Malware, or malicious software, is a term used to describe a software that is intended to damage or control an electronic devices. There are many different kinds of malware out there such as viruses, adware, spyware, worms, crypto malware, etc. Have you ever wondered what each one does and how to detect it? Viruses Viruses are designed to spread from one host to another, similar to how the flu virus works. It’s able to attach and multiply itself, however it needs a “host cel
What’s one of the benefits of Granite Computer Solutions? We do manual maintenance! If you’re a company that isn’t prepared to commit to a managed IT service provider, Granite Computer Solutions has the solution. We provide monthly manual maintenance for any un-managed companies. Manual maintenances involve a qualified technician going onsite to perform detailed checkups on servers and networks to make sure everything is running properly and efficiently. If we notice anything
What is a computer virus? A computer virus is a program capable of copying itself and infecting a device without knowledge or permission of the user. They are capable of attaching itself to another computer file of any sort and spreading to other devices such as smart phones and tablets. They are very similar to the biological virus, spreading from host to host through some kind of contact. What do they do to your device? There are many different kinds of viruses out there an
Be very careful of any emails with attachments or links. A hacker depends upon social engineering - making the email look so legitimate that the user clicks on the attachment or link. Check the sender by hovering the mouse over the sender to confirm the email address and be sure that you are expecting something from them, as they could have been compromised and their email may be spreading a virus. Never wire/transfer funds without talking on the phone and knowing for sure th
Verify data is encrypted When sending confidential information over the Internet through a browser (user names, passwords, or credit card numbers) only send it securely. To verify this look for a small lock (Internet browser security lock) in the bottom right corner of your browser window or next to the address bar. In addition to being visible this lock should be in the locked position and not unlocked.