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AVG Protects You Against WannaCry

TweetStay protected from Ransomware All versions of AVG protect against WannaCry One Caveat:  NO Antivirus is 100% protection out of the box. Custom tuning of the installation is critical! With 120 million new ransomware samples in 2015 alone, it is one of the fastest growing threats on the web. Hijacking your computer until you pay Continue Reading

The Sky Is Falling!

TweetWith a nod to Chicken Little… Massive Ransomware Outbreak! By now I’m willing to bet good money you’ve all seen the various news articles telling you to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye if your computer is connected to the Internet today. In point of fact, the ransomware issue is getting worse by the Continue Reading

Major Scale Mac Malware on the Loose

TweetWell, it really was only a matter of time before the virus writers turned their attention to the venerable Apple platform.  Up until now, there have really only been “proof of concept” viruses that attack the Mac OS.  There have been a few mass-distribution infections, but for the most part those only attacked users downloading Continue Reading

Computer Utilities and Performance

TweetLess is More Computer Performance is Impacted by Application Count Computer Speed is Inversely Proportional to the Number of Installed Applications How many more ways can I say this? I think that’s adequate. For longer than I can possibly recall, I have been saying “The fewer applications installed on your computer, the better it will 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

Windows Phone SCAM Alert!

TweetIf you receive a call from this 855 # – hang up immediately, better yet don’t answer it. Add the number to your auto reject list. Report the # to your phone provider.  I would be very suspicious of any 855 number.  Period. These are scammers who tell you (in a thick Indian / Pakistani Continue Reading

Go Make Your Restore Disks NOW

TweetI’ve been working on computers for somewhere in the neighborhood of 30+ years.  It wasn’t that long ago when you could buy a computer with the necessary disks included to reinstall your computer back to the condition it was in when you bought it.  This becomes crucial when your computer has a hard drive failure, when Continue Reading

Malware and Content Filtering Only $8/Month!

TweetMalware protection news: Contrary to popular belief, all malware (viruses, trojans, etc.) protection products are not created equal.  Anti-malware / Anti-virus tools vary considerably from brand to brand.  Some are simply much better than others and we routinely find badly infected computers that were “protected” by competing products.  Also, no commercial anti-malware product is configured Continue Reading

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

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