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  • Security Alert: Encryption malware

    Recently we encountered a particularly insidious form of malware and we wanted to ensure that our customers have the tools to protect themselves. One of our customers downloaded an attachment from an unknown sender which included a form of Ransom-ware malware. Ransom-ware encrypts a victim’s …

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  • Lenovo Superfish Adware leaves security hole

    Lenovo preinstalling adware on computers This week it came to my attention that Lenovo were in trouble for pre-installing adware called Superfish onto their machines before sale. This initially doesn’t seem like a particularly big deal but let me tell you it is. As a …

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  • No antivirus: A customer experiences the devestating effects of a nasty virus

    Antivirus could have saved Barry a lot of grief Antivirus is your biggest defence against internet baddies. The importance of antivirus was highlighted recently when we were visited by a customer, we shall call him Barry, who had no idea what was wrong with his …

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  • Heartbleed- Is your information safe?

    Heartbleed This month there has been a lot of coverage on the Heartbleed bug which is said to have left us all susceptible to having our private information stolen. I am here to let you know what Heartbleed really is, what it means for you …

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  • Outage at the world’s largest registrar, GoDaddy

    The world’s largest registrar, GoDaddy experienced problems affecting millions of their customers as all the websites hosted by them were down. This is a proof that even big companies can have problems and there is no security that it won’t happen again as hackers are …

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about Antivirus Software

    1. Why do I need Antivirus software?  Every day, there are thousands of new viruses on the Internet which can corrupt your computer, delete or steal your important data. Antivirus is a program that protects your computer, laptop, or netbook against these threats by detecting …

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  • Can you trust Free Antivirus software?

    Free vs. Paid Antivirus software Using Free Antivirus software is not always the best solution for your computer. The problem with these costless Antivirus programs is that they usually cause more harm than good as they offer only minimum level of protection.  The majority of …

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