2016 Scam Update

October 21, 2016

From time to time we update you on computer related scams. A couple of years ago we told you about a scam where you would get a call from someone claiming to be with Microsoft or “Windows Support” telling you that your computer is infected and they can fix it for you. For a fee. […]


Is it OK to Let Your Browser Remember Your Password?

August 23, 2016

When you login to a website, your browser (the program that lets you look at websites) may ask if you want it to remember the password. Saving the password is convenient because the next time you go to that website, the browser will enter your password for you so all you have to do is […]


Can You Have Too Much Security?

August 19, 2016

Can you have too much security? That’s a big 10-4! Just like home security, computer security is a deterrent, not a 100% guarantee. You could try to make your home absolutely safe, but if you did that, would you want to live there? Concrete walls, multiple layers of security, guards, guard dogs, and a killer […]


Owning a Computer

March 23, 2016

These days, most everyone has at least one computer. Unlike your toaster or your TV, computers require quite a bit of labor to protect and maintain. Here is a list of things every computer owner should be doing: Keep it Safe! Purchase one of our recommended security packages and keep it renewed and updated. Keep […]


Security Alert!

February 19, 2016

Important Security Alert! Back in July of 2015, we updated you on Cryptowall. If you want to revisit that article, here’s a link to it: http://www.ct-cp.com/?p=1817 Cryptowall is classified as RansomWare. A nasty malicious piece of software that encrypts all of your files and holds them for ransom. The only way to get your files […]


How Did My Computer Get Infected?

October 19, 2015

Sometimes you click on something and you immediately know that you just infected your computer. But most of the time when a computer is infected, it’s not obvious how it happened. Everybody would like to know how their computer got infected, but nobody wants to pay extra to find out. The fact is, most of the […]


How to Create a Good Password

July 31, 2015

With all of the hacking going on these days, it’s important to have good complex passwords on your important accounts. Important accounts include email, online retailers, banks and other financial institutions, etc. When you create a password you want it to be something that nobody could guess, but you also want it to be something […]


CryptoWall 2015 Update

July 21, 2015

In early November of last year (2014) we told you about CryptoWall. A very nasty piece of malicious software that encrypts your files and holds them for ransom. Other than paying the ransom, the only way to get your files back is to restore them from a backup. But not just any backup. It has […]


Security Software Roundup

March 5, 2015

(Updated March 5, 2015) This is a roundup of security software packages. For the purposes of this article, we are focusing on consumer versions targeted at residential customers and small businesses that do not have a server. We will cover business oriented security products in a separate article. After reading this article, see what security software […]


The Cost of our Security And Maintenance Plan

March 5, 2015

When I tell customers about our Security And Maintenance (SAM) plan, they often compare the cost to the cost of security software. That’s like comparing high performance sports car to a minivan. Yes, the SAM plan does include security software. But it includes so MUCH more. The security software you get as part of the […]