Posts Tagged ‘malware’
I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories. A colleague clicked on something he shouldn’t have and now all of his files are encrypted. A family member opens an unknown email and now pop-ups are appearing all over the place. A friend downloads “a free movie” and now can’t access her WiFi.
This is a question we get a lot. So as part of Geek Easy Computers series on expanded answers to common questions, we thought we would follow up on “Why is my computer slow?” and include reminders as well as some things we didn’t before since it’s a question that can have many different answers. In this post, we will also touch on the most common causes. If you missed the first post, see: Slow Computer is Slow Part I
If you’ve been following our posts & articles, you know that the crew at Geek Easy Computers are huge fans of backing up your data regularly. We feel that it is important enough to remind you at least weekly, to make sure YOUR data is backed up. With the latest round of vicious malware and ransomware, it’s even more critical to make sure your important files are backed up in multiple locations.
Apple computers (Macbooks, Macbook Pros, iMacs) have always had the reputation of being “virus proof”. And for the most part, that reputation was true. But not for the reasons most people think. It wasn’t that viruses couldn’t be written for the Mac OS (operating system), it’s just that the Windows OS user base was so much larger that the criminals creating computer viruses thought it not worth the effort to target the relatively small Mac percentage. Therefore, for the longest time, Mac users enjoyed a sort of immunity from the attacks and having to safeguard their data from viruses.