Microsoft has recently issued a warning to ALL Windows users to urgently upgrade their Internet Explorer to version 11 – even if you don’t normally use it.
The reason is that IE is so tightly integrated with the Windows Operating System, components of it are used every day without the user being aware of it.
Even if you regularly use browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera the vulnerabilities existing in earlier version of Internet Explorer render your system subject to attack.
If you are in the market for a new printer – whether it be monochrome or colour, single or multi-function – there is a good chance it will be Wi-Fi enabled as well as having the traditional USB connection and, perhaps, a wired LAN connection too.
If you are not network savvy there is a great temptation to take the simple approach and just plug in the USB connection.
You should be aware that this is NOT the recommended solution and, in doing so, you will likely miss out on significant features offered by many of these more modern devices.
The diagnosis of common problems on a PC can get very involved as there are, potentially, many, many causes of failures.