Category Archives: Alert

Alerts about new (or old) viruses, scams, or malware.

Apple Users, Watch Out for Snake

Dawn/ May 9, 2017/ Alert

Malwarebytes just noted that Snake malware will now affect Mac computers. If you have an Apple OS computer or device, be aware of this threat! Read more on Malwarebytes.com by clicking the above link. If you think you may have been infected, call Robert at 256-520-7327 and he can check it out for you.

Beware Ransomware

Dawn/ April 28, 2017/ Alert

There are some particularly troublesome ransomware emails going around. One of our customers, in the course of business, opened an attachment that looked valid and found themselves victims of ransomware – software that encrypts all data with a virtually unbreakable key which they offer to sell at a very steep price. If you are required by your business to open

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The BSA & Piracy Fines: Protecting Your Business

Robert, The Computer Guy/ November 2, 2015/ Alert

tl;dr: Own a license for EVERY copy of software on EVERY computer at your company, and keep your receipts! Violators can be fined, and CEOs can be held liable. When you are looking at what software is needed for your applications at work, regardless whether your business is large or small, you often have a strict budget to which you

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It isn’t free to pirate software

Robert, The Computer Guy/ October 22, 2015/ Alert, News

Before you look at the price tag of commercial software and choose to download a copy without buying it, you need to consider the consequences. Sure, not everyone who uses pirated software gets caught, but the price you will pay if you do is not worth it. It is much, much less expensive to simply purchase the software to begin

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Before you install Windows 10…!!

Robert, The Computer Guy/ August 3, 2015/ Alert, Tips and Tricks

If you are getting ready to upgrade to Windows 10, it is very important that you uninstall your antivirus. It will save you much pain and suffering and annoyance. You will also want to uninstall Malwarebytes’ Antimalware. Once Windows 10 has installed, you will want to reinstall both antivirus and antimalware, but leaving them installed during the process will cause

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