towards catalogue, advertising, events, film, and other print and web styles. I have a background as an art director for film, and a creative mindset for designs through Photoshop. I have created material for brochures and other advertising materials.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What is Scareware You Ask?

If you've been the victim of a virus recently, it's almost definitely been "Scareware". This is the new name given to the fake antivirus programs that are installed when you visit a hacked website. There is no notification that the program is being installed, and within minutes you are infected.

Scareware masquerades as a legitimate antivirus program, and proceeds to inform you that you have hundreds of viruses on your computer. Then it practically begs you to purchase the full version. You see hundreds of pop-ups a day sometimes. Each of them is trying to scare you into buying their program. Less experienced computer users aren't aware that the program is a fake, and willingly "buy" the program.

The problem is that when you "buy" their software, you're actually just sending your credit card information off across the internet to someone who's going to steal your identity. This scam is so lucrative and so successful that it may not be stoppable. More and more websites are created or hacked every minute, in an attempt to compromise your computer and hopefully steal your information.

SOOOO... How do we help minimize the risk?

1 - Please be very careful what you click on when visiting websites. If you're doing a Google search, please slow down and carefully read each of the search results before clicking on them. You can often tell by reading the websites address alone. For instance, if the website doesn’t end in .com or .net, it's probably going to another country. If you weren’t looking for information from another country, then you can easily skip that one.

2- Hackers often target very popular search topics like celebrities names. They also tend to target age demographics that are known to be computer novices like kids and people over 50. They go after websites that they know people will be looking for. Be aware of this and read your searches carefully before you click on a link.

3 - Carefully type the name of the website in the browser when going to a site. Spelling the name of the site wrong can often land you on a hacker’s site. They prey on people going to the wrong site in the hopes that they can install their "drive by" virus. This article will teach you a lot more about typo problems and what you can do to prevent them.

4 - Keep your Antivirus up to date. This is one that I really can’t say will make a big difference. These hackers are often a step ahead of the antivirus companies, so you won’t always be able to block one of these Scareware attacks.

Thanks for stopping by, and be careful out there!

Dave Nevill
Hughes I.T. Solutions Inc
Orlando FL

Monday, November 9, 2009

Orlando's Best Computer Repair Solution

We've been working with computers for as long as we could talk. Literally.

If you've got an office or home computer that needs some attention, please give us a call. We also dabble in Home Theatre, although we recommend Specialized Electronics Inc for the bigger jobs.

If you're computer is acting up, and you're in the Orlando area, please give us a call. We also service the greater Orlando area including Kissimmee to Deltona and Clermont to Bithlo. If you're not from around here, we might be able to help using a remote access tool called LogMeIn. They offer free accounts, which allow computer guys such as ourselves to access your computer from anywhere in the world. It's secure and FREE :).

Thanks for stopping by, and let us know if there's anything we can do for your home or office computers.

Dave Nevill
Hughes I.T. Solutions Inc.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Basic Website Design Lessons Are Available

If you're interested in maintaining your website, we can help. Simple changes to a website don't have to be complicated, and with a little time, you can change text and pictures on your site like a pro. Free programs are available all over the internet that will allow you to make simple changes to your site as if you were using a word processor. This won't be for every site, but for the majority of small businesses websites, we can help.

Give Hughes I.T. Solutions a call anytime to learn more about how we can help you maintain your website. Visit us at or call 407-284-1192

Thanks for stopping by,
Dave Nevill
Hughes I.T. Solutions Inc.