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Category Archives: Microsoft Windows

Information pertinent to Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Top 5 Risks of Outdated Technology

Click on the image below to view Microsoft’s infographic of The Risky Business of Outdated Technology! We can help – Contact us for a free network review!

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How will users upgrade to Windows 10?

Microsoft seems to be (mostly) following Apple’s OSX strategy by making its own upcoming OS “Windows 10” a free upgrade. According to Thurrott.com, “Microsoft says it will deliver the final version of Windows 10 to 190 countries sometime between June 21 and September 23, 2015.”…

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Craigslist Resume Scam Spreads Trojan Virus

Reports of “Craigslist résumé” viruses have skyrocketed in recent months. Some of our clients here at New River Computing have unfortunately fallen victim to this recent outbreak. Thankfully, we’ve been successful at cleaning up the aftermath, but often the remediation process is long and arduous…

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Battling Fake Microsoft Support Scammers

Fake antivirus support is a problem. We know fake “Microsoft representatives” call targeted Windows users to persuade them that their computers are inundated with warnings and errors as shown in the Windows Event Viewer, a legitimate Microsoft application that lists system information. We even watched…

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The CryptoLocker Virus is Spreading!!!

***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NEW RIVER COMPUTING REGARDING THE “CRYPTOLOCKER” VIRUS*** There’s a new type of malware that has been spreading like wildfire over the past couple of months called CryptoLocker. Most security researchers are claiming that this is one of the nastiest and most successful…

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NRC is Now Offering CrashPlan Managed Backup Solutions!

Backups are arguably one of the most important things you can do to protect your important data. Two of the biggest obstacles most users face with backups are: Complicated, confusing and unreliable backup software. Remembering to run it, or change the backup disc and take…

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Why did Microsoft make the decision to retire the TechNet Subscriptions service?

On July 1, 2013, Microsoft announced the end of the 15 year program, TechNet Subscriptions. Microsoft’s TechNet Subscription Program is a paid program which allows partners to download full copies of most software titles to be used for lab or testing purposes. In an email…

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Will Microsoft Bring Back The Start Button?

When Microsoft first revealed Windows 8, complaints started rolling in almost immediately. The lack of the traditional Start Menu and the fact that Windows would no longer be booting directly to the Windows desktop were just a couple examples of the many complaints that continue…

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‘Microsoft tech support’ scam captured on video

For those of us working in the IT industry, we get used to removing viruses and malware from plenty of machines on a regular basis. Malware is a huge problem that seems to only be getting worse. Part of the problem is a lack of…

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Microsoft Report: Most Common Malware on Operating Systems

It’s a commonly held opinion among IT professionals that the reason Windows is so prone to virus and malware attacks is due to its popularity. Windows powers approximately 87% of the world’s computers. While this is true, Windows’ vulnerabilities can be attributed to more than…

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