It is amazing how many files are being saved on the computer right now as this blog is being created. Hundreds of cookies, caches, and temporary internet files are stored in folders across the hard drive, taking up valuable space you need for important files. A perfect tool that is free to download is called [...]
A new virus known as “Bredolab” has been identified and is spreading at breakneck speed through the Facebook user base. It appears as an email with the title “Password Reset Confirmation Email” and has an attachment that supposedly contains the recipient’s new Facebook password.
Whether it’s Conflickr or a new fake anti-spyware program, it seems like spyware and viruses are inescapable for any computer connected to the Internet. It’s estimated that the amount spent annually on security software in the United States has risen to over $800 million in recent years, but computers are still getting infected daily. Why aren’t we virus free yet?
Over in the Geek Choice office, one of the more common problems clients ask us to assist them with are phony solicitations for anti-malware programs. When browsing the internet, users encounter bogus virus and spyware alerts that prompt them to input personal information: Credit card # Checking Account # Social security # Address and telephone [...]
One of the most frequently asked questions in this field is: should I pay to have this fixed or just get a new computer? This isn’t as tough to figure out as it sounds. Some people have an emotional attachment to their computers that makes it a bit more difficult than it has to be, [...]