Posts tagged ‘virus’

Wash Your Hands—And Your Phones Too!

With more people relying on their phones more than ever, the medical community says phone hygiene is a more important way to prevent the spread of the corona virus than wearing a face mask.  So play it safe and clean your phones and computers regularly and often.

Continue Reading April 3, 2020 at 12:08 am Leave a comment

Weekend Windows Attacks Can Hold Your Data for Ransom

The WannaCrypt (called WannaCry if your become a victim) has caused world wide panic. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Continue Reading May 14, 2017 at 8:43 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

Chicken Soup for Computers

Is your computer losing it’s spring? Not performing like it used to? Here are the five most common computer problems and their remedies.

Continue Reading April 25, 2013 at 7:55 am 1 comment

Givin’ Some “IE 10 Love” to Windows 7

My Human is very excited today. Out of months of saying “no new IE for Windows 7 users”, Microsoft has finally relented and announced that the more secure IE 10 will now be available for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 too!). Find out more on how to get it for your Win 7 machine!

Continue Reading April 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm 3 comments

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

Virus Impersonating as a Firefox Flash Update!!

FLASH! I just got a call from my Human telling me about the latest way those no-goodnik hackers are causing bad trouble for good people and cats who use Firefox.

Continue Reading August 2, 2010 at 8:45 am Leave a comment

Facebook games now targeted by Hackers

Remember my other posts warning Facebook Friends & Fans about some of the bad things attempting to enter your computer? Now, hackers are turning to Farm Town and other popular Facebooks games. Here’s what to look out for.

Continue Reading April 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm 2 comments

Facebook Attacks

Recently a lot of Facebook subscribers have had their computers attacked and their Friends Lists hijacked. Here’s what you need to look for and what you can do to protect yourself and your network of Friends

Continue Reading March 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm 1 comment


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