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If Your Computer Is Asking You For Money, It’s Infected [PSA]

There’s a nasty virus going around and it’s called Cryptolocker. If you’ve not heard of it here’s the meat of potatoes of what it does. Once your machine is infected it encrypts your data making it inaccessible to you. Then it asks from money to decrypt it. That price can range from $300 to $3000. […]

You need to backup your data. No, I’m not joking.

Let’s talk about the B word. No one likes to say the B word but I think it’s time we start. Backup, there I said it. Say it with me now, Backup, Backup, Backup. Not as bad as you thought, right? “I’ll backup my photos tomorrow”  “I thought you were  backing up the computer”  “Doesn’t it […]

Stopping online bullies

Growing up I would guess almost everyone had a run in with a bully. Maybe it was just a one time incident or possibly repeated attacks and harassment. Twenty years ago, even ten years ago the social landscape was very different. If you were bullied at school you came home at the end of the […]

Tomorrow is patch Tuesday!

Tomorrow is patch Tuesday! Tomorrow is patch Tuesday and it’s going to be a big one! 17 security bulletins will address 64 vulnerabilities. Most of the fixes address remote code execution exploits. As I said mentioned back in February, patch Tuesday is a good time to update your computer with the latest Microsoft fixes but […]

Why you should be using cloud based backup on your laptop

  Need some encouragement to help you get over the cost of purchasing online backup service for your notebook computer? Here it comes…  Twice in the last couple of weeks people have been able to garner where their stolen laptops are by logging into the web interface of their online backup software. One was even […]

Spring has sprung let’s get some cleanup done!

Spring is a great time to take that pent-up winter energy and get a jump on cleaning and getting the yard ready. It’s also a great time to get your computer cleaned up! This week only I am offering a full cleanup for $60, compared to retail chain prices that’s pretty cheap! Service includes virus/malware […]

Great Facebook tips from Maximum PC

Maximum PC posted a great article outlining some tip on Facebook privacy and even some basic navigation lesson for the noobs. Don’t worry if you’re an seasoned pro, there are some things in there for you too. Maximum PC Facebook Tips

A recent report shows electronic devices are interfering with our sleep!

The NSF (National Sleep Foundation) conducted a study that shows we are getting less sleep then previous years, kids too. The cause? Our televisions, phones, and computers and the use of them in the hour(s) right before we head off to sleep. The bright light of these devices prevents the proper amount of Melatonin, a […]

Spring is on its way are you prepared for thunderstorms, floods, or worse?

That’s right, in just a few short weeks April showers will be upon us. With those shower comes lightening, thunder, floods, and sometimes a tornado two. So what does this have to do with computers? Everything.  Storms create the perfect condition for data loss. Whether it’s a flood in your home office or a lightening […]

Today was Patch Tuesday! -Microsoft Windows OS

It’s patch Tuesday, time to make sure your computer is up to date with the latest and greatest Microsoft security fixes to help keep you safe. http://www.update.microsoft.com/ -Get it started here! While you’re at it… Why not take things a little further and check what other programs might need some updating and run a little […]