Call Today

+1 440-322-ILER(4537)


Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm

Tech Blog

your go-to resource for all things tech! Stay updated on the latest trends, industry insights, and expert tips to navigate the ever-evolving world of technology.


by | May 14, 2020

A computer virus is a type of computer program that, when executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code. When this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be “infected” with a computer virus. This can shut down and steal your files.

Viruses can be spread through email attachments, Internet file downloads, and social media scam links. Your mobile devices and smartphones can become infected with mobile viruses through shady app downloads.

Keep your devices safe with these tips.

  1. Install anti-virus software:
  2. Having protection software is the first step, keeping it up to date is the second step and just as important.
  3. Keep your operating systems current:
  4. OS developers are always issuing security patches that fix security leaks with every update.
  5. Secure your network/ do not use open networks:
  6. Have a password for every wireless connection whether it be your Wi-Fi or even your printer. A hacker and even malware can get through an unencrypted network.
  7. Think before you click:
  8. Do not click on a link in an unsolicited email. Always hover over a link before you click to see where the link is really taking you. If you must download a file from the Internet, an email, an FTP site, a file-sharing service, etc., scan it before you run it. A good anti-virus software will do that automatically, but make sure it is being done.
  9. Keep your personal information safe:
  10. Many hackers will access your files through social engineering. They will get enough of your information to gain access to your online accounts and will gather more of your personal data. They will continue from account to account until they have enough of your info that they can access your banking data or just steal your identity altogether. Be cautious on message boards and social media. Lock down all your privacy settings and avoid using your real name or identity on discussion boards.
  11. Back up your files:
  12. Ideally you should have your files (data) backed in three places. You can use a backup service or an external hard drive to back them up off site.
  13. Use multiple strong passwords:
  14. Never use the same password, that makes it easier to get into more than one account.

Viruses can destroy your business and your personal files/photos.

Let us help you to be protected before your devices gets infected.

Massive Layoffs In 2024 Create A Serious Threat To Your Cybersecurity

The massive wave of layoffs in 2024 brings a cybersecurity threat that most business owners aren’t focusing on – offboarding employees. Even big-time brands that you would expect to have top-of-the-line cybersecurity systems, processes and procedures in place fail to...

Frustrated With BAD Tech Support? You’re Not Alone

A recent stream of Reddit comments emerged detailing a series of poor customer service experiences with tech support. While I typically try to stay clear of Reddit and its gang of chronic whiny-pants commenters, I scrolled through a few, you know, for research...

5 Annoying Tasks You Can Automate Right Now

Odds are that right now you’re doing a handful of tasks manually that you don’t need to, like sorting through an endless e-mail inbox. According to Microsoft, employees spend just under two hours daily on e-mail – that’s more than eight hours a week spent in your...

“Savings” That Could Cost You EVERYTHING

As a business leader, you’re always looking for ways to increase revenue, cut expenses and grow your bottom line. Implementing AI tools, shopping services and running a more efficient operation are great ways to do that. One place you do NOT want to cut corners is...

The Silent Danger: A Powerful Lesson For Every Business From This $1.6 Billion Ransomware Attack

In recent months, the alarming cybersecurity breach at Change Healthcare, the health care payment-processing company under the health care giant UnitedHealth Group, has thrown a spotlight on a chilling reality: cyberthreats can lurk undetected within our networks,...