Category Archives: Current News

10 Technologies That Are Changing the World

Voice and robot assistants. Gene-splicing technology. Regenerative medicine. The future is an exciting place. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Futurists of the 1950s and ’60s predicted that by the 2000s, flying cars and airborne robots would be a part of our everyday lives. Instead, we live in a world dominated by live streaming, smartphones and social […]

Good News For Our Friends In The U.P. – Michigan company teams up with Microsoft to bring faster internet to Upper Peninsula

A Michigan company is partnering with Microsoft to get broadband internet access to residents of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula in the coming years. Using TV white spaces, wi-fi hardware and other technologies, Microsoft recently announced it would work with Iron Mountain-based company Packerland to expand its existing reach – the companies expect to […]

Origins tell it all: How computer terms came into being

A scientist works on the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the first programmable, general-purpose digital computer, built during World War II by the U.S. We use them in our daily lives but most of us have no idea how basic and complex computer terms came up in the first place The origins of most […]

Rapid Ransomware Being Spread Using Fake IRS Malspam

A new variant of Rapid Ransomware is currently being distributed using malspam that pretends to be from the Internal Revenue Service. First detected by Derek Knight, this campaign is a mixup of countries with the IRS being a U.S. entity, the send being a UK email address, and the spam attachment being in German. This […]

6 tips for cleaning your computer’s hard drive

February 12 is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. Follow these tips to keep your system hard drive clutter-free and help maximize free space. National Clean Out Your Computer Day — a day devoted towards decluttering hard drives to keep computer systems as efficient as possible, and reclaiming wasted disk space — is on February […]

Ransomware Victims Hit on Average by Two Attacks per Year

A study of 2,700 IT professionals across the globe has revealed that 54% of organizations suffered a ransomware attack in the last year, and most organizations were hit more than twice, with the average number of ransomware per attacks being two. On average, every ransomware attack costs companies $133,000, but some infections were more widespread […]

Malwarebytes gets defective update that slows computers — here’s how to fix it

Malwarebytes is great software, designed to protect Windows, Mac, and Android devices. As someone who fixes computers for both friends and family, I often rely on the free version to detect malware on Windows machines -- it is a great tool to keep in your virtual "toolbox."

Unfortunately, this software which normally helps computers to run well, has started making them run poorly. You see, a recent update is causing high CPU and RAM usage, making the computer slow to a crawl. Luckily, a fix is already available. Keep in mind, the bug is caused by the web protection feature, which is only for "Premium" subscribers. Users of the free Malwarebytes software should be unaffected. Here's how to return your PC or business workstation to its full speed potential.

"Earlier this morning, we published a protection update that caused connection issues for many of our customers. As a side effect of the web protection blocks, the product also spiked memory usage and possibly caused a crash.We have triaged this issue and pushed a protection update that resolves it," says Ken Liao, VP Product Marketing, Malwarebytes.

Liao further explains, "The root cause of the issue was a malformed protection update that the client couldn’t process correctly. We have pushed upwards of 20,000 of these protection updates routinely. We test every single one before it goes out. We pride ourselves on the safety and accuracy of our detection engines and will work to ensure that this does not happen again. Getting your computer or business back up and running is our utmost priority as is rebuilding your trust."

The company shares the following steps to get your Windows machine(s) back to normal.

  1. Open Malwarebytes

  2. Turn OFF web protection by Clicking on "settings", click to turn web protection OFF

  3. Under Scan Status (right side), click next to “Updates” to have Malwarebytes download the latest database

  4. Restart PC (Note it may take up to 2 restarts after the update to stabilize the system)

To confirm that the fix was applied successfully, you should make sure you are on version 1.0.3803 or higher. If it is, you are good to go. If you are still experiencing an issue, you can email the company at

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Original Date: Jan 27 2018

Original Author: Brian Fagioli

What Are Computer Glasses? And Do They Really Work?

If you work an office job, it’s highly likely that you get that classic mid-afternoon eye strain. That twitchy, dry and downright sore sensation that screams, “Perhaps you should quit your job and become a gyspy. That way your eyes wouldn’t get so fucked up.” And it’s true, exposure to bright screens all day long […]

iMac Pro: Apple releases its most expensive computer – starting at £4,899

The desktop computer is aimed at Apple-using creative professionals, and the top-spec machine costs £12,279. Time to start saving … Apple has a very expensive last-minute Christmas present for you. The just released iMac Pro is the company’s “most powerful Mac ever” – and the most expensive, starting at £4,899. Having been unveiled in June […]