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Poweliks Malware Removal

Poweliks Malware Removal I just got done cleaning a “Poweliks” infection from a client’s PC in Muskego. It went undetected by two anti-virus / anti-malware products. Symptoms of this Trojan horse include slow performance, high disk activity, lots of connections displayed when you type netstat at a command prompt, and powershell appears in task manager […]

A Better Backup and Business Continuity Solution

Better Backup and Business Continuity Solution We have added a new backup and business continuity solution! It’s an on-site backup appliance that backs up entire servers as virtual images.  Those images are replicated to a data center for off-site backup.   By backing up your server in a virtual format, this is not just a backup solution, but a business […]

Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life – Plan Now!

Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life Remember the Windows XP obsolescence earlier this year?  Remember how it would go un-patched and expose you to liability for data loss? Well, the same thing is going to happen with Windows Server 2003.  Microsoft declared it will be unsupported as of July 14, 2015. Servers cost a lot more than […]

The Frenzy to Upgrade Windows XP

The past few weeks have been VERY busy as companies rush to get their systems up-to-date. Some computers are candidates for reloading with Windows 7. Most computers are not worth upgrading though, and should just be replaced. Nearly all of the new computers have Windows 7 rather than Windows 8.1. New computers come with a Windows 8.1 license […]

Free LogMeIn Party is Over – Free LogMeIn now starts at $229/year

Free LogMeIn was good while it lasted. On January 28th, free LogMeIn product will no longer exist. The free product would allow up to 10 computers per account. Now, to access 10 computers, you must buy “Pro”, at $229/year. Alternatively, you could purchase a LogMeIn Central subscription for $299/year. At the moment, LogMeIn Central still allows […]

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Time to replace Windows XP

Happy New Year! This is a great time to think about your company’s IT plans for the coming year. Windows XP support ends this year Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on April 8th. This means, among other things, that computers running XP will no longer get automatic updates. This can expose you to liability […]

Cryptolocker Malware – Protect Yourself

The Cryptolocker malware has been spreading across the US. It infects your computer and encrypts your data files with a key that only the attackers have. They demand that you pay them to get the key and unlock your files. This threat can actually result in data loss, so BE AWARE! Do not open any […]

Tip for identifying fraudulent emails

I’m sure most of you have received fraudulent emails like this.  Here’s a tip for you for identifying fraudulent emails. If you get a message like this, HOVER the mouse over the link in the e-mail. DO NOT CLICK. You will see where the link will send you if you click. In this case, it […]