RIVENWOOD COMPUTER CARE INFO BYTES



WINDOWS 10 IS HERE

WHAT DO YOU DO?



  
 TIME TO UPGRADE!
 
Windows XP and VISTA are history. Windows 7 will have its extended support dropped by January 2020. Windows 8 and 8.1 will go the way of the Dodo by January of 2023.  If you have systems from 2010 or later with Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 you can upgrade to Windows 10.
 
Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users with slow Laptops or Towers. With a Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) and some more memory, you can speed up your system and give yourself another 3 years on your old computer. Average upgrade price is around $190. (Some rates will be higher depending on the size of the SSD drive and the amount of Data needing to backed up or transferred.) 
 


 
NEED A NEW PC TO REPLACE YOUR AGING TOWER
 
Check out our VETT system.  Get a new system starting at $439.99For a limited time Rivenwood still can build you our low cost VETT tower with the new Windows Ten. The VETT comes with a 3 YEAR WARRANTY!  Need files copied over to the new system?  No problem for $75.00 we will transfer all your data to the new system!  Questions??  Just call 636-356-0023.
 

  

 
VIRUS / MALWARE / RANSOM WARE 1-800 SCAM BOGUS ALERT

 Be advised that an alert (showing) you are infected by a virus or malware has been popping up on many browsers, like Internet Explorer / Fire-Fox, and Chrome. There will be a 1-800 number claiming to be Microsoft or a software company working for Microsoft. DO NOT CALL THAT NUMBER!!
 
Simply close the browser and run a malware scan with a program like Malwarebytes or contact us immediately at (636) 356-0023. In most cases you clicked on an AD that is on an unsecured Website. As long as you do not follow up with them, you should be "OK." However, you still might want to be checked out.
 
Other software that claims to be good but are not real Anti-virus / Malware removers can be identified as:

 
Rogue, Ransom, and fake alerts can come through web-mail email (outlook, outlook express) Internet Explorer, extended searches using a search engine, social network sites, and links. Do not click on advertisements that say "free scan", or you maybe infected. Other rogue programs can be downloaded by unprotected sites with other programs or files such as videos, music, or games. Check to verify if the site is legitimate by searching the site through a search engine. A standard rule of thumb is: "Nothing is free", and if it sounds too good, then it's not good.
 
!!NOTICE!!   When backing up your data with an eternal device such as a hard drive, flash drive, or mapped drive. You must disconnect after backup, or at least make a backup that is not physically connected to your computer! The ransom-ware malware can jump to any connected device and encrypt them. Your backup will be lost!
 
We highly advise the use of Mozilla Firefox for all internet usage. Firefox is a much safer, secure, and private browser.
 
To enhance your security we advise getting an anti-virus and anti-malware program. Rivenwood recommends AVAST and Malwarebytes. AVAST uses a browser security program called web shield that scans websites for malicious content and Malwarebytes can keep you from going to any potential dangerous website. If you believe you have contracted any of these bogus programs please call us at: 1-636-356-0023.

 Firefox can be downloaded at: www.firefox.com
 
 
 
 
 
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