CryptoLocker Virus

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There is a new virus out that cannot currently be beaten. This virus will encrypt/delete ALL FILES ON YOUR COMPUTER AND THEN WILL JUMP TO ALL OTHER COMPUTERS ON THE NETWORK. How do you become infected with CryptoLocker? This infection is typically spread through emails sent to company email addresses that pretend to be customer support related issues from Fedex, …

Hero Project

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We are offering a 15% discount on all labor for our heroes. We appreciate the sacrifice that our heroes have given and want to repay with a special deal just for them. If you are: Police, Fire, EMS, Active Duty, Reserves, or a Veteran come on in and we will give you OUTSTANDING service and a 15% DISCOUNT on all …

Antivirus

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Which is the right Antivirus? Choosing the right anti-virus program can be a hard decision.  Every consumer review says something different about what brand or version is best. When it comes to anti-virus, you get what you pay for.  We at Frankenstein Computers base our opinion on the infected systems that we have to disinfect at our repair center.  Systems with free …

Malware vs Hijacked E-Mail

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Over the past few weeks we have had more customers call us regarding people receiving SPAM e-mail from their e-mail address.  Most of the time the customer is concerned their system may be infected, though typically this is not the case.  Typically all this means is a ‘hacker’ was able to brute force their way into the user’s e-mail account …

Change Your Password

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Here is a list of the most common passwords used today.  The (value) is how it compares to last year. 1.password (Unchanged) 2.123456 (Unchanged) 3.12345678 (Unchanged) 4.abc123 (Up 1) 5.qwerty (Down 1) 6.monkey (Unchanged) 7.letmein (Up 1) 8.dragon (Up 2) 9.111111 (Up 3) 10.baseball (Up 1) 11.iloveyou (Up 2) 12.trustno1 (Down 3) 13.1234567 (Down 6) 14.sunshine (Up 1) 15.master (Down …

Virus Removal Austin

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I hate to brag but we are really good at crushing viruses at Frankenstein Computers. We have a process that uses 5 different removal tools in  succession and have a 90% success rate for disinfecting systems. We have a flat rate of $105 to clean any system even though the process takes about 24 hours to complete. Most computer repair …