Last week I was at a client’s house and through the course of my on-site work, I noticed a number of security red flags. As I discussed them with that client I found myself having a bit of déjà vu. You see, these same basic security issues pop up with many of my clients. Today, I want to ask you some basic questions about the computers you use. Don’t worry, I won’t be handing out grades for this quiz. I just want to get you thinking about how safe your computer system is. [Read more…]
A Special Word for Windows 7 Users
Y-Not Tech Services would like to issue a word of warning to users of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system. The recent WannaCry ransomware exploited a bug in Windows allowing it to spread like wildfire. What is interesting about this is that the particular bug that was exploited was actually patched back in March. Anyone who had their systems up to date with Windows Updates was safe from the spread of the malicious program.
Reports show that 97% of systems infected with the WannaCry program were running Windows 7. This isn’t surprising to me. I’ve run across many Windows 7 devices that take FOREVER to find and install new updates. I’m talking weeks before they are installed. And if you turn off your device or restart it, the process starts over. This results in many Windows 7 PCs stuck at ‘Checking for updates…’ and never getting up to date. This is a major problem as it leaves the system open to many vulnerabilities.
It turns out there are a handful of Microsoft updates that essential hang the update service when it tries to download and install them. Y-Not Tech Services has a solution and can get your Windows 7 PC up to date and secure against attacks like WannaCry and other copycat software.
Book an appointment with Y-Not Tech Services today to check on the status of your Windows Update. We can help get it up and running smoothly.
Additionally, it’s important for all systems to have a good Antivirus program and Backup Strategy in place.
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