Posted in November 2012

Safe Shopping Online

  Yes, Cyber Monday has come and gone, but the crooks are still prowling the Internet. It appears that more people than ever will be doing some of their holiday shopping online this year. You can be sure the crooks know this and will be trying to scam you, get your personally identifiable information (PII) … Continue reading

A LITTLE MAINTENANCE CAN BE VERY HELPFUL

Similar to your car, a little preventative PC maintenance can help your computer last longer and perform better. There are two simple things you can do once a month that will help your computer run better, scandisk and defrag. SCANDISK (CHKDSK): Scandisk is a built-in Windows utility used to check your hard drive for errors … Continue reading

HELP!! MY COMPUTER IS BEING HELD HOSTAGE

Recently a close family member (let’s call him Steve) did not have use of his computer for several days. The computer was locked up, being held for ransom. The computer was infected with FBI ransom virus. WHAT IS THIS VIRUS? The FBI virus is the latest version of ransomware viruses. Ransomware are viruses that infect … Continue reading