CryptoLocker is virus that encrypts your data files (word, powerpoint, pictures, music, videos, etc.). Your data is then held for ransom and try to extort money from you. CryptoLocker tends to get in through phishing emails with attachments which fool you into opening them. Although the virus is quite easy to clean, the encryption cannot be […]
Crypotolocker infected a PC through an infected email attachment, and encrypted 25,000 of his photos, videos, word/excel documents, Zip files, PDFs etc. We managed to restore from backups and get things working again, but if there’s one virus that keeps me awake at night, it’s Cryptolocker!
Windows XP Expires in April 2014, and after that date will become increasingly insecure. If you are running XP you should act soon. What are your options? In this post we look at four possibilities: Continue to use XP but Stop Connecting to the Internet Upgrade to Windows 7 Buy a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8 Install […]
You may get a call from “Microsoft” or “Microsoft Tech Support” – claiming that they have detected serious problems with your computer. They may even call you by name. They say they can take control of your computer and fix it for you. This is a scam – don’t fall for it! Microsoft do not […]
See also Free Download Windows 7 – Create a Windows 7 Installation DVD or USB Flash Drive As an IT support person I am frequently asked to recover lost passwords – more often than you might think. People often forget their own passwords – especially when they chose them long ago A friend set up their […]
Symptom – clicking on links in web pages, a new window opens up – the status bar says something like “Waiting for google-analytics.com” then redirects to some advertising site like epoclick.com. I was also getting a message “jsc.google-analytics.com fails to load” I was suspicious since my partner’s laptop and mine were infected with the same […]