Carbonite Partnership

 

We are excited to announce that PC Solution is now a Carbonite Silver Partner. Carbonite is a leading provider of hybrid and cloud backup solutions.  

Thousands of businesses across the country, and around the world, trust Carbonite to back up and protect their data.

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Cryptowall 2.0

 

A new version of the CryptoWall ransomware has been released titled CryptoWall 2.0 that includes numerous "enhancements" by the malware developer that resolve issues in the previous version. CryptoWall has been a huge threat for computer users and network administrators since it has been released as it will encrypt all local data and data found on network shares. 

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Ransomware

What is ransomware?

Ransomware stops you from using your PC. It holds your PC or files for ransom.

Some examples of ransomware are the "FBI Moneypak" or "FBI virus" (they are named this way because they use the FBI's logos) and CryptoWall / Cryptolocker.

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What really happens when you DELETE a file on your computer

 

When you delete a file, it isn’t really erased – it continues existing on your hard drive, even after you empty it from the Recycle Bin. This allows you (and other people) to recover files you’ve deleted.

If you’re not careful, this will also allow other people to recover your confidential files, even if you think you’ve deleted them. This is a particularly important concern when you’re disposing of a computer or hard drive.

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