Author: Tracy Fortune

WannaCry virus — Do NOT turn off your PC or laptop if you’re infected! I may be able to help…

Is this, what you see? …If you’re running XP or Windows 7. BUT! You must NOT power off your computer. If you do– the data will be encrypted forever. The WannaCry virus can likely be cured as long as you

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Toshiba battery recall now extended to more laptops!

Toshiba battery recall now extended to include more models than before.       Originally, I posted about Toshiba’s mass battery recall in May of this year: “Toshiba has recalled laptop batteries sold during June 2011 – Sept. 2015. Go

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HP Laptop Power Cord Recall

There has been a HP recall of defective power cords. The affected cords were sold with HP and Compaq net-books and laptops manufactured from 2010- 2012. There were thousands of these defective power cords shipped. The cord end is labeled:

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HP Laptop Battery Recall & Replace

Check your HP battery! Following “hot on the heels” (pun intended) of the previous Toshiba battery recall, we have Hewlett Packard’s “Hot Potato” over-heating batteries…. The affected laptops run the full HP gamut, including their popular Compaq branded units. Over-heating

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Toshiba Laptop Battery Recall !!!

Toshiba has recalled laptop batteries sold during June 2011 – Sept. 2015. Go here, to check your laptop model & battery. There’s a download-able file available, which you can run on the laptop, and it will detect automatically if you

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Windows 7 Starter Can Upgrade To Windows 10 Home & Gain Back Performance

It had to hurt…Buying what you thought was a decent little Windows 7 net-book and finding that you couldn’t change your wallpaper nor upgrade past 2GB of RAM as the thanks for your somewhat uninformed choice? Well, guess what? You

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Protect Yourself from Crypto-Ransomware Virus for FREE!

Thanks to the good folks at Bitdefender, you can now add a great layer of protection to your Windows computer which will help to combat the dreaded “Ransonware” viruses. A computer which becomes infected with this type of virus basically

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CryptoWall 4.0 released with new Features such as Encrypted File Names

A new version of CryptoWall has been released that displays a redesigned ransom note, new file names, and now encrypts a file’s name along with the data as well. A new version of CryptoWall has been released that displays a redesigned

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Solid-state drives lose data if left without power for just a few days!Yikes!

So much for the latest & greatest drive technology??? “Solid-state drives are great for performance, but data security must come first”. Source: Solid-state drives lose data if left without power for just a few days | ZDNet

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Stallman: Malware is not only about viruses – companies preinstall it all the time | Technology | The Guardian

Since I started free software in the 80s, developers have grown to routinely mistreat users by shackling behaviour and snooping – but we have ways to resist Source: Malware is not only about viruses – companies preinstall it all the

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