2015 – The year of ransomware

Adware, spyware, malware, viruses, trojans…

It’s bad news folks. There has been a dramatic increase in ‘cyber gangs’ in the last two years. Many of them started in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Professional cyber gangs create malware and can infect your computer with a ransomware virus vytorin 10 40. Ransomware is a virus that hijacks your computer and can encrypt your files. The method of encryption is very secure and the only way to get your files back is to pay the ransom. Usually between $300-$500.

Experts have said that the cyber gangs make about $33,600 just in one day. Or, if you prefer, $12,264,000.00 per year.

A couple examples of the ransomware are CryptoLocker and CryptoWall. They have proven that there is plenty of money to be made, and now there are many more similar threats being launched at consumers these days.

Protect yourself by:

  1. Don’t open unknown attachments in emails or do a virus scan after opening them. (If you get an email from a person that contains one or more viruses, the viruses may infect files in the computer. The viruses might also send emails to people from your email address book or email folders automatically).
  2. Download files only from trusted sites. If you download a program or a data file from the Internet or other shared networks, viruses might be transferred to your computer. Sometimes the free software programs on the Internet have viruses especially if you are downloading from sources such as Torrent or Usenet newsgroups.
  3. Remember to do a virus scan for them after peripheral devices are connected to your computer. The devices such as MP3 players, USB thumb drives, memory cards or CD drives are also means of spreading viruses.

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Why is my computer running slow?

There can be several reasons for a computer running slow. The only way to know for sure is to have it checked by a professional.

1. Windows Updates – When you buy a new computer, it’s running fast as it was designed to work with the version of Windows that is on it at the time Extra resources. As time goes by, multiple changes in the form of updates and service packs are made to the operating system. Many of these changes make the operating system bigger and slower, but are needed to patch security issues and stability issues. When you buy a new computer, don’t buy the cheapest one out there. It’s likely to become obsolete very quickly.

2. Windows Corruption – Windows can become corrupted due to many reasons. A program that didn’t install properly, a power outage without shutting down the system properly, an unstability when using a program that causes a blue screen or other crash. Many times Windows can be repaired without a fresh install.

3. Virus – viruses, adware, and spyware can cause pop-ups, slow computing, Windows corruption and more. Make sure you protect yourself with a good anti-virus, a good backup plan, and if your computer does get infected, take it to a qualified person for removal.

4- Bad Hard Drive – Most people don’t think that it’s a bad hard drive when the computer starts to run slow. But sometimes hard drives crash slowly as they build up bad sectors. If you ignore this, and don’t have a great backup plan, you are at risk for losing all of your data.

In any of these situations, it’s important to have your computer checked. Any of these problems can cause lost productivity as well as lost data.

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How did that Virus, Malware, Spyware get on my computer?

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the source of your malware, virus, spyware, adware, etc. Malwarebytes has a good article about how flash player imposters can imitate the real flash player and infect your PC.

https://blog.malwarebytes get more.org/exploits-2/2014/08/do-not-publish-yet-convincing-youtube-look-alike-fires-rig-exploit-kit/

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