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Crypto Virus – what you need to know!

Reacting to (and recovery from) a crypto virus always costs more after it has happened than what it would have cost to prevent it. What is a “Crypto Virus”?  A new type of virus called ‘ransomware”.  It infects your computer and encrypts all your data:  documents, photos, database files and in some cases even critical […]

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Ransomware – stay protected against Cryptowall

Ransomware – stay protected against Cryptowall

You may have read our post a while back about how to stay protected against a “ransomware” virus called Cryptolocker.  A new variant has been spreading called Cryptowall.  Since the release of Cryptolocker and it’s “cousins”, there have been successes with removing the virus and restoring infected files  But unlike it’s predecessors, Cryptowall has not […]

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What’s Going Around – Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

What’s the deal with the recent news about Internet Explorer vulnerabilities? Microsoft is warning users about hackers taking advantage of a security flaw in all versions of Internet Explorer. The vulnerability can  silently install malicious software onto your computer by simply browsing to a hacked or malicious website. Microsoft has not released a fix as […]

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30 days and counting… End of support for Windows XP

Come April 8th, will you be looking at this? The end of support for Windows XP means no further  security updates or service packs for Windows XP will be released. Microsoft will also not offer Microsoft Security Essentials for download on XP systems. This means a dim security outlook for XP systems.  For example, Windows […]

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Another nail in the coffin for Windows XP and Office 2003

Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 will end in April 2014. What does “end of life” mean for you? Security, Security, Security! Microsoft will not release any new security updates or service packs for Windows XP or Office 2003 after the deadline. Microsoft will also not offer Microsoft Security Essentials for download on XP […]

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Cryptolocker – What you need to know…

Cryptolocker – What you need to know…

A dangerous new virus is spreading quickly all over the internet.  It’s called CryptoLocker …and this one is particularly nasty. What are the risks? Cryptolocker is destructive.  Cryptolocker modifies your important files, rendering them unusable through encryption.  The files can’t be un-encrypted without paying, and the price keeps going up.  When the virus was first […]

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