Monthly Archives: February 2015

What does Net Neutrality mean to us

Net Neutrality and You By George Lundberg - Computrs Inc IT Consultant If you follow any news network you have probably heard the term “net neutrality” thrown around recently and may have wondered what the recently passed bill is about. However, few new networks have actually discussed what it is and more so how it affects you, the public. Is it good? Is it bad? Hopefully in reading this it will become clearer. First let us take a look at what exactly is net neutrality, what it means and where it came from. Then we will discuss the pros and cons of the recently passed bill. The final part will cover how it affects you and what you can expect to see in the future. Net Neutrality by definition says that “internet service providers should allow access to...

CRYPTOLOCKER – Worldwide infection

"This was a worldwide infection, but it also had law enforcement worldwide working to combat it and bring to justice the criminal organization behind it," said FBI assistant director Joseph Demarest The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/) is reporting that the US State Department and FBI have "stumped" nearly $3,000,000.00 as a reward for the arrest of the perpetrator of the CRYPTOLOCKER encryption infections. It is being reported that over 100 million dollars has stolen with this type of Ransomware. Computrs Inc has been actively contacting cleints to install a batch file to protect computers from this latest round of CRYPTOLOCKER. While there is no reversing the effects of CRYPTOLOCKER the batch file will block the .exe file from running on the computer. There is an issue that we have been addressing this week that is devastating to computer users. An infection...

Google Security Warning – Red Box

Google Chrome has added an additional feature to their browser to protect you while surfing the internet. The new red flag for Google’s browser warns you when you’re about to visit a site that encourages users to download harmful and unwanted software. Other internet browsers have started including similar features to protect users when visiting questionable websites. Unwanted changes to your internet browsers home page have been a constant annoyance caused by questionable websites installing These Chrome security warnings join other security features, such as warnings about potentially harmful programs you’re about to download and sites known to deliver malware.  For more information please see Ian Pauls article at pcworld.com http://www.pcworld.com/article/2888255/chrome-security-update-warns-against-sneaky-software-downloads-as-well-as-malware.html  ...