Avast’s CCleaner distributing malware

JohnMHoyt Computer Security, Managed Services, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

This is a shocking bit of news. The popular “CCleaner” application from Avast which is used by millions of people, may have been distributing malware via a backdoor. Just as shocking is the fact that Avast didn’t notify users. (Avast is security software company and provider of anti-virus/anti-malware products). An update has been released, however. You should install if it …

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Purchase new business computers from us!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Sales, Windows Leave a Comment

If you are planning to purchase new computers for your business, or even your home, there may be reasons to NOT buy the mainstream HP, Dell, or Lenovo, etc. While we are authorized resellers for many great and well-established brands, one brand continues to stick out among the offerings for their reliability, and just as importantly, for the simple fact …

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We’ve been nominated for Best of the Upstate – Best computer service!

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Pamela M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Pamela's Personal Stuff Leave a Comment

Last year, someone nominated Homeland Secure IT, LLC for the Greenville News “Best of the Upstate” award for Best Computer Service. Thanks to our friends, family, customers and vendors, we actually won! Honestly, I didn’t think we would. It’s not because I don’t believe we are the best, it’s because the other fine service providers have many advantages over us. …

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FTC Security Guide for Business Released

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security Leave a Comment

The Federal Trade Commission has released a new document which may be worth a read for anyone looking for a place to start for improving their Business Security. He’s the rundown of what is covered: 1. Start with security. 2. Control access to data sensibly. 3. Require secure passwords and authentication. 4. Store sensitive personal information securely and protect it …

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Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security Service Pack 2 & Critical Update available!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Secure IT Alert, Trend Micro, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Many of the businesses that Homeland Secure IT serves are using Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security as their weapon of choice against malware and even spam. Once the product is loaded on their server and installed on their desktops, it will generally automatically download the security updates required to keep it current. However, every once in a while, Trend Micro …

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We’ve been voted Best of the Upstate for Best Computer Services! We are humbled!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Sales Leave a Comment

Pamela & I attended the Greenville News “Best of the Upstate” award ceremony last night after receiving an invitation stating we were one of two finalists in their Reader Choice Awards. We were in the Best Computer Services category and we were up against a well established and respected business machines & computer sales & service provider. We sat on …

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Adobe out of band patch fixes flash vulnerability (Windows / Mac / Linux)

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Adobe has released an out of band patch that corrects a flaw in Flash player which could permit an attacker to take control of an exploited system. This is actively being exploited by hackers and we recommend that the patch be applied immediately. More information about this security issue can be found on Adobe’s security website. If you require any …

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UPDATE: Greenville News Best of the Upstate – Best Computer Service

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Service Leave a Comment

Whoops!   Yesterday’s post had an error in the URL for the vote link for “Best Computer Service”. Here it is again, this time, I hope it is correct: BEST COMPUTER SERVICE VOTE Thank you to those who notified us that the link was not working in the original post!!!!! You have our appreciation for taking the time to vote for …

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Thank you for the Best of the Upstate nomination for BEST COMPUTER SERVICE!

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Service, Contests and Promotions, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT Leave a Comment

The Greenville News has a yearly “Best of the Upstate” program where people nominate businesses, organizations and individuals who they feel are the best our area has to offer. This year, someone (or multiple someones?) nominated us, Homeland Secure IT, in the category of “Best Computer Service”!  I don’t know who this kind stranger was (or kind strangers), but we …

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Greenville Computer Virus Cleanup and Removal Experts

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Linux, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

If you see mention of “Greenville Virus Experts”, that’s us! We have created a new website especially designed to attract the eye of someone who might be experiencing a computer security issue such as a virus, worm, trojan or other malware.  Searching for “Greenville virus cleanup” might result in a person finding the Homeland Secure IT site, but our home …

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