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Q & A: User Questions, Tech Answers! Year End 2016

In our ongoing mission to help make your technology easier, we like to provide you with tools and knowledge to make your computer interaction more “user friendly.” This edition will showcase some of the most popular questions asked throughout 2016, and also include some that we haven’t covered yet. So without further adieu…

 

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What Not To Do…

Many people come to us confused about what they can do to avoid viruses and malware. Our first typical answer is protect your computer with a layered approach. A leading antivirus program (like BitDefender) AND the leading anti-malware package (Malwarebytes). The combination of the two differing approaches to pro-active protection should protect you from most “attacks”. But that’s only part of the solution (and the easiest part). The rest of the story depends on you.

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Remote Support

Geek Easy Computers offers remote support services. We offer it to both our commercial and residential customers. We have found that there is some confusion as to exactly what remote support entails, and the kinds of computer issues we can actually rectify remotely. So we thought we’d try to clear that up.

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AntiVirus or AntiMalware?

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.

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Scams! How to Avoid Them!

The “Your Computer is Infected!” Scam

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Unraveling the Mystery of Malware

Malware is everywhere. You can’t really escape it. In fact, 85% of all malware is distributed via the web.

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New Virus Alert: CryptoLocker!

There’s a new virus in town, and it’s pretty nasty.

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How Did I Get Infected?

About a year ago, we posted an article about virus infection, “How to Help Prevent Getting Re-infected by viruses (Or Get Infected in the First Place.)” .

 

Todays blog post is a follow up to that.  Here at Geek Easy we frequently get asked “How did I get infected?”.  It’s never a simple answer so we thought we give you some general ideas of how it could possibly happen.

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Home User Maintenance

Like any other substantial investment such as a vehicle or a home, owning a computer comes with responsibility to maintain it in order for it to perform as it was designed to do.  Unfortunately most computer owners are either uninformed of this, think its relatively unimportant, or just don’t have the knowledge to provide this maintenance.

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Which Anti-Virus is Better?

By now, you should know that if you are on the internet, your computer needs to be protected from malicious viruses and malware/spyware.  We mentioned some ways to do that in our previous blog post “Your Computer Needs You (Why?)”.  Today, we’d like to expand on that some and answer the one question we get the most often:  Which anti-virus is the best?

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