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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Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security 9.5 Released

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Computer Support, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, OS X, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce the release of Worry-Free Business Security version 9.5. Worry-Free Business Security now includes: User notification for when new versions, service packs, and patches are available Enhancements to the ransomware protection features Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 (WFBS Advanced) Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Creators support We have updated most of the customers we …

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Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor trojan might encourage you to get anti-virus on your Mac

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

A story over on the Bitdefender blog warns that a trojan that is posing as a file converter (EasyDoc Converter.app) is out in the wild and once it is run, creates a connection to the outside world, allowing full control of your Apple Mac computer. If you do not have current anti-virus / anti-malware software on your Mac, this will …

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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. ┬áSearching for “Greenville virus cleanup” might result in a person finding the Homeland Secure IT site, but our home …

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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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Radio Station Website Compromise Leads to Visitor Infection Threat

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

The US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System sent out a notification yesterday and revised it today, May 21st entitled “TA13-141A: Washington, DC Radio Station Web Site Compromises”. The document outlines that on May 16th US-CERT was informed that two websites www.federalnewsradio-dot-com and www.wtop-dot-com had been compromised and that redirects had been put in place that would send Internet Explorer users to …

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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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Trend Micro Partner

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, broadband, Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Partners, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, OS X, Partners, Sales, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Trend Micro offers industry leading anti-virus / anti-malware / anti-spam for home, business and enterprise. Homeland Secure IT is proud to be a partner offering sales, support and installation in Greenville / Upstate SC. We can offer you a single license for your home, or hundreds of seats of Worry-Free Business Security or ScanMail for your business. Don’t risk your …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Mac malware making headlines (this is not a repeat)

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

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Flashback was so last month. The new hotness is SabPub, which actually has been around for a while now, but only recently making its appearance in the headlines. Even though SabPub has been around for around two months, it was not discovered in the wild until a few days ago. Not …

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The US Postal Service did not email you about a returned or refused package. Don’t open that attachment!

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

In the last 24hrs, I have spoken with or assisted at least 3 people who have become infected due to opening a malicious email. One of them was my wifey, Pamela, who received an email from the US Postal Service stating that her package had been refused and to open the attached file for details. Due to her old Microsoft …

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