Windows XP RIP

Microsoft support ends on Windows XP as of April 8, 2014.

Windows XP RIP

  • On April 8, 2014 you cannot update Windows XP nor get the latest Windows XP  patches that will protect your computer from getting harmful Malware and Spyware.
  •  On April 8, 2014 You cannot download the version of Microsoft Security Essential nor get the latest definition  to  catch the latest virus.
  • You can still use your computer, but you will put your personal data at risk of someone stealing it or your computer catching a virus.

I still want to keep my computer with Windows XP

  • You still want to use Windows XP make sure you backup all of your important Documents and Media every day. (Put on a CD, DVD, USB Flash drive, OR Dropbox)
  • Install a free Anti-virus’ Program and update the definition every day and run a scan.
  • Install WOT (Web of Trust)
  • Consider buying a full version of Malwarebytes and run it with your Anti-Virus program.
  • You can install Ubuntu operating system into your old computer.

Time for a new computer

  • Purchase a new computer that fits your budget and move all of your personal from your old PC to your new PC
  • Make sure your new computer have the latest Windows update on it.
  • Make sure your firewall is on
  • Install good virus protection software. (update the definition everyday and run a quick scan)
  • Buy and install Malwarebytes PRO and install it to your new computer. (Malwarebytes works great with your Anti-Virus Program)   malwarebytes
  • Install WOT (Web of Trust) into your new PC
  • Backup, Backup all of your documents and Media



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CryptoLocker: Boston Quick Tip from Dumb Computer

My computer is infected with the CrytoLocker ransomware, what should I do first.  

  • The first thing you should do is disconnect your Desktop or Laptop from the internet, also make sure your wireless on your Laptop is switch off. This will stop the ransomware from encrypting all of your files.
  • You can also pull out your AC adapter plug for your network router.
  • Check to see if all of your files was encrypted.
  • Please save all of your files that was not encrypted as of yet into a CD, DVD, or USB Flash Drive. (Remember CryptoLocker can not encrypted your files if you not connect to the internet.)

If you do not have System Restore enabled on your computer or reliable backups, then you will need to pay the ransom in order to get your files back. Please note that there have been cases when people have paid the ransom and the decryption did not work for whatever reason. Furthermore, if you do not pay the ransom within the allotted time, the Cryptolocker decryption tool will be removed from your system and make it much more difficult, if not impossible, to restore your files.

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How Do I Know if my firewall is on and working.

firewall on

Firewall is very important to keep all types viruses and malware from entering into your PC  and doing a lot of damage to your computer.

Once you hook up your computer to the World Wide Web your computer becomes vulnerable to any attack that out there.

Now let’s check to see if your firewall is on.

1. Click on start menu.  start button

2. Next click on Control Panel menu control

3. Now you should see this screen popup. control panel  4. Please select Security Center and double click on it.

5. Another screen will popup “Security essentials look like this. security center 2

6. Firewall, Automatic Updates and Virus Protection should be on.

6. If your firewall is off, Please click on the Windows Firewall as shown here —-> windows firewall jpg

7. Now please select ” On (recommended) This setting blocks all outside sources from connecting to this computer, with the Exceptions tab. Please see below

8. Now go back to steps 1-3 and make sure all three is on as you see on the Security Center screen above.

More Info:

If you do notice that your Firewall or  your Virus Protection was off, it could be some type of freeware software that you download awhile ago that disable your Firewall, Virus Protection and your Windows Automatic update.

Disable Firewall at Taskbar

Sometime you will see your Firewall disable at  your taskbar that is near the time and it will state that “your computer might be at risk”.  Please see display below.

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How to perform a Disk Defragmenter in Windows XP

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