Posts tagged ‘virus alert’

If you get a call about your computer, IT’S A SCAM !

UPDATE: In addition to the scam of the bad guys calling you, there is a new type of “scareware” that’s appeared. It pops-up a message on your screen saying your computer has been infected and with a phone number for you to call them so they can “fix” your infected computer–for several hundred dollars. The rest of their scam is just like my article here. Watch out for these dirty “rats”!

Continue Reading October 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Hope for Victims of RansomCrypt and CryptoLocker


For those who’ve had their files hijacked and unreadable by the CryptoLocker “ransomware” virus– a nasty piece of code that encrypts your files and demands you pay them to get the “encryption key” to read them again–there’s hope.

Go to this web site on WinTips.orghttp://www.wintips.org/how-to-remove-cryptolocker-ransomware-and-restore-your-files/#comment-3532 .  There’s a lot there, so read everything (including the Comments) first before trying this.

Thanks to blogger Lakonst  in posting the solution. If you have questions, you can contact me or Lakonst.

~CC, The Computer Cat

May 27, 2014 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

April 8 Windows XP “deadline”: Do you really need to upgrade?

Remember the fervor (more like a panic) over Y2K? Well the same “fervor” is happening in the last few weeks as people’s XP computers are suddenly getting pop up windows saying their system will no longer be safe after April 8th, and everyone show go to Windows 8 immediately. But do you really need to upgrade? I’ll give you a checklist so you can make the choice on whether to upgrade your XP (and likely your actual computer) and what you can do to keep XP and still stay safe.

Continue Reading April 7, 2014 at 10:18 pm Leave a comment

There’s A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It’s Hard To Catch

People using gMail, Google+, Google Drive, be on the alert! A recent phishing scam is targeting smartphones and computers with a Google account.

Continue Reading March 19, 2014 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

New Attack on IE Browser Users

Yesterday, a new way to attack computers that used IE was revealed. Today there is a patch to fix that security hole–I’ll tell you what you should be aware of and how to get the patch.

Continue Reading September 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm 4 comments

Java Might Be Bad For Your Computer – Hackers exploit hole in Java security

This week, experts around the world have detected a nasty piece of virus that can use your internet browser to take control of PCs and Macs.

Without being too geeky, I’ll tell you a little about what this is, what you can do to keep it from infecting your computer, and how to tell if your computer may be a risk.

Continue Reading August 31, 2012 at 6:19 pm 4 comments

July 9th and the Dreaded “DNS Changer”

You might have heard on the ‘netwaves talk about the DNS Changer attack scheduled for July 9th. I’ll give you a non-geek description of what it is, what it does, and what you can to do to test your computer for it.

Continue Reading July 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm Leave a comment

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