Malware Is On The Rise

Expert Computer Help Call 954-895-2555Malware Is On The Rise. There are a few new viruses out there, but the latest threat is called, Bad Rabbit. It’s a nasty ransomware virus that forces you to pay “them” in bitcoin currency in order to unlock your system. (Backup your files) The interesting thing about this Malware, there’s a timer on the screen, the longer you wait, the more you have to pay to unlock your system. (Backup your files) Bad Rabbit ransomware attacks are quickly spreading throughout Europe as we speak. Another thing I heard, the Bad Rabbit Ransomware is disguising itself as Adobe Flash. Be VERY cautious when updating your Adobe Flash player. If you want to update your Adobe Flash player securely, go here.

As for Expert Computer Help, October was one of our busiest months for Malware removal. Not just removing Malware from the Windows operating system, but WordPress as well. Hackers got into a few of our client sites as well as personal. Everything had to be cleaned!

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.

Backdoor:PHP/Small.M

Backdoor:PHP/Small.M

Is marked on Microsoft’s website as being a “severe” virus. Strangely enough, there are no symptoms associated with this “severe” threat. Alert notifications from antivirus programs may be the only symptoms you will see. Malwarebytes Premium is my anti-virus program of choice. It found the Backdoor:PHP/Small.M. and quarantined it so I could delete it. Note: The Backdoor:PHP/Small.M virus is written completely in php.

So how do you remove it? Install your favorite anti-virus program, update it and scan your system, delete the virus. Restart your computer. Done.

iMac 21.5” 3.2GHz – i3 – Bioshock

iMac 21.5 inch 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 – Gaming Review – Bioshock

iMac 21.5” – Bioshock playing at moderate to full graphics settings and eventually lowering the settings to 1024×600 at a decent graphic setting. I was able to get a comfortable frame rate, between 30 – 60 fps.

21.5-inch: 3.2GHz Intel Core i3
1920-by-1080 resolution
4GB (two 2GB) memory
1TB hard drive1
Double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB

Transfer iPhone Contacts To New Computer

(This video may be outdated for your particular hardware & software)

Transfer Iphone Contacts To New Computer.

1. On your old computer, mac or pc, sync/backup your iphone.

2. On your new computer, mac or pc, open iTunes and look in preferences then devices and make sure you select “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

3. Plug your iPhone into the new computer that you want to transfer your contacts to. Once your iPhone appears in the left navbar, select it.

4. Now you should see “Summary, Info, Apps, Ringtones, Music etc.” Select “Info” and place a check mark in “sync address book contacts” and all contacts should be selected as well.

5. Scroll to the bottom and make sure “advanced” has nothing checked.

6. Don’t worry about syncing anything else for now, we just want to focus on getting your contacts over to your new computer.

7. Now it is safe to sync your iphone with your new computer.

8. The last thing you will see is a windows pop up. It will say, the information on your phone is synced with another user account. Do you want to sync this iPhone with the information from this user account instead. There will be 3 options, cancel, replace info and merge info. Select Merge Info!