Computer Tech Support Scams on the Rise – How to Protect Yourself

computer tech support scamComputer Tech Support Scams are everywhere and rising!

Scammers posing as computer tech support people from Microsoft, HP, Dell or other computer companies are calling consumers to notify them that their computer either has windows problems, viruses or other issues that need immediate attention. These computer tech support scammers try to get remote access to your computer so that they can do repairs, and ask a ridiculous amount of money ($200 or more). What they really want is  access your online banking information, passwords, or install spyware that monitors your keystrokes. [Read more…]

Ransomware Attacks – Prevention-Repair

Ransomeware AttackHave you been hit by a ransomware attack yet? If not, you’re lucky.

Ransomware damage has jumped from $300 million in 2015 to an estimate $5 billion in 2017. This includes the amount of the ransoms paid, plus the costs of downtime and lost productivity.

Ransomware is a type of program that infects a computer and blocks a user from accessing their data until the user pays a ransom. [Read more…]

Laptop Screen Hinges Broken? Avoid Damage and Repair Quickly

Laptop screen hinges are one of the most delicate parts on your Laptop. MacBook Air and Windows Slimline systems are especially vulnerable to hinge damage due to the very thin aluminum or plastic that surrounds the LCD screen to keep it in place.

laptop screen hinges broken

OK, so you went to open your screen and found your screen hinges are cracked. What now?

First thing…STOP! Do not attempt to open up your screen. There are all kinds of tiny wires that are housed right around your Laptop screen hinges assembly. These delicate cables can get ripped apart easily, increasing the cost of the repair.

This could make the difference between a simple repair and having to buy new parts. Repeatedly opening the screen can damage the screen hinges or even more. It can also cause cracks to spread into the top cover and even the LCD screen. Big money! [Read more…]

PC Support Scams – Beware of These Threats

PC Support Scams Are Everywhere

pc support scamHave you gotten a PC Support Scam on your PC yet? If not, you will! What does this type of Malware attack look like? Just look at the image to the left. Pretty convincing, eh? Yes, it says Norton, but it’s fake. Anybody can copy a logo.

What else happens? Well, you’re sitting at your computer and suddenly it freezes. You see a big window pop up and say that your computer is under attack from a virus and you’re instructed to click to repair, or call a fake tech support number.

It can say lots of other scary things too, like that your hard drive is about to die and you must call immediately or you will lose all your data. It can also be a message from a fake technician from Microsoft telling you to call the right away. Sometimes, you might even get a phone call from a scammer saying they’re from Microsoft. [Read more…]