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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The next reason for gas costing more at the pump could be malware…

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

Gasoline has started its seasonal increase in cost, as I am sure you have noticed. Why does it cost of fluctuate? One reason is that as we move towards summer months, additives are implemented which are mandated to be used between April and September in a bid to reduce pollutants. The process costs money, as do the additives, and that …

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Apple Macs infected with malware – at Apple Inc

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

Remember the computer that is impervious to malware, the Apple Mac? Well here’s one for you… Yesterday, Apple Inc announced that computers within their own network have been exploited. ┬áMac computers in other companies have also been exploited. It’s always a heated subject whenever I mention that more and more Apple Macs are becoming compromised. Very passionate people will argue …

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Reveton Ransomware Removal – You have been violating copyright and related rights law FBI warning

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, Office, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

Here’s a few calls we have received in the last couple weeks: “My computer is locked and a screen is displaying a message from the FBI saying I have to pay a fine in order to use it again” “A window says I am in violation of the law for downloading media or port and says it is from the …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Top Infection Method – video by Trend Micro CTO Raimund Genes

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Raimund Genes, Trend Micro’s CTO explains how a computer becomes infected. It might not be what you expected. Share and Enjoy:

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