Category Archives: malware

Support for microsoft essentials extended

“Microsoft today announced it will continue to provide updates to its security products for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. Previously, the company said it would halt all updates on the end of support date for Windows XP: April … Continue reading

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Back up your files “CryptoLocker” is coming to a PC near you

CryptoLocker is a ransomware virus created by criminals. It is being distributed using exploits in your computer security due to out-dated software. Common source of exploit are infected email messages, malicious websites and drive-by downloads. Notice that as exploit kits … Continue reading

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Safe internet use for families on Anglesey

If you have Children in the family then it is important that they use the internet safely. There is a lot of good advice about safe surfing available on the net. I recently used the technique below to protect an … Continue reading

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Which on line backup service should I use?

I have had a couple of customers ask me this recently. I always say that unless you have a reasonably fast broadband connection then forget about online back up and make sure you back up to a local external hard … Continue reading

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Picture and word files ending in POLICE

This was the situation which one of my customer faced today. There was also a warning message on her PC saying “you are suspected of copyright violation and unauthorized access to the licensed software you will need to purchase a … Continue reading

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How many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb?

None, it’s a hardware problem. ======================= What do you get if you cross an elephant with a computer… … lots of memory! ====================== What do PC engineers drink ? … …ICT. ====================== What does theĀ  Disney Virus do ? ….It … Continue reading

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Sophos anti virus with a false positive

I have already had a few calls from customers running Sophos anti virus this morning. The anti virus is showing a false positive for a virus identified as sss-updater-b. The advice is to ignore the false positive and to update … Continue reading

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