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Important Information on Cryptolocker

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 06 Nov 13 - 0 Comments

  What is Cryptolocker: CryptoLocker is a ransomware program that was released around the beginning of September 2013. This ransomware will encrypt certain files using a mixture of RSA & AES encryption. When it has finished encrypting your files, it will display a CryptoLocker payment program that prompts you to send a ransom of either $100 […]

Troubleshooting Adventures in Windows 7

Archived in the category: Windows
Posted by okorioth on 13 Mar 13 - 0 Comments

Yes, even computer problems plague us IT pros from time to time, nobody is perfect.  Its inconvenient, aggravating and nerve wracking even for a seasoned individual such as myself. My primary machine is of the home brew variety which I have cobbled together over the years with various pieces parts and has been running very […]

DNS Changer Virus Hyped By The Media

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 07 Jul 12 - 0 Comments

This week the media has been making a lot of noise about the DNS Changer trojan that has been in the wild for quite some time. Well I’m here to downplay this latest ‘threat’. Certainly, computer security should be a high priority but they are making a mountain out of a mole hill here. At […]

Beware Of The System Check Trojan

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 25 Jan 12 - 2 Comments

Lately in the last couple of months I’ve seen this infection making the rounds, and it is a nasty one. The System Check virus/Trojan, part of the FakeHDD family of infections is a fake computer analysis and optimization program designed to look like your Windows system is failing and that you need to purchase their […]

Microsoft Releases Massive Batch of Security Updates For October

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 13 Oct 09 - 0 Comments

Its the second Tuesday of the month, and that of course means in the Microsoft camp its patch Tuesday. And what a whopper this one is, in fact its the largest amount of patches ever released at one time.  The range of patches pretty much covers almost every major product line, from Windows, Server, SQL, […]

Microsoft Announces Windows 7 Pricing

Archived in the category: General
Posted by okorioth on 25 Jun 09 - 0 Comments

So, the cat is finally out of the bag. As an update to my previous post, Microsoft has finally released details on what Windows 7 is going to cost.  Via this blog posting; The estimated retail prices for upgrade packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the U.S. are: Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99 […]

Windows 7 gets a release date

Archived in the category: Windows
Posted by okorioth on 03 Jun 09 - 0 Comments

The news was flying around the intertubes yesterday, Windows 7 will be generally available on October 22nd this year, just in time for the holidays of course.  So if you are thinking of upgrading your computer, it may be in your best interest to wait. Windows 7 so far has proved, via the beta program, […]

Microsoft’s Next Operating System will be called..7?

Archived in the category: Windows
Posted by okorioth on 14 Oct 08 - 2 Comments

Yep, you heard that right. Just announced yesterday the folks in Redmond are steaming full ahead for the next iteration of Windows which will simply be called..Windows 7. After all these crazy naming schemes, could they not have done this since the beginning (kinda like the Mac OS series names)? I have a feeling this […]