Posts Tagged ‘infection’

Firefox Improves Security with Click to Play Blocklist

By November 20th, 2012 in Tech Tips

Infections are one of our most frequent calls, and frequently these infections are downloaded through vulnerable plugins. Firefox has now released version 17 of their browser, which includes “Click to Play” windows for plugins like Java and Flash. This alerts you if your plugin is outdated and should be updated. It also gives you the

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New Ransomware Claims FBI is Tracking You, Demands Payment

By August 20th, 2012 in Tech Tips

We’ve been seeing a new malware infection daily, and its rapid growth is giving users a scare.  Once it infects you, it freezes your computer, warns you that the FBI is tracking you, and demands that you make payment of a fine to the government in order to unfreeze your computer.  Here are the details:

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Win 7 Antispyware 2012 & Vista Antivirus 2012 Explosion

By January 17th, 2012 in Tech Tips

We are currently being inundated with clients who have been infected with Win 7 Antispyware 2012 and Vista Antivirus 2012. This is the largest increase in infection rates we’ve seen in many months. This rogue spyware masquerades as an anti-spyware program, ostensibly alerting you to an infection on your machine. Their goal is to capture

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New Spyware Holds Your Computer Ransom

By December 3rd, 2010 in Tech Tips

We are frequently asked what motivates the writers of viruses, adware and other malware. Often these ne’er-do-wells are after your money. Recently a new infection has surfaced which takes this to a new level. This boot sector virus hijacks your computer, prevents it from booting, and instead shows a message which says: Your PC is

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Beware emails bearing gifts

By March 30th, 2010 in Tech Tips

A very long time ago, before iphones or frozen yogurt or even audio casettes, a massive army laid siege to an ancient city.  After ten years of running into the sharp ends of spears and swords and getting nowhere, someone in the attacking army got the idea to build a giant wooden horse filled with

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