Monthly Archives: October 2015

FBI RANSOMWARE ALERT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has advised computer users and businesses who are attacked by the Cryptolocker or Cryptowall infection to pay the ransom. As crazy as this seems the FBI has given up fighting the bad guys and is recommending to just give in to the demands. FBI Assistant Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta made this recommendation at the Cyber Security Summit 2015 in Boston recently. He was quoted as saying “To be honest, we often advise people just to pay the ransom”. He actually admitted the FBI efforts to stop and protect the American public from this encryption attack has proved futile. The FBI agent believes paying to get back your data has actually help by reducing the fees they charge for ransoming your own data. Top level security experts claim paying to recover the...

Computrs Inc announces a new service to provide advanced notice on the integrity of the hard drive in your computer.

Don’t you wish you could be told if your computer hard drive was going to fail. Nothing is worse than finding out your drive is failing and you haven’t done a backup in years. The drive is the filing cabinet for everything on your computer. All of the applications, emails, documents, photographs, and just about everything you use is on that hard drive. When a drive fails there usually isn’t an indication before that fatal moment. There are basic signs that the untrained person will miss which indicates the hard drive is starting to have issues. 1) Data that you could swear was saved is no longer on the drive 2) There’s a strange noise coming from the computer like a grinding sound 3) The computer seems to freeze up then it catches up and starts again. 4) Occasional Blue Screen errors pop up for...

COMPUTRS INC supports the Bergen County Academies, Senior Experience

Pompton Lakes NJ – Effective September 2015 Computrs Inc is pleased to announce the addition of a Bergen County Academies Student as an intern. The Senior Experience internship is an interactive learning partnership through which students increase, in depth and scope, their knowledge and abilities in a selected area of study under the guidance of a mentor(s). The essential component of a successful internship is that the student actively participate in an area of interest under the guidance of a mentor. Different mentors approach this in different ways. Some mentors design a special project specifically designed for the student to develop his/her skills. Others bring the student into an ongoing project which may require the student to either work in collaboration with other colleagues or to work independently on one aspect of the project which the...