Ransomware 2016

Computrs Inc welcomes the New Year with a warning for all computer users. This year will be known as the year of Cyberterrorism. On all fronts home users or small to medium computer network we will be seeing a substantial increase in cyber threats.   Last year the FBI threw up their hands and...

Why do laptop chargers fail?

One of the most important parts of a laptop is the charger. Without the ability to keep it charged the laptop will be useless. While problems with AC adapters are generally rare, there are a few issues that can crop up from time to time.   Here are a few of the most common issues that can cau...

Verizon.net not working

If anyone has an issue getting to www.verizon.net this is being caused by an issue with redirecting to the newer homepage for Verizon. This issue has been happening with Internet Explorer. If you open Firefox or Google Chrome and enter www.verizon.net in the address bar the correct website will ope...

Attention Apple Users

By George Lundberg III So you have run in to a problem with your Apple device, you have tried a few steps to fix it but to no avail, what do you do? Most people go back to where they got it from, the Apple Store. You get there and wait to see a technician and after they look it over they drop the w...

CYBERSECURITY – NOT FOR MY BUSINESS!!!!!!

KNOWBE4 CYBERHEISTNEWS REPRINT Now and then, when I talk to the IT people in larger organizations, they tell me they experience political headwinds in trying to get an awareness program rolled out that includes simulated phishing attacks. They tell me that in their culture, it's a no-go to "trick" ...

Computer Security – United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)

I. Computer security A. What is computer security? Computer security is the process of preventing and detecting unauthorized use of your computer. Prevention measures help you to stop unauthorized users (also known as "intruders") from accessing any part of your computer system. Detection help...

CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

COMPUTRS INC is pleased to announce all of our employees have successfully passed and received a certificate of completion for CyberSecurity. Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unautho...

Treat yourself to a new PC for under $300.00

If you’ve had your computer for a few years or just got a budget one that’s kind of slow, I have a quick and relatively affordable way to add a new life (speed, that is) to it: replace the machine’s internal drive, the one that hosts the operating system, with a solid-state drive (SSD). The r...

Am I protected

Every business owner believes their computer system is protected. Most people believe the computer consultant or IT department backs up the data and applications daily. Failing to confirm the backup can have catastrophic implications. Nobody would ever expect a computer glitch to keep the busin...

FBI RANSOMWARE ALERT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has advised computer users and businesses who are attacked by the Cryptolocker or Cryptowall infection to pay the ransom. As crazy as this seems the FBI has given up fighting the bad guys and is recommending to just give in to the demands. FBI Assistant S...