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The End of Windows XP is Here

Starting April 8th, 2014 Microsoft has discontinued support for both Windows XP and Office 2003. If you’re still running Windows XP or Office 2013 you’ll no longer receive security updates from Microsoft. What that means for you is that hackers will be actively looking to exploit these vulnerable systems and potentially, your valuable data. Please contact us if you happen to be running an...

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Scam and Virus Prevention 2013

Here at CCCS we’ve heard an influx of sad stories from our fellow customers regarding different digital scams they’ve fallen victim to. Phony Microsoft phone calls, CryptoLocker and the “FBI” virus are using scare tactics to convince users to hand their money over to criminals. Often times they will even hold your computer hostage by digitally locking you out of it. This...

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Signs of a Virus Infection

The Signs of a Virus Infection There are many peculiar actions and strange behaviors that might begin to take place on your computers, laptops, or digital devices which often act as indicators and warnings signs of the need for a virus & spyware removal service to clean up your systems.  Some of the most common red flags include getting an increased amount of spam or suspicious email,...

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Five Rules for Using Your Laptop On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Have laptop and planning to roam? Follow these tips and you won’t expose yourself to hardware or data theft while surfing wirelessly in public. What’s the only thing better than a free Wi-Fi hotspot? Free coffee to go with it, of course. Alas, free, all-you-can-drink java is pretty rare, but free public Wi-Fi networks are easy to come by. You’ll find them in coffee shops, airports, food courts,...

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Google: Up to 500,000 Computers Face Disconnection From The Internet

On Tuesday internet services giant Google began warning users infected with the DNSChanger malware that they face disconnection from the web if they don’t disinfect their computer. A special message will be displayed at the top of the Google search results page to users of Windows and Mac systems that have been infected with the malware. Google used a similar technique last year to successfully...

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