Have you dealt with a Microsoft Support Scam? Report it here.

For the last few years we’ve dealt with the huge issue of tech support scams. Have you called a number for support or been cold called by someone pretending to be from Microsoft? Here is the form to report these scams. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/reportascam/ Here is the REAL direct contact number of Microsoft Answer Desk for Windows: 800-642-7676   Example of a fake pop up from a webpage.    

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The Importance of Backups

Do you have information saved to your computer that you have no where else?  What would you do if one day you could no longer access that info? These days people save their pictures, documents, and videos to their computer and no where else without a second thought. With today’s ransomware  and failing hard drives your data could easily be lost.  Ransomware viruses go after your personal data and will hold that information hostage until you pay them varying amounts of money.  In many cases even if the ransom is…

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WanaCrypt Ransomware

WannaCry/WannaCrypt/WanaCrypt0r 2.0 is the latest ransomware out there targeting Windows machines.  Ransomware basically holds your personal files hostage until you pay the creator of the virus. Once on a computer WanaCrypt checks the network and spreads through Windows file sharing infecting vulnerable computers on the network. Please remember your backups! Your best defense against these infections are image backups.  Once your files have been encrypted you can only get them back via these backups or by paying the ransom (sometimes unsuccessfully).  If you need help with your backups we can…

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Vote for us! Rockingham County Reader’s Choice 2017

Please take a moment and vote for Rockingham Reader’s Choice. If you wish to support us we’re under the Computer Repair section of Shopping and Services. Voters will be entered into a drawing for a $100 cash prize! http://news-record.secondstreetapp.com/l/Readers-Choice-2017-Best-of-Rockingham-County/Ballot/ShoppingandServices

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