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In the last several months we have seen an enormous surge of cases involving various Ransomware viruses on our client’s computers.  I thought this would be a good time to write a little about the most serious variant of Ransomware.  Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that infects a computer and restricts access […]

This week I have decided to give you a brief overview of several scams that are currently going around.  Tech-support scams are scams in which the “bad guys” pose as computer technicians from various legitimate companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Symantec, etc.  These scams can involve telephone calls or “pop-up” windows on your computer.   According […]

Re-posted from thatsnonsence.com by Craig Charles When are those seemingly light-hearted, “entertaining” Facebook apps harmless fun and when are they something more sinister? This is a question we get quite a lot but there are no easy answers. What is your nickname? What sort of personality do you have? What does your name say about you? […]

Re-posted from the Better Business Bureau.  By Elizabeth Holtan. There are plenty of Facebook scams making the rounds, but this one is particularly strange. I received a request from “Linda” (name changed), a relative I was already friends with on Facebook. Odd, I thought. Perhaps her account was shut down, and she had to start a […]

Re-posted from the Better Business Bureau. By Elizabeth Holtan. Microsoft tech support is calling you. They’ve been notified that your computer is sending out “error” messages, or you have some other vague technical problem that “needs to be fixed immediately.” They’ll even walk you through the process to fix it—how helpful! The real problem, however, […]

  Reposted from PCWorld.com If you’re still waiting for your reservation to come up as Microsoft rolls out Windows 10, we can’t blame you for being eager to get your virtual hands on Microsoft’s latest OS. But if you get an email encouraging you upgrade to Windows 10, you’ll want to exercise a little caution, […]

If any of you have experienced a slow Internet today, it may be because Microsoft released Windows 10 today.  For the past month or so, users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 have been offered a free upgrade to the new Windows 10.  If you reserved a copy, it began to automatically download onto your computer this […]

Republished from Computer Hope website.   Backup important data:  A computer or its hard drive can fail at any time and without warning.  When it does all your personal documents, letters, pictures, music, and videos, is lost and in many situations cannot be recovered or costs lots of money to be recovered.  Make sure you have backups […]