Antivirus Security Pro is a malicious piece of software that tries to fraudulently get money by making the user think that their computer is infected. It will hijack your browser, and redirect you to a fake scan results page. Unfortunately no matter what you click on you will be unable to make this pop up go away. Having the proper malware protection on your computer is vital in preventing this type of infection in the first place. If you don’t have any malware protection on your computer it is relatively easy for malicious software like AntiVirus Pro to slip by and take control over your system. As long as you respond quickly and efficiently, you should be able to save your computer from further damage.
Let me ask you a simple question: If you had a storage locker full of your families most precious heirlooms and personal treasures, would you leave it with the door open, or without a lock? The answer is obviously “No!”, right? The fact that you should protect your computer with antivirus software should be just as obvious. Yet I can not tell you how many times I have fixed computers that have absolutely no protection. Continue reading
Turning your computer off properly everyday is an extremely important aspect of basic computer maintenance.
I worked in a casino for a number of years to put myself through college. As some of you may know, casino’s are pretty much open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When I started working there, after my shift during the 15 minutes I was officially closed, I would restart the computer I was working on. I remember my boss calling me and asking me what I had done to make the computer go so fast. At first I hadn’t a clue what he was talking about, then I asked him how often he restarted the computer. He said “Never, we can’t, we’re always open.” I told him that just restarting the computer would help improve its speed. He was amazed, and I officially became the go to person whenever something computer related went wrong. I guess you could say it was my first tech job. Continue reading