Preventing Infection

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While everybody who uses the Internet should have good anti-virus protection, all too often this is simply not enough.  When using the Internet everyone should be practicing safe browsing habits as well.  When it comes to the Internet there is no such thing as 100% protection, your computer is a tool and it is only as good, and protected as …

MALWARE, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

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This is a repost of our very first blog, back in August of 2010.  In general, not much has changed in the Malware world- it’s still out there, and you still need to protect yourself.  If anything, its coders have gotten sneakier, so our tools have also changed, to keep up with the threats.  We no longer recommend Norton Anti-Virus, as …

Ransomware plus anonymity = a ruthless combination

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CryptoDefense, and its predecessor CryptoLocker, are toxic new names in ransomware. They have only been around since September 2013; few expected them to still be operational, but the numbers are alarming. According to one university survey, 1 in 30 users have been infected, and 40% of those paid the ransom. Here’s how it works: once one of these infects a …

WARNING: Defend Yourself from CRYPTODEFENSE

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Well, here we go again … the latest Ransomware virus is out. It is called CryptoDefense, and is yet another virus that encrypts your documents (including pictures, music, Quickbooks files, etc.) and holds them hostage. The virus itself is not difficult to get rid of; most malware scanners and anti-virus programs can detect and remove it. Malwarebytes is the preferred …