Tagged with Antivirus

IT’S TIME FOR A SECURITY CHECK UP

You have probably heard about the most recent technology security problem. The personal data of 6 million Verizon customers were leaked online. Verizon said that the problem was the result of a misconfigured security setting on a cloud server. The error made available online the names, phone numbers and PIN codes of customers. Unless you … Continue reading

CRYPTOLOCKER RANSOMWARE VIRUS

A new ransonmware virus is spreading. It is called CryptoLocker.  Like most ransomware, CryptoLocker takes control of your PC or files. In order to regain control, you must pay the hacker a ransom…money.  Once you pay up, they will relinquish control of your computer or files. Cryptolocker spreads primarily when infected email attachments are opened. Also, … 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

NO INTERNET ACCESS ON JULY 9TH

    Possibly 300,000 – 450,000 people will be without Internet access starting July 9th. Why you ask? Several PCs are infected with a virus called DNS Changer. The virus hides within other software programs. DNS Changer infects your computer once you download and install the program it was hiding in. For example, you could … Continue reading

HOW TO AVOID MALWARE

Malware is a term used to describe a broad category of software that could damage your computer or steal your information that includes viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, and rootkits. If you are not sure what these terms mean, go to Google and type in the word define and the term you want to look … Continue reading