Cryptolocker Update – It Is Still A Big Issue

I am still seeing a lot of people fall for Cryptolocker through clicking emails that will cause it to run through their computer and infect any drives that are attached. Do not fall for the: Australia Post email Banking Emails Telstra Emails saying you will get a refund AGL Invoices Fictitious invoices and statements I am also seeing people who are saying that they have had their computer cleared of Cryptolocker ( they do not get their files back btw ) by running an antivirus solution through it. Let me emphasize : If you have been infected with Cryptolocker it is the ” scorched earth policy “, your computer has to be wiped back to factory settings and all drives on that machine have to be wiped , you then need to reinstall from a known good copy of Windows. You can then put your programs back. An antivirus solution… Read More

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The Signs You May Have A Malware / Virus Infection

Some people will put up with their computer running poorly without ever realising they could have a malware / virus infection.  However malware is also designed not to be noticed but you maybe able to recognise the symptoms that might be caused by malware. So what are some of the things to look for to see  if you have a virus / malware infection.  Windows update does not work Try running windows update manually , go into start , all programs , windows update and then try and run the updates that are available.  If you get error messages that they did not install or windows update checks for updates and never gives you a result ( just keeps on running ) , then you are probably infected. Virus / malware infections will close down windows update as they are designed to access vulnerabilities in the windows operating system and… Read More

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