Information technology plays an essential role in the business plan of an organization by improving productivity, creating opportunities, and refining customer-business interactions. Most businesses make use of internal talents in their company to take charge of installation and management of new technology. Since most professionals have basic IT training, this strategy may prove to be […]
If you’re running a large business and find that it’s growing faster than your “IT department” it may be time to look into consulting a managed IT service provider. Many large companies consider those few people that come to the rescue when their technology goes down their IT department. This however cannot sustain, nonetheless help […]
New ‘Locky’ Ransomware Virus Spreading At Alarming Rate: Can The Malware Be Removed And Files Decrypted? A new Cryptolocker-type ransomware called “Locky” has been spreading like wildfire to users around the globe. Can the file-encrypting virus be removed and files restored? Find out everything you need to know about the new malware, here. The Locky virus, […]
Viruses on your computer come in every shape, size and form. We see viruses coming from a range of sources pretending to be the FBI, NAS and even the United States Department of Justice. You guessed it, click on the link and your computer has just become infected. A virus will not come with a STOP WARNING sign; they are meant to instill fear and trigger an immediate reaction – clicking on the “fatal” link. Common viruses that our team at CPS has come across include the Trojan virus, Win32worm, Adware-mywebserach, Rogue virus, Internet Security Pro 2013 and Security Shield to name only a few.
If you come across a link that looks suspicious, in an email or on the Internet avoid clicking on the link. Once the link is clicked your computer becomes susceptible to the virus and it is easily spread throughout your computer and contacts. The team at CPS can perform a virus removal if you do find your computer infected – no appointment necessary.
CPS removes viruses throughout Brighton, Howell, Pinckney, South Lyon, Fowlerville, Wixom and the entire surrounding Livingston County Area. If you have a virus, spyware or malware infestation it is not a problem for CPS. We are located in Brighton, MI to serve you.
CPS is busy with new projects! From our commercial and residential IT division to our in house graphic and web designers something exciting is always taking place. Our commercial IT specialists have been busy this summer with a variety of large projects including network and back up system installations for Michigan Transportation and R Concepts […]
Ransomware, a particularly annoying breed of computer virus, is spreading like the plague. This malware locks you out of your computer files until you pay up — and it is proving incredibly difficult to exterminate. A major ransomware operation called Cryptolocker was supposedly halted by the FBI in May. Not so fast, security experts say. […]
"The email warns users that while they may have done what they can by changing their passwords on the websites they use, their computer may still be 'infected' with the Heartbleed bug," shared Symantec researchers. "The spam requests that the user run the Heartbleed bug removal tool that is attached to the email in order to 'clean' their computer from the infection."
Unfortunately for those who do as instructed, the downloaded software (heartbleedbugremovaltool.exe) will download a keylogger in the background. In the foreground, a popup message with a progress bar simulates computer scanning, and ultimately declares the computer to be "clean."
The keylogger is also capable of taking screenshots, and sends all the gathered confidential information to a free hosted email provider.
The attackers use a number of methods to fool users into downloading the attachment: they create a sense of urgency, the email is made to look like it is coming from a well-known password management company, the fake progress bar is used to distract from the happenings in the background.
It's also interesting to note that the subject of the email ("Looking for Investment Opportunities from Syria") has nothing to do with its contents.
Original Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2779&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HelpNetSecurity+(Help+Net+Security)
Android security is a controversial topic. We’re not talking about “how-to-find-my-stolen-phone” security, this is “holy-crap-my-phone-is-going-to-get-a-virus” security. Most people understand that Android is not any more vulnerable to malware than other internet-connected devices. Still, there are many people who think they need anti-virus on their phone like they have on their PC. Earlier this week we wrote […]
But this also means that they face ever more complex security threats and for smaller organizations that can be a big problem. To help protect businesses with fewer than 20 employees Symantec is launching Norton Small Business aimed at simplifying security for smaller enterprises.
Built on Symantec’s existing protection technologies it adds extra features to make it easier to use and manage. It also offers a 100 percent guarantee that it will remove all viruses from PCs and Macs or you get your money back.
"According to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, small businesses were targeted in 30 percent of all cyber attacks in 2013. While the risks are real, small business owners with fewer than 20 employees often wear multiple hats and don't have the time or resources to manage IT needs," says Brian Burch, Symantec's vice president, Global Consumer and Small Business Marketing. "Running a small business is hard work, but Symantec wants to make securing it the easy part".
Norton Small Business uses a flexible subscription model to make transferring licenses easier when business needs change. It also offers protection for Android and iOS devices as well as Windows PCs and Macs.
A web-based management portal makes it easy to ensure protection levels are consistent across the business and employees can access Norton support and speak to live agents for troubleshooting.
Pricing starts at $99 to protect five devices for a year and goes up to $399 to protect 20. Additional devices can be added for $20 a year. For more information about the virus removal guarantee visit norton.com/guarantee.
Original Source: http://betanews.com/2014/05/20/norton-promises-100-percent-virus-removal-for-small-businesses/
Malware could be lurking in your computer — and you might not even know it. Viruses, spyware, ransomware and other malware attacks have become so sophisticated that they could be wreaking havoc on your systems without showing any signs — that is, until it’s too late. Attackers stealthily plant malicious elements that work in the […]