Posts Tagged ‘malware’

Got Malware?

January 22, 2015

Malware-Is-EverywhereMalware?

Who:
Many pc users are vulnerable to malware due to exposure via email and internet activities.
What :
Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.
Where:
Malware is common on computers and may also occur on smartphones and tablets.
When:
Malware is typically picked up via an email link or bad website link when users are in a hurry and just click ok without thinking about what they are doing.
Why:
Today, malware is used by both black hat hackers and governments, to steal personal, financial, or business information.

Ok, hopefully you get it already. Now what? Give me a call and tell me what is happening. Don’t put it off because it will get worse over time. Malware removal is a specialty at Computer Guy Consulting. 95% of the time we can get your pc back to normal and running fast again!  While at it, I’ll make sure your security is up to the task as well.

Advertisements

Is your email hacked?

May 29, 2014

Why would anyone want to hack my email account??  Well, lots of reasons but all of them want to steal your digital info.

 

hackedemail

This diagram is worth 1000 words for sure.  We all use online services and have website accounts that can put you in a compromised situation should one be hacked.  If you need help with a hacked email account or computer give me a call.  Don’t wait until your information, identity, or finances are compromised.

data recovery, data back up systems, computer repair, upgrades, network set up, WiFi installations, small business support for hardware and software, security assessments and solutions, virus and malware removal and prevention

Be Afraid…very afraid…CryptoLocker is here

October 30, 2013

cryptolocker

CryptoLocker is a very nasty malware that encrypts your data. Read more at: http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/cryptolocker.asp

The only way to get your data back is to pay a ransom to obtain an encryption key. Watch out for drive by downloads and phony email attachments. Your only defense after the infection is to have good back ups. If you need help making sure this can not happen to you, call Computer Guy Consulting and I will help you plan making sure you have a copy of your data in the event something like the cryptolocker malware was to happen to you. Peace of mind is priceless. Be prepared.

Computer Guy Consulting offers: remote management and tech support, on site consulting services, managed back up systems, data recovery, and small business IT services.