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You Need A Ransomware Plan

Everyone needs to have procedures in place to deal with the almost inevitable computer attack or even an unexpected technology failure. Give us a call and we can chat about things. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/inside-turmoil-sobeys-ransomware-attack-1.6650636

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Microsoft A/V Ranks Well – Again

AV-Test, a German IT Security firm scored Microsoft Windows Defender a “Top Product” certification in it’s recent December 2021 rankings for Windows 10 home users. Read the full report below. https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-defender-beats-out-several-heavyweight-rivals-in-the-latest-av-test-ranking/

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“Free” Anti-Virus .. Not So “Free”

Anyone who has listened to my speech about installing and using the multitude of so-called “free” antivirus products will know that I have been advising Windows 10 users to stick with the built-in product called Defender. Now Avast/AVG has been caught selling its users’ browsing information to third party advertisers. See the full article here: https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-cost-of-avasts-free-antivirus-companies-can-spy-on-your-clicks

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Best Antivirus for 2019

There are certainly plenty of players in the Antivirus/Antimalware market.  Famous names such as Norton, McAfee, AVG, Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Trend Micro, ESET, Avast and F-Secure just to name a few.  So which product provides the best protection for you and your computer? Well in order to answer that questions let’s consider our approach for staying healthy during the winter cold and flu season.  Getting a flu shot would certainly be a sensible first step in our grand plan for staying…

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Ransomware – Even the Name Sounds Sinister

Ransomware received a lot of press in 2017. Names like WannaCry, Petya, NotPetya and GoldenEye dominated the news last year. There were many big name victims including Britain’s National Health Service which reportedly crippled emergency rooms across the UK for several days. So what is Ransomware? It is a type of malicious computer software that encrypts your personal files effectively holding them “hostage” until you pay a ransom to get them released. You can become infected in a number of…

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