General Virus Prevention for Businesses

Hello Everyone, We’re sending this out to educate you about the risk of malware—malicious software—and virus prevention best practices. The best way to understand how to avoid malware is understanding how infections occur, what different types of infections do, and the most common virus prevention practices. General Ways Infections Occur: There are too many ways…

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Maintaining Regular Backups

Properly maintaining backups can financially benefit your business. Sometimes, it could even save your business. Several weeks ago, a popular encryption based virus made its way around the Quad Cities . . . again. This particular virus, Cryptowall, tricks users into opening a malicious file which infects their computer. Cryptowall can then spread throughout your…

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Crypto-type Virus Alert

Recently, we’ve heard reports that some clients have received emails which contain a very bad virus (a Crypto-type Virus, destroying data access). If you didn’t get our email, here’s what you should be on the lookout for. This email comes disguised most commonly as a resume or a scanned file and may have an attachment that has some…

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Phishing Scams Use Your Social Network Against You

Be on the lookout for some new, email-based attacks spammers are using to infect people’s machines with malware. Spear phishing targets companies and individuals directly by sending email that looks like it comes from a coworker or friend but uses a different email address. It’s much harder to spot than your run-of-the-mill fake dating site/drug…

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