Hacked websites and Malvertising on the rise - don't be fooled to call a number that pops up on your screen
Security researchers have recently reported a dramatic increase in compromised websites that redirect visitors to fake warning messages, malware and ransomware. "Malvertising" - or malicious advertising - is also infecting well-known websites.
If you're browsing the internet and see an alert that tells you to call a number to fix problems with your computer - it's a scam. If you cannot close out of the alert, restart your computer and don't revisit the website that displayed the alert.
Safer searching and surfing with Google.com and Google Chrome
Google is trying to make your web searching and surfing safer. Compared to Yahoo and Bing, Google's search results typically display safer web sites that are free of malware or deceptive downloads. Google also makes advertisements vs. search results more easily noticeable.
When browsing the internet, Google's Chrome browser is safer than Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox when it comes to automatically running potentially unsafe add-ons such as Flash Player or Java.
Keep your computer secure and up-to-date with our Computer Maintenance Plan
Many of our clients have been asking for a way to keep their computer secure and up-to-date, and not have to worry about the seemingly constant barrage of updates.
With websites getting hacked on a daily basis, and the increasing chance of your personal information being compromised, it’s more important than ever to keep your computer up-to-date and maintained.
Now you can have Computer Techs maintain, update and check the security on your computer on a convenient quarterly schedule. Service will be performed via a Remote Support session which takes about an hour. Services include: