Free Software Isn’t Free and Installing It Can Cost You Plenty

Freeware isn’t actually free software, and we’re all paying for it now. We regularly tell our customers to be very careful when installing free software because it generally caries a hidden payload of crappy software with it.

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Most computer tune-ups we perform for our customers begin with the removal of a …

 

Avoid Ransomware Attacks Using These 5 Steps

ransomeware-preventRansomware is malicious software used by cybercriminals all across the world to get hold of your computer and computer files for ransom, demanding payment from you to get them back in normal working condition. Although ransomware is not a common malware, but over time it has proved to be a very …

 

Organizing hard drives and data when upgrading Windows?

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I am just about to upgrade from XP Home to Windows 7 Professional and have been thinking about ways of making and keeping the system faster. Putting the operating system on an SSD would be one thing, but how about also having a separate drive for all non-OS installed programs, downloads,

 

CryptoLocker Virus – Even More Bad News for Computer Users

There are several programs out there that will remove the CryptoLocker Virus. For those that are not familiar with this malware, it encrypts all of the most important files on a your PC — pictures, movie and music files, documents, etc. — As well as any files on attached or networked …

 

Cryptolocker Hijacker – Ransomeware Trojan

Just last month, antivirus companies  discovered a new ransomware known as Cryptolocker. This ransomware is particularly nasty because infected users are in danger of losing their personal files forever.

Spread through email attachments, this ransomware has been seen targeting companies through phishing attacks. Cryptolocker will encrypt users’ files using asymmetric encryption