Category Archives: Alert

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

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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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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