It is like catching the cold virus, it is spread by other people through bacteria, reproducing until the system is infected and sick. It is one of the most common computer repair issues that are out there. No one wants a virus, it does not feel good, and they restrict your activity as well as keep people at a distance from you. The computer virus acts much like the biological virus in that it has the same effects, only [...]
Whether it's Conflickr or a new fake anti-spyware program, it seems like spyware and viruses are inescapable for any computer connected to the Internet. It's estimated that the amount spent annually on security software in the United States has risen to over $800 million in recent years, but computers are still getting infected daily. Why aren't we virus free yet? The answer lies in the nature of malicious programming. Computer viruses don't spring up out of nowhere, they're designed by [...]
Over in the Geek Choice office, one of the more common problems clients ask us to assist them with are phony solicitations for anti-malware programs. When browsing the internet, users encounter bogus virus and spyware alerts that prompt them to input personal information: Credit card # Checking Account # Social security # Address and telephone # These are more commonly referred to as "Phishing" viruses. Understandably, many of them are concerned about surrendering such sensitive information, worried that it’ll be used for purposes other [...]
A few blog posts ago, I touched upon Microsoft Security Essentials' recent accolades from AV-Comparatives, an anti-malware testing group that compares various anti-malware solutions and ranks them accordingly. As reported, Microsoft Security Essentials is one of just two anti-malware packages -- the other being F-Secure Anti-Virus 2010 -- that were rated "very fast" in every test category included in the company's comparisons. Adding to that initial honor, AV-Comparatives has also given Microsoft Security Essentials the award for the best performance [...]
A new virus known as "Bredolab" has been identified and is spreading at breakneck speed through the Facebook user base. It appears as an email with the title "Password Reset Confirmation Email" and has an attachment that supposedly contains the recipient's new Facebook password.
Geek Choice is always staying on top of the latest malware to emerge from underbelly of the internet. In addition to providing the best onsite technical assistance in this industry, we pride ourselves on alerting you to the latest pests to watch out for. Most recently, hapless internet users have fallen prey to the URLZone Trojan, a decidedly nasty bug that rewrites their online bank statements to conceal fraud. This bug is tucked away on websites – many of them legitimate [...]
One of the most frequently asked questions in this field is: should I pay for computer repair or get a new computer instead? This isn't as tough to figure out as it sounds. Some people have an emotional attachment to their computers that makes it a bit more difficult than it has to be, but usually it's pretty simple. So, let's go over how to make the decision to repair or replace. As a PC repair technician when I am [...]
Welcome to the new GeekChoiceBlog.com, the blog for Geek Choice, the best on-site computer repair company around. In business since 1996 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts we are a nationwide computer service company specializing in: Computer Setup, Spyware Removal, Virus Removal, Data Backup and Recovery, Wireless Networking, Network Setup, Computer Repair, Firewalls, and much more. We hope to provide you with the latest news and updates that you need to keep up to date with the world of computers and [...]