Monday, May 18, 2015

Best Antivirus Software for 2015?

PC Mag recently released their results of who makes the best Antivirus for 2015. The only thing I want to add to this is that Webroot SecureAnywhere is completely free if you open an account with Ally bank. Also, it doesn't hurt that whatever amount of money you put in the account will earn interest. Just open a savings account with a few bucks and you have a great Antivirus.

What's Best?
We've named not one but three Editors' Choice products for premium antivirus protection, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015, Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2015), and Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015). Each shines in its own way. Kaspersky floats at the top in all the independent lab tests. Bitdefender gets great lab scores too, and it's wonderfully unobtrusive. Webroot's unusual detection technique doesn't lend itself to most lab testing, but it's absolutely the tiniest antivirus around. For that matter, the rest of the products featured here are quite good, and some have unusually rich feature sets. Read the reviews for full details, then make your choice.

Read more here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Turning An Old Linksys Router Into a Repeater and Using it with MagicJack

I was cleaning out my garage this past weekend and ran into this piece of hardware. So, I powered it on and did a hard reset. Boom! It worked fine. So, what should I do with it?

Recently, I've been looking for a cheap router that has a repeater setting so that I can move a MagicJack Plus phone from one location in the house to another. Of course, without having to run a network cable. Running into this Linksys router was a blessing. I did a quick Google search and found the solution I needed. I could simply upgrade the firmware with DD-WRT and configure the settings.

Here's the link to the main website. You can look up your router and see if it's compatible.

Here are the instructions and downloads for my specific Linksys router [WRT54G Ver. 6]

As detailed as the instructions are, this can be difficult for those that have never configured a home router. So, try at your own risk. Ot, you can get an experienced friend to help you out. Good Luck.

Here's my finished project:

Works perfectly. No extra computer needed. And, completely free if you have the available equipment. So, if you have an extra router laying around and you want to move your MagicJack Plus (or the new MagicJack Go) phone to another location, this will be a great solution for you.

Thank goodness for the awesomeness of Wifi.

Another helpful link for setting up a Linksys Repeater:

- Vincent @ RapidTech

Monday, May 11, 2015

This Virus Destroys Your Computer If Detected

Of course, this doesn't mean to stop using antivirus software. However, it definitely means it's time to regularly back up your files if you haven't done so. A computer taken down by a virus can always be brought back to life. However, files that are digitally shredded by a virus are usually not recoverable.

A new type of malware resorts to crippling a computer if it is detected during security checks, a particularly catastrophic blow to its victims.
The malware, nicknamed Rombertik by Cisco Systems, is designed to intercept any plain text entered into a browser window. It is being spread through spam and phishing messages, according to Cisco’s Talos Group blog on Monday.
Rombertik goes through several checks once it is up and running on a Windows computer to see if it has been detected.
That behavior is not unusual for some types of malware, but Rombertik “is unique in that it actively attempts to destroy the computer if it detects certain attributes associated with malware analysis,” wrote Ben Baker and Alex Chiu of the Talos Group.

Read more about here.

Friday, May 8, 2015

“Your Account PayPal Has Been Limited” Phishing Scam

If you feel that an email you received looks suspicious, it's always best to not open it. Skip the email and log directly into your account in question and see if you have any alerts. Still have questions? Contact customer service. 

There’s a “Your account has been limited” email in circulation, targeting users of PayPal. The mail, which (bizarrely) claims to come from, claims that the account needs to be unlocked by confirming the potential victim’s identity.
Read more here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We Remove the "FBI" Virus

Has your computer been infected with the FBI Virus?

First things first, this virus is a scam. You have not been caught for anything. And, you don't owe any fines. Even if your screen doesn't look like this, it is a variant of the same virus.

Call us today at 361-334-9265. Don't let a virus ruin your day.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Galaxy Note 10.1 [Video]

The features look so awesome. I love where technology is going. I want one. :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chicas Rock!/Turntable Academy Fundraiser [Event]

Come over and take part in a great event that will support a great local organization. It will be this Saturday from 12pm-4pm.