Category Archives: Alert

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

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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Windows 10 Malware Warning!

Robert, The Computer Guy/ August 3, 2015/ Alert

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-scam-email-will-encrypt-your-files-for-ransom/?tag=nl.e589&s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f

Critical Windows Patch – font loophole

Robert, The Computer Guy/ July 20, 2015/ Alert

A new exploit has been discovered in all versions of Windows that are currently supported (Vista, 7, 8, etc.) that involves OpenType fonts that are embedded and how they are handled by Windows. Microsoft has released a critical update that will close the loophole, which is available through Windows Update. The exploit will allow hackers access to look at data

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You bought it; don’t you own it?

Robert, The Computer Guy/ January 13, 2015/ Alert, News

If what you bought was online, and some form of media (music, game, software), then the answer is probably “no.” Instead, you have a license to use the item, rather than actual ownership. It sounds like semantics, but has some very real legal ramifications. Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/you-bought-it-but-dont-own-it-and-thats-wrong-114163.html#.VLSLoSvF-t8

Microsoft’s “End of Support” Policy

Robert, The Computer Guy/ July 8, 2014/ Alert

Microsoft typically supports program releases for about five years, meaning that during that time, Microsoft will provide patches and fixes at no cost to the end user. These include security updates as well as other things. After the five years, called “end of support” or EOS, they will usually offer a limited time of extended support that covers security fixes

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