Expert Computer Help | Update 2017

It’s been a few years since the last update to Expert Computer Help. This last of update of 7/24/17 was mostly visual. We are still on WordPress, that’s a good thing. WP is an amazing platform to build and maintain websites. WP sites also seem to rank, even without doing anything. Rank well? Depends on the sites content. One of the things we like about WP is the simplicity, plugins, availability, support community and ease of getting fresh content out to the public to improve your local exposure.

Expert Computer Help runs on a dedicated WordPress server located on the east coast somewhere. Who hosts this website? My favorite – InMotionHosting.com. Click on my affiliate link for more info. Thanks!

WannaCry Ransomware Virus Prevention

The WannaCry Ransomware Virus has currently spread to more than 99+ countries. It has spread across the United States and is making it’s way around South Florida. The purpose of this post is to help make sure your computers are secure and safe from Malware, the WannaCry Ransomware Virus more specifically.

Prevention

1. Windows 10 seems to be the safest against the WannaCry Ransomeware Virus, we can’t say the same for XP, Vista, 7 or 8. So make sure you upgrade to Windows 10, or add a few layers of security to your old computer. (ZoneAlarm, Comodo etc) 2. Use Malware protection and a Firewall. Make sure they are always up to date or consider them useless. There are many different programs out there, we use Malwarebytes Premium because it gives us the best protection and does a great job at not eating up all of your computer’s resources during a scan. 3. Be very careful about what links you click on inside your emails. Make sure you trust the email source before you click. 4. If you frequent game sites, software, movies even politics, be careful not to click on links and ads that hover around your games. They could redirect you to a bad place.

If you have questions or you think you may be at risk call: (954) 895-2555.

Windows – Bad Image Error Fix

Opening a photo in Photoshop CC on Windows 10 would generate this error – Windows Bad Image. The fix that worked for me was reinstalling Photoshop into a new directory. I tried to reinstall it into it’s old directory but the error would return. When finished restart your PC, done.

Note: There are many variants of the Windows Bad Image Error. Search Google see for yourself. For me it was all about Photoshop.