Preventing Cryptolocker and Ransomware in 4 steps

Links and article updated 6/26/2024

I have sent emails, tweets, posted links and articles on Facebook and so much more, all to warn you about the different crypto locker schemes out there. Apparently I failed to write a specific article on how to prevent it.

Hey you Linux and Apple people, you need to be alert for this too!

Here are the Four major things to do in order to prevent crypto locker with two additional options.

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Computers, tablets and Laptops, How old it too old?

This is a question I get all too frequently, “can’t you just make my computer last a little longer?” or some version of that.

Ladies and gentlemen, I hate to break the news to you, technology changes! Yes, I know that is a startling statement, however it is true. Moore’s Law states, correctly, that circuitry and thus technology’s abilities double every two years.

The vast majority of you buy a new phone every 2 to 3 years because “it can do more”, well so can your computers. Continue reading

To Build or Not to Build, that is the Question

That’s a silly question. I say “build it”, with that in mind, there are reasons not to build a computer. Size being the primary reason. Recently I had a 3 part series on building a PC.

In this article I want to give you ideas on not building a PC, or more specifically what not to build. Laptops, and Tablets. Ok, there is the list. Pretty short huh. Continue reading

Building a PC: the case, power supply, video card and DVD – Part 2

In my last article I talked about several of the parts needed to build a PC, the motherboard, processor (CPU), memory (RAM) and hard drives. This week I want to cover the case, power supply, video card and DVD.

Cases have changed from plain beige literal desktop cases that the monitor sat on, to black cases that sit on the floor with every color imaginable as well as configurations from windows to lighted in between. I have sold translucent green, yellow with windows and internal lights to black and silver with external lights and many in between.

NUC next to mid-tower ATX case

NUC next to mid-tower ATX case

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