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Useful links to the most common software

Malware is commonly spread from software downloads not originating from the actual manufacturer itself. The malware is cleverly packaged (and hidden) within the software that you are downloading. This happens frequently when someone is using a search engine to look for a software program and clicks on the first few links that come up on […]

Technical Support Scams

Out of the blue you receive a phone call, and the person on the other end says they are support staff for a technical company like Microsoft or Windows.  They have detected errors on your computer and would like to log into your computer to fix them.  Concerned about your information and ability to check […]

HELP! My Homepage’s Been Hijacked!

You click on your Internet browser, expecting to see your e-mail or Google, but instead another page with a strange search bar shows up.  At the top of the screen are several toolbars you’ve never seen before.  When you try to open a new webpage, unwanted ads pop up.  Suddenly a window that seems like […]

WEEU Live Security Broadcast

PC Ninja hosted its second WEEU live security broadcast at the Ninja Den on July 16.  Head tech ninja Melvin Foo and radio host Mighty Mike Faust discussed online security, and special guest Detective Robert Heiden of the Berks County District Attorney’s office joined the conversation on current scams and safety issues.  Here are some […]

Heartbleed Bug

What is the Heartbleed Bug? First of all, the Heartbleed Bug is NOT a virus.  You cannot “catch it” on your computer by downloading an e-mail attachment or clicking on a compromised website like a typical virus.  It is not a threat to your personal computer or any data stored on your machine. As a […]

PC Ninja Celebrates Grand Opening in Wyomissing!

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 PC Ninja celebrated the grand opening of the new storefront in the Park Road Plaza of Wyomissing.*  Radio station WEEU 830 AM broadcasted live from the shop, with three hours of tech talk between the PC Ninja himself, Melvin Foo, and host “Mighty Mike” Faust.  Foo discussed how he, as […]

Protecting Computers Against Electrical Problems

What types of electrical problems can cause computer damage? Most people don’t realize that even the slightest electrical blip poses a danger to all programmable appliances, whether the device is a telephone, computer, or high-priced server.  If your computer or telephone no longer works after an electrical fault, the manufacturer’s warranty is unlikely to cover […]

5 Internet Terms Everyone Should Know

We use the Internet every day, and access it on desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.  Despite the ability users have to check e-mail, surf the web, and update social networking sites, many may be unfamiliar with some of the most basic Internet terms.  Here is a list of Five Basic Internet Terms everyone should know: […]

Bloatware

One of the most common complaints about computer performance is sluggishness in running.  After a few years or sometimes even a few months, the machine that was speedy and slick when new is now taking far too long to load.  Various factors contribute to this, but users may be unaware that even brand new computers […]

Alert: “FBI Virus” Attack

Viruses that disable the normal functioning of your computer are an all-too-common problem, and in previous posts we’ve discussed how viruses invade your system and precautions you can take to avoid malware.  We would like to alert customers to one particularly nasty bug that we’ve been seeing a lot of lately at PC Ninja:  the […]

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