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

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Slow computer – we can fix that! Viruses, spyware, adware, malware clean up in Greenville, SC

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

Though it is only a small fraction of what we do, when we help a client with a computer that is running slow, it may have the biggest impact on their day-to-day user experience over just about any other service or product we offer. I was reminded of that earlier today when I received this in email from Jan at …

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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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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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Old and busted – MBR viruses… New hotness – BIOS viruses (again)

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Office, Sales, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

This may come as no surprise to those who have been around computer security for a while, but the BIOS viruses are making a comeback! One of the first made its debut back in 1999 and was known as “CIH”.  But Symantec is reporting a new killer on the block called “Trojan.Mebromi” that affects the Award BIOS and seizes control …

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Bogus Intuit QuickBooks Online Warnings Via Email Lead to Infection

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

Watch out for emails from Intuit and other software and service providers that appear to be legitimate and make sense on the surface… I was told by one of our friends/clients today that they had become infected after receiving an email from “software@quickbooks.com” which read something like this: Subject: QuickBooks Update: Urgent <Official Intuit QuickBooks Online logo here> You will …

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BlackHole RAT malware especially for you Mac OS X owners

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, security, Windows Leave a Comment

A computer security post on TGDaily.com entitled, “BlackHole RAT Trojan targets Mac OS X” discusses Mac’s very own variant of a Microsoft Windows Remote Access Tool (RAT) called darkComet. The Mac version is known as “BlackHole RAT” and it is not quite ready for prime time, though it seems to offer a great stepping stone to be used to target the …

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Greenville computer repair and virus removal service special #Greenville

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Computer running slow? It could have a virus…. WE CAN HELP! Bring your workstation or notebook to our office at 104 Mauldin Rd, STE E in Greenville where we will give you super-fast service and not charge you an arm and a leg! Our typical virus removal / cleanup takes about an hour and our current rate is $75/hr in …

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Virus cleanup and removal tops the list of typical computer repair and service in Greenville, SC

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

As 2010 draws to a close, I have been looking back over the service that Homeland Secure IT has performed and talking with other computer service techs about the work that has come through our doors and not at all surprising is the fact that malware / virus removal & cleanup was one of the most common types of issues …

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