Craigslist Ads have been my go to for local advertising for years. In 2018, Craigslist seems to be unable to control false Ghosting and Flagging. Any “competitor” can use illegal Ghosting and Flagging software to give them an edge. As someone who advertises on Craigslist, If this is your plan, I’d recommend a strong VPN or perhaps your own proxy server, maybe both. I’ve been a self employed computer consultant since the 90’s in South Florida. I opened a CL account in 1996, used it with great success until it got hacked and shutdown. I decided not to bother with it and created another account in 2007, which I am using right now. In 2018, I’m still posting to CL with success. In fact, I just refreshed my CL ads yesterday. 🙂 Anyone who has posted on Craigslist as long as I, knows getting Flagged or Ghosted is something you may need to get use to until CL fixes this. Remember, the majority of these Flags and Ghosting are not random. It’s more than likely not Craigslist either, it’s your competitors.
Malware 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!
Here’s a website I checkout often, it’s called threatpost.com. They have a ton of legit content that covers things like today’s cyber security news, wi-fi hacking, viruses, malware, ransomware, database Injections, WordPress hacks and more. Threatpost.com is the site I prefer for the most relevant info. Another site I frequent is Malwarebytes. There’s a ton of these sites out there, but this is one I would recommend.
These are not affiliate links.
If your Computer Keeps Restarting, chances are it’s related to a hardware issue. Diagnosing hardware can be difficult because it’s usually intermittent. Here are a few things to try if your computer keeps restarting. Make sure your computer has the latest updates from Microsoft. Make sure your drivers are up to date. Video, sound, motherboards and network cards are very important to check. When it comes to your computer restarting on you, don’t rule out a virus. Update your virus program and run it. If the cooling fans in your computer are not doing their job, this will overheat your computer, forcing it to reboot. The computers of today have safeguards that shut down the system if a component fails or overheats. Overall system instability due to an overloaded hard drive, CPU or a heavy game, graphic intense application like Photoshop with over-sized images and hundreds of layers etc. Make sure your computer is clean and know what is running on it https://indege..alis/. Take a look at which web browser extensions are installed, Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer etc.
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!
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.
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.