There are three levels of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is designed to block your access to your computer until you pay a specific amount of money.
1.) Scareware – These are lowest on the totem pole and include fake anti-virus and anti-malware clients detecting non-existant issues and demanding money for the program to fix it.
2.) Browser/Screen locking ransomware – Think of the FBI moneypack virus where they claim to have detected illegal activity on your computer and demand a “fine” to prevent further prosecution.
3.) Encrypting ransomware – This ransomware is the worst of the worst and encrypts all [...]
Dropping your computer off with a company you don’t know full of technicians you have never met can be a nerve-wracking experience and our job as your technician and consultant is to help you feel as comfortable as possible with dropping your PC (i.e. your entire life) off with us. CyndrTec will never go through your personal files without explicit written consent and only if it’s absolutely necessary. Times that this will be necessary are during severe drive failures when there are specific files that you need recovered, or if you have a missing file that needs to be recovered through other means.
Our diagnostic work is incredibly in depth and includes both [...]
Have you ever had multiple tabs open and out of nowhere you hear annoying sounds coming from your speakers? Just 2 years ago we used to have to install an add-on to our browsers to eliminate and block sounds from playing on tabs that are open in the background. One of the great things about modern browsers is the fact that we can now mute our tabs without a lot of effort.
If you are using Chrome:
It should be enabled by default and all you should have to do is right click on the tab in question (you’ll see a speaker to the left of the x button on the tab if it is making sound) and select “Mute Tab”. Conversely if you would like to reinstate [...]
Apple has released Security Update 2016-001 for OS X El Capitan users. It introduces crucial security fixes to the operating system. They have also issued Security Update 2016-005 for OS X Yosemite users. It will protect against the exact vulnerability that was discovered in iOS last week.
To update your system on OS X go to App Store > Updates > and install the security update that is shown for your system. If you are using Mavericks or Yosemite a Safari update is available for you.
In addition, it’s recommended to update iOS just head over to your Settings and perform a software update on the device. It’s important to note that some updates can slow [...]