Question of the Week * August 30, 2016
 
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--,

Our next seminar is September 10, 2016.  Find all the details in our next Question of the Week email.

August webinars have been announced and there's one TODAY!  Find all the info below.

We will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016 in honor of Labor Day!

Support for Windows Vista ends next year - April, 2017.  If you are still using a Windows Vista computer, it's time for a new computer.  Be sure to check with us as we get some awesome deals on desktops, laptops and all-in-ones.

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August Webinars
We're having two webinars in August and the first one is TODAY.  Sign up and join us!


Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's New/Different
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 * 3:00 p.m. (That's TODAY!)

In early August, Microsoft began pushing out the Anniversary edition of Windows 10. In this 30-minute webinar, we'll explore what is new and what has changed in this edition of Windows 10. Remember to sign up even if you can't make the actual webinar but want the follow-up information. 
This webinar, like all our webinars, is free so please invite your friends, family and co-workers to sign up, too.  Sign up HERE.

The iPhone: Beyond The Basics
Wednesday, Aug.31, 2016 * 2:00 p.m.

In this, our first all-smart phone webinar, we'll look at features of the Apple iPhone that are just beyond the basics. In other words, you might know how to make phone calls and use text messaging but those are just the basic functions of a smart phone. We'll look at some other features that you should be using. If you have an iPhone or are thinking about getting one, then this webinar is for you!  Remember to sign up even if you can't make the actual webinar but want the follow-up information. 

This webinar, like all our webinars, is free so please invite your friends, family and co-workers to sign up, too.  Sign up HERE.
 
 
 
 
Question of the Week

Question:  "Lately, I've been hearing a lot about something called 'Ransomware.'  What is that and how does it affect me?"

Answer:   This is a very topical question as ransomware has been on the rise worldwide.  

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (i.e., malware) which locks or encrypts a computer's data files (pictures, documents, music, etc.,) until a fee is paid.  In other words, the crooks want money if you want to get to your files. Here are some things you need to know about ransomware:

  • If you have an external drive plugged into your computer, ransomware will almost always encrypt those files also.  (So much for using an external drive for backup.)
  • As the FBI suggests, you should never pay the ransom. *
  • Ways of preventing ransomware from taking over your computer include: keeping your computer and its programs up-to-date; keeping anti-virus up-to-date; not clicking on links in suspicious emails; and, not visiting questionable websites (pornography, gambling, etc.) - by the way, this is one of the reasons we recommend Vipre Internet Security: it's one of the best at preventing you from going to a malicious website. 
  • In our opinion, the best way to recover from ransomware is to be able to recover all your data files from your online backup. (Carbonite, iDrive, etc.)

Having your computer taken over by ransomware is an ugly situation.  Please follow the prevention steps listed above.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

The FBI doesn’t support paying a ransom in response to a ransomware attack. Said Trainor, “Paying a ransom doesn’t guarantee an organization that it will get its data back—we’ve seen cases where organizations never got a decryption key after having paid the ransom. Paying a ransom not only emboldens current cyber criminals to target more organizations, it also offers an incentive for other criminals to get involved in this type of illegal activity. And finally, by paying a ransom, an organization might inadvertently be funding other illicit activity associated with criminals.” - https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/incidents-of-ransomware-on-the-rise

 
 
 
 
 
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