Watch out for fake Microsoft Windows 10 update email – Malware Warning!

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

With all the excitement about Microsoft Windows 10 being a FREE update, some people signed up for the “Get Windows 10” promotion as prompted in their taskbar, to be put on a waiting list. So it’s not surprising that when an email comes in that looks legit, that someone might follow the link and attempt to install it.   Unfortunately for …

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We offer Greenville computer virus removal and cleanup services

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

Our number one phone call question is, “Can you remove a virus from my computer?” The short answer is, “yes”.  The long answer is, “it depends on the severity of the infection.” While most malware occurrences may be nothing more than annoying, some of them will include a much more sinister payload, one that installs keylogging, or rootkits with complete …

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CryptoLocker victims may have some hope

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, security Leave a Comment

Some victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware / malware / trojan may have hope for recovering their files thanks to a site that has gone live in the last few days. The way CryptoLocker works is that once it has run on your computer, it will begin encrypting the files on it (and potentially on file shares on your servers) and …

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Apple iCloud ransomware is a real threat

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, iPad, iPhone, Secure IT Alert, security Leave a Comment

People are being locked out of their iPhones and iPads due to an attack that is taking place where the devices are locked and you can only gain access to your files if you pay a “ransom”. This is mainly in Australia but it has been reported in other locations. You should backup your data so that in the event …

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An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system…

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Partners, Secure IT Alert, security, Trend Micro, Windows Leave a Comment

Here’s a scary message to get on your computer: “An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system. All the files, videos, photos, documents on your computer will be deleted.” If you are using a Microsoft Windows based computer, or even a Mac running Windows on it, and you become infected …

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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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Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section “fine” for viewing child porn? Nope, it’s a virus!

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, security, Windows 2 Comments

Some people have been reporting that their computers have been locked and that they are presented with a screen that reads something like: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section United States Department of Justice Attention! This operating system is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States of America! Following violations were detected: Your IP …

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Ransomware trojans may publish your private information online for anyone to see #Kenzero

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

 If you have not heard about the Kenzero trojan, then sit back and let me tell you a tale that may keep you from sleeping tonight. We’ve seen lots of malware which makes the user believe they have been infected and that they can pay X dollars to have their machine cleaned up. While very popular, these have nothing …

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