16th December 2015
(BBC News 14 December 2015)
What is ransomware?
Computer viruses that threaten to delete your files unless you pay a ransom are known as ransomware.
Security experts have warned that ransomware is the fastest growing form of computer virus.
Like other computer viruses, it usually finds its way onto a device by exploiting a security hole in vulnerable software or by tricking somebody into installing it.
The computer virus that blackmails you
4th August 2015
Windows 10 email Scam
If you’re a Windows 7 or 8 user, Microsoft will not email you to upgrade to Windows 10. If you do get an email along those lines, it’s probably a scam and if you download what’s inside, bad guys could hold your computer’s files for ransom.
31 July 2015
Android phone/tablet owners.
Anyone who uses an Android smart phone/tablet should read this article about a possible major vulnerability in their device
30 July 2015
Windows 10 has arrived
Windows 10 has started arriving (don't worry if you haven't received it yet it is being rolled out) and the upgrade it very straight forward. The look is slightly different but nothing to be scared of and all your old programs and files are still there. If you are having concerns or difficulties get in touch and we will see what can be done.
27th July 2015
Windows 10 is nearly here
The end is in sight: Windows 10 will be released on July 29 as a free download for anyone running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1; the free update will be available for a year. If you aren't eligible for the free upgrade (perhaps one of the many still running Windows XP) you can also pick up individual licenses. Windows 10 Home will set you back £80, and Windows 10 Pro will cost you £120 The Windows 10 Technical Preview has come a long way over the last nine or so months and soon Windows will be singing along on our PC.