Virus and Malware Removal

Virus and MalWare Removal WHAT WE DO FIRST: When your computer is acting weird, being really slow, having pop-up messages or other signs of problems, the first thing we will do is keep the computer disconnected from the Internet, shut down the operating system, turn off every piece of software which can harbor a virus […]

Malware Protection Recommendations

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING AS A MINIMUM to keep Malware (MALicious softWARE) from getting on your computer: When ADOBE tells you there is an update to their software, put it in immediately (usually takes less than 5 minutes.) When JAVA tells you there is an update to their software, put it in immediately (usually takes less […]

New Variety of Malware Dubbed Ransomware Attempts to Extort Money from Unwary Internet Users

 Whatever you do, don’t follow the payment instructions for any ransomware! The Internet Crime Complaint Center (which is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center) has recently been made aware of a new variety of malware (MALicous softWARE) used to deliver ransomware malware. The malware lures the […]

Macintosh Gets Malware – Computers getting slammed with malware.

Macintosh computers get malware! A new variant of malware first seen in September 2011 on Macintosh computers is making a new appearance and the exploit hasn’t been patched yet by Apple.  Apple distributes a self-compiled version of Java and distributes these patches on its own schedule, which can be months behind the one for Java on […]

Anti-Malware Instructions for the Mad Dog Protective Suite

Anti-Malware Instructions for clients to help protect their computers.   Due to AVG’s newly disclosed sales of information gathered from your computer, effective October 2015, we are recommending the Kaspersky Internet Security product instead of AVG Free and will be upgrading all of our clients who subscribe to one of our maintenance plans to Kaspersky during […]

Windows DLL load hijacking exploits go wild and plant malware on PCs!

Less than 24 hours after Microsoft said it couldn’t patch Windows to fix a systemic problem, attack code showed up to exploit the company’s software. A security firm that’s been researching the issue for the past nine months said 41 of Microsoft’s own programs can be remotely exploited using DLL load hijacking.  Many Windows applications […]

Up to Five Million Web Sites Serving Up Malware.

As many as five million Web sites hosted by Network Solutions have been serving up malware, probably for several months.  “This is one of the biggest infections for drive-by download attacks that I’ve seen,” said Wayne Huang, co-founder and CTO of Santa Clara, Calif.-based Armorize Technologies, a Web application security company. Huang said his firm’s […]

Windows 7

Microsoft Support for Windows 7 has ended If you still have computers using Windows 7 and you didn’t notice the repeated warnings from Microsoft popping up on your screen, you should know that Windows 7 support was discontinued on January 14, 2020. Windows 7 was released by Microsoft on October 22, 2009 with a commitment […]

Specials

Current Specials   #1 Upgrade to Windows 10 FREE when you newly subscribe to any of our maintenance plans. When you subscribe to either of our MONTHLY maintenance plans, we’ll upgrade your current compatible computer to Windows 10 FREE.  This includes installing Windows 10 on your computer, fully updating Windows, installing our full year industry […]

Business Servers, Networking and Support

Business Servers, Networking and Support The Mad Dog has been Microsoft Certified since 2000 as a MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) and a MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional). The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification is one of the most widely recognized credentials in the Information Technology industry and shows expertise to design, […]