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Just Say NO to Flash Player Updates

Tweet Adobe’s Flash Player is Ubiquitous It is employed on virtually every computer in the world. It’s purpose is to enable live streaming of videos, ads, news articles and the like that take the form of movies or animations. For years now, one of the most popular distribution vehicles for malware has been fake Adobe Continue Reading

iCloud and iCloud Drive Problems Solved

TweetIf you are an iPhone user… Your life is probably more complicated than it used to be, And iCloud is to blame. Let’s start by asking some basic questions first: Do you find yourself emailing photos from your phone to your email account just to get the photos on your computer? Are you frustrated trying Continue Reading

Ransomware Attacks Apple Platform

TweetRamsomware!  What the hell is that? For the last few years, the worst-case scenario for computer “infections” has been Ransomware. Ransomware (CryptoWall, CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense) is malware delivering a payload that encrypts Every.Single.File. on your computer.  Once infected, you will NOT be able to open any photos or documents after the infection has fully deployed.  The Continue Reading

SWF Infections On The Rise

Tweet SWF infections are on the rise   Since I use a Mac Pro, my odds of being infected are far less than a PC user. However… Just a few minutes ago I started getting multiple warnings popping up in my notification window and went to see what had been going on. It appears I Continue Reading

Don’t Do This To Your Computer 9-10-15 Edition

TweetAn interesting situation with PCs is the result of the way they were marketed initially – and that continues even after more than 30 years.  PCs have been sold as being self-serviceable / self-upgradable this entire time.  Apple computers on the other hand, have been marketed as being ready to go right out of the Continue Reading

iCloud Drive 100% CPU Usage – SOLVED

TweetSince I penned the first blog entry on this topic, I have encountered a total of four PCs completely unusable due to running iCloud.  I cannot at this time call it an epidemic, but in 100% of the PCs I’ve encountered running iCloud, the CPU usage has been pegged at 100%, with typically over 60% Continue Reading

One Half Hour Free Till July 1

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Trojan Infestations in Rosetta Stone Install

TweetTrojan Infestations in Rosetta Stone Install Today’s PSA: I just ran a new AVG malware scan on my one Windows based computer (I use Macs for almost everything) and found 16 Trojans in the Rosetta Stone data files. This was after uninstalling Rosetta Stone and having the uninstaller lock up in the process. It seems Continue Reading