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 [...]
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 [...]
Computers can be odd creatures. Since a lot of the processing happens in the background you’re likely not to see what is happening unless you know what to look for. Here are some quick things that you can do to speed up your PC. There are some issues a simple reboot can fix so I always start there. If a reboot fails to fix the problem feel free to try the below solutions.
1. There is a runaway program hogging your resources
Open up your task manager with the following key strokes: CTRL+Shift+ESC and once that is opened you may need to click “More Details” if your screen looks like mine did below.
Once you click “More [...]