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This site began around 2005 and had advertising and articles about the village, but due to lack of support (and time) it was no longer being regularly updated. Thanks to those helpers who gave their time to keep it afloat in the past and especially the site sponsors.

The community information pages will be retained to assist locals and visitors and any important events that are happening will be put in the news column on the right of every page.

The Community Forum recently approached me to include current community information and achievements by the forum on behalf of our village on this site. I look forward to assisting them to get more local information out to the wider community via the internet.

You might have noticed the advert to the right and wondered why you would need something to protect your computers if you have an antivirus program. The reality of today’s internet is that the majority of malware infections come in through your internet browser and regardless of the ‘spin’ that the makers of Norton, McAfee and TrendMicro may do – any antivirus program is very unlikely to prevent malware infection. I get countless computers in my office that are full of malware that their A/V software has missed.

So – what can you do about this? My recommendations are to
1. set up a new administrator account and create a password on it, then change your own user account to be a ‘standard user’. Only ever use the standard user account. This simple step will protect you from the majority of problems.
2. Use MalwareBytes Premium. At around $55 per year it’s cheap insurance (they currently have a 20% off special for two years protection). I call it the “gate at the top of the cliff” rather than the “ambulance at the bottom”!

Happy computing,
Andy

Coastal Computers & Design