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Archive for ‘Virus & Spyware’

The 5 Tech Tips You Can’t Live Without

June 5th, 2017

Let’s face it: our lives are now tech centric. Think about this: In 2011, only 35% of American households had smartphones, but that number is now 77%! And three-in-four Americans ages 50-64 now own smartphones, a jump of 16% in just one year. The day in the life of a Realtor® relies upon dependable technology […]

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6 Things You Should Do When Your Email Gets Hacked

July 19th, 2016

Getting your email hacked can happen to any of us, and it can be alarming. The most popular way people realize that their email has been hacked is when a friend or family member lets them know that they received a strange email from them. Email hackers target the public to take money from them […]

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CRYPTO – Ransomware at its Deadliest

June 24th, 2014

Have you heard of ransomware trojans? These are viruses that lock down your files and your computer and ask you for payment to restore your access to them. Some well-known ransomeware trojans are CyrptoLocker, CryptoWall, CryptoDefense and CryptoBit – all these come from the same developer. These are not your average malware that can be […]

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Securing Your Android Smartphone

March 28th, 2012
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Being one of the more popular platforms for smart phones today, the Android operating system is a great asset to casual and business users alike. But just like the Windows platform on your computer, this popularity and open-endedness for apps has exploded with many opportunities for some great and not-so-great apps to be downloaded to […]

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Routine Maintenance Tips for Your PC

February 22nd, 2011

Tech Helpline often receives calls requesting help to speed up users’ computers. Below you will find many helpful tips for helping you keep your PC computer well maintained so that it can run as quickly as the day you unboxed it.

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Good and Evil in the Cyber World

April 22nd, 2010

Another virus attack made headlines in this past Winter, infecting at least 75,000 computers worldwide. Even large companies and U.S. government agencies were not safe from the Kneber botnet, the name given to this virus. Experts believe it originated from an Eastern European cyber criminal group hacking their way into computers to retrieve login credentials […]

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