The Importance of Windows Updates by Scott

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                Lately I have seen quite a few computers come into our office that are infected with Malware and Viruses that could have been prevented if the correct precautions had been taken. Windows Updates repair security “holes” in the operating system that can allow malicious software into your computer. They can correct annoying error messages and even save you money …

What not to do on Facebook, by Mitch

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                I see some crazy things on the internet since I’ve been working here at Frankenstein Computers.  One of the things that strikes me as odd is people “airing out their dirty laundry” on Facebook.  When people start a Facebook account, the first thing they do is invite close friends and even family to become their “Friends”.  As time goes …

Alert: New Virus: AVG FAKE ANTI-VIRUS (AVG 2011 Trial Edition) By Ryan

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In late January a new virus (or fake anti-virus) has cropped up and is now sweeping the web.  The virus is malware that disguises itself as AVG 2011 Trial Edition.  One of the biggest red flags one would notice is AVG blocking you from accessing many functions of your computer.  For example, you may be able to open your control …

Do you “check-in”? By Lauren…

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It’s amazing how far technology has grown over the last few years. Websites like Facebook and Yelp are just awesome, especially for businesses. The ability to “check-in” at places is great, that way places like Frankenstein can offer deals, like check-in offers where all you have to do is show that you “checked in” and you can get a discount! …

How to prevent Identity Theft

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Be extremely protective of your PIN numbers, especially at ATMs. Try to memorize your PIN number, but if you have to write it down, don’t write it on your ATM card or leave it in your wallet or purse. Change passwords often. Remove mail from your mailbox promptly. If you suddenly stop receiving mail, call the post office immediately. Crooks …