Category Archives: Security

Don’t Use Kaspersky Anti-Virus!

If you are using Kaskpersky anti-virus software, please delete it and replace with another.

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Secure Your Computer. Now. Seriously. We’re Not Kidding.

If your computer isn’t secure from malware, ransomware, viruses, prying eyes, etc., then, to be frank, you are (for the most part) at fault. Not doing updates and not having appropriate protection is an easy task, albeit a daunting one, but has to be done. Now.

If you need help doing this, then give Dallas a call at 336-423-4859 and get your computers secure immediately.

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Say Goodbye to Windows Vista

Microsoft today announced that it  no longer supports Windows Vista. Please upgrade your  Operating  System immediately if you’re still running this antiquated software.

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What Is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malware (software intended to damage or disable a computer) that seizes control of your computer. It then forces you to send some type of payment to the ransomware owner in order to unlock your computer and give you access again. To date, there is very little that can be done if you get this type of malware (although we have found a few tricks to circumvent a few of them).

It seems that, currently, one main way to get ransomware on your pc is via bogus Adobe Flash updates. A screen may pop-up asking you to upgrade your Flash software, but it’s not legit and will lock up your PC.

You can avoid this  by going to Adobe’s Flash page to check and see  if your Flash needs upgrading or not.  By the same token, it’s always best to go to a software owner’s direct site to get software and updates.

Viruses, malware, etc. writers are getting more clever, so you have to learn to keep your computer secure at all times.

Dallas can give you a full security upgrade to your PC, if needed. Just call him at 336-423-4859 to make an appointment!

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Is Your Wi-Fi Router Network Secure?

It’s amazing how many clients we visit who have unsecure wireless router networks. This is very bad and should be remedied immediately!

We can help! Call Dallas at 336-423-4859.

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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

We’ve been getting more calls lately about how to set up a virtual private network (VPN), so the government’s prying eyes can’t see your browsing history.

This is a very easy process and we can show you how to do it properly. Just give Dallas a call at 336-423-4859.

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Update Your Java Now!

There are some serious viruses (ransomware/malware) going around. You can get them easily via using Java, which most computers  do use. Update your Java here.

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Anti Malware Software

People ask us all of the time what software we use for malware.  We use “Malwarebytes“.

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Computer & Network Security

 

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As most are aware, viruses and malware are now rampantly running across computers everywhere.  AP PC Repair hates viruses, malware, spyware, and all the other “wares” that might pop up…and we aim to destroy them all.

In the Triad and have a virus (or concerned you might)?  Call us and we’ll come to you! 336-423-4859

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