Archive for ‘virus removal

Cryptolocker ransomware means changes to our backup process

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There’s a new type of malicious software in town.  It’s called CryptoLocker.  It doesn’t fool around.   CryptoLocker falls into the category of “Ransomware”.  Ransomware programs take over part or all of your computer, and offers to return it to you when you pay money.  You have probably heard about the popular “FBI Virus”, which […] Read more »

My troll call with a tech support scammer

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This is a current popular scam that unfortunately snags a lot of unsuspecting computer users. It’s the Fake Tech Support scam.   You get a call from someone claiming to be with “Microsoft” or from “Windows” and they tell you that your computer has been reporting some problems and viruses, so they need to just […] Read more »

Cover up your webcam – someone could be watching you

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When you are using your computer, and your webcam is always right there in front of you, do you ever wonder if it’s possible that someone, somewhere out there on the internet is looking at you?  A lot of people in the past would have said that’s being paranoid.  Unfortunately, it’s not a crazy fear […] Read more »

The Stuxnet Virus

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Happy 4th of July!  Today is a pretty big holiday here in the US so I am taking a break from the regular “computer tip” blog post. Hey, even we computer guys have to get away from the computer every once in a while! This is just something that I find interesting and a bit […] Read more »

Virus Zapper! Your Emergency Virus-Killing Toolkit

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How do you delete a virus? How do you delete annoying or malicious spyware? For many people, that’s easy – they call me. I’ve been doing this for years. But what if you can’t get in touch with me right away?  What if there are 5 other people contacting me at […] Read more »