Monthly Archives: March 2017

Turn off ads in Windows File Explorer

2017March23Windows_A_PH

Advertisements are invading every corner of our digital lives, but if there were one place users thought they’d be safe, it’d be Windows’ File Explorer. But that’s no longer the case. Microsoft has started advertising products inside the window users access to navigate their hard drive. Thankfully, we know how to disable these ads. Who […]

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Disable Microsoft’s new desktop ads

2017March23Windows_C_PH

Digital advertisements are ubiquitous across the internet. And just as users started to come to terms with that, Microsoft has taken ads one step further. The Windows File Explorer has begun to show ads for services like O365 and OneDrive, and if you’re wondering how to disable them, this article is for you. Who is […]

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5 steps to eliminate ads in File Explorer

2017March23Windows_B_PH

Microsoft has quietly begun doing the unthinkable: inserting advertisements into your File Explorer. The last place anyone ever expected to see a OneDrive promotion is right alongside their ‘My Documents’ folder, and we expect the first thing they’ll think is, “How do I turn that off?” Read on to find out how. Who is getting […]

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Some ransomware strains are free to decrypt

2017March22Security_A_PH

Ransomware is everywhere. Over the last couple years, dozens of unique versions of the malware have sprung up with a singular purpose: Extorting money from your business. Before you even consider paying for the release of your data, the first thing you must always check is whether your ransomware infection already has a free cure. […]

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No Ransom: a place for free decryption

2017March22Security_C_PH

Although a ransomware infection might feel targeted, you’re not the only one who’s been infected. Ransomware is spreading at an alarming rate, but the further it goes, the more resources are allocated to fighting it. If your data is held hostage, always check these lists for free decryptors first. The state of ransomware in 2017 […]

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Check the list of free ransomware decryptors

2017March22Security_B_PH

We’ve gotten so caught up discussing ransomware prevention with our clients that we’ve neglected to mention that several strains have already been defeated. In fact, there’s a decent chance you can actually decrypt all your data for free. Always make sure to check these lists before responding to a cyber attacker’s demands. The state of […]

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How to recover from ransomware in your Mac

2017March21Apple_A_PH

While a vast majority of ransomware that’s been developed targets Windows computers, malware authors have begun to attack Mac devices. Recently, researchers discovered a new ransomware strain, OSX/Filecoder.E, which encrypts Mac files and keeps them locked even after the victims have paid the ransom. But don’t worry, there is still hope if you follow the […]

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Mac ransomware and how to defeat it

2017March21Apple_C_PH

Although most ransomware is designed to attack Windows systems, a new strain is targeting Mac computers. Discovered last month, Mac ransomware OSX/Filecoder.E was found by researchers to behave just like any cryptolocker variant. It would encrypt all data until victims paid the cybercriminals. But here’s the catch: There’s no guarantee that the Mac ransomware will […]

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Defend yourself from this new Mac ransomware

2017March21Apple_B_PH

Cybersecurity experts stumbled into a ransomware variant late last month, but this one doesn’t target Windows devices. The malware, known as OSX/Filecoder.E, encrypts Mac data like any cryptolocker strain many businesses have seen in the past. However, unlike normal ransomware that release files after the Bitcoin ransom is paid, this new strain makes no such […]

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Google makes its cloud platform Always Free

2017March20Google_C_PH

With Google’s newly introduced tier, more users are expected to get drawn to the search engine giant’s cloud platform. In an effort to promote Google Cloud Platform, Google revitalized its offering by improving their free-trial cloud platform service. Is it time for competitors such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to rethink their strategies? […]

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