Posts tagged antivirus

Ransomware: Holding Data Files Hostage

You’ve probably heard the term “ransomware” on the news several times in the few last months. What is ransomware? It’s a compilation of the terms “ransom” and “malware.” Malware = malicious + software Software is any kind of program that runs on a computer or electronic device. Malicious software is, like it sounds, bad. Many […]

Computer Self-Check & Privacy

How well do you know the computer that you use? Have you ever given any thought to your privacy as you browse the web? Every now and again, it’s important to conduct a privacy and security check on your computer, other electronic devices, and accounts. This blog is a list of computer self-check questions you […]

Safe Browsing Tips & Things to Avoid

What’s safe to click on and what isn’t? Browsing the web requires wariness. Some customers feel like they can’t go anywhere or click on anything, and to a point, that’s true. You can’t safely click on just anything. It takes caution and common sense to make sure the links you visit are not riddled with […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Most Common Way Viruses Access Your Computer

At PC Ninja we often hear the question, “But I have antivirus.  How did I get viruses?”  It is wise to have antivirus software, but there is no guarantee your computer will be 100% safe.  Customers then wonder, “I didn’t do anything.  Someone must have hacked in.  How do they do that?”  Well, the truth […]

Top Ten Computer & Virus Myths

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about viruses and computers.  Here at PC Ninja, we believe in spreading our knowledge to keep our customers informed and help you avoid trouble and maintain your computers.  Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the Top Ten Computer & Virus Myths. GENERAL COMPUTER MYTHS: Myth […]

The DO NOT Computer Tip List

Poor advice spreads as easily as good advice, and sometimes untrained instincts can lead you down the wrong circuit when it comes to a computer.  So here is a DO NOT computer tip list: things you should avoid doing that could harm your machine. 1) DO NOT defragment* your hard drive too often.  Do it […]

Preventing viruses

“I do a scan every week and I don’t detect any viruses! How can my computer suddenly get one?” We do hear that one a lot. There is a common misconception that if you have an anti-virus software installed on your computer, you will not get viruses and will always be virus free. Everyone is […]

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