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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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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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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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