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How to tell if you have a Computer Virus
One of the most frequent things we hear when a client brings us their computer is, “I think I have a virus!”   Honestly, it can be difficult to tell if you have a virus and to be honest, it really is better to be safe than sorry. Even scarier[...]
Warning! Don’t Click that Google Docs Link You Just Received in Your Email Did someone just share a random Google Doc with you? First of all — Do not click on that Google Doc link you might have just received in your email and delete it immediately — even if[...]
Question to André: “How to stop the Microsoft Pop-up Scams?”
Question: Andre, can you share how we can get rid of the scam that opens a dialogue box telling us to call Microsoft (of course it’s not Microsoft)? The dialogue box will not close when I attempt to close; it just reappears. And I have to shut my laptop down[...]
USB Drives filled with Viruses and Malware are being found in peoples mailboxes
The Basics This is currently actively happening in Australia (read police bulletin). These drives are full of malware and viruses. Upon insertion, the victims have experienced fraudulent media streaming service offers as well as other serious issues (we would imagine ransomware viruses, and viruses designed for identity theft). It’s only[...]
Beware! Your iPhone Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Message In Brief Do you own an iPhone? Mac? Or any Apple device? Just one specially-crafted message can expose your personal information, including your authentication credentials stored in your device’s memory, to a hacker. The vulnerability is quite similar to[...]
If you’re running Android 5.1 or earlier, you want to read this: Summary: Android 5.1 Lollipop and earlier is vulnerable these malware infected apps were able to bypass security checks/reviews for the app when added into the online app stores within Google Play and others distributed on a variety of app stores,[...]
Microsoft Support Scams are on the rise again! This time they’re trickier.
Lately, we’ve notice a rise in the number of calls from people who have fallen victim to Microsoft Support Scams.  This isn’t a new problem and it has had several iterations, including phone calls. The current “version” is rather persistent. It normally starts as a pop-up, often filling the entire screen,[...]
Apple/Mac Users Alert: Ransomware
We’ve all heard the myth, “Mac’s don’t get viruses.” While that urban legend has never been true, it was pretty rare for a Mac machine to actually get a virus. Why — they had a smaller user base. Historically, Mac users mostly needed to be concerned with adware versions of[...]
GM Bot Banking Trojan Virus open for public use: How-to Protect Yourself (Android users)
Background information The base source code for a really nasty Android-based family of trojan viruses was released into public forums – for free – in December 2015, and from what we are hearing this family of viruses is on the rise on devices. The GM Bot viruses (also called SlemBunk, Bankosy, as well as MazarBot)[...]

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