Tag Archive for computer virus

MAC Users Aren’t Immune to Viruses

Recently a new virus emerged from the primordial goo directed at the MAC world.  It takes the form of an image or JPEG, but it also contains installable code specifically for a MAC with the Intel chips.  This emphasizes the point that you should never open an attachment that you aren’t expecting from someone you…

RAM needs

RAM stands for Random Access Memory.  The RAM in your computer is where everything happens.  Programs reside on disk but, in the computer architecture proposed by John von Neumann and universally used in computers since, programs must be read into memory and can only be executed there.  The data also resides in RAM memory.  There…

Malware – Quick Definitions

Malware is a generic term for all types of software that the bad guys use to attack your computer for their nefarious purposes.  Some of these yo-yos are just pimply faced guys living in their mother’s basements trying to get creds with other hackers by bragging on their bulletin boards.  Others want to take over…

A Recent Event

Recently a customer came to me with a laptop running Vista.  Neither the keyboard nor the touchpad worked.  That was the simple part.  I plugged in an external USB keyboard and mouse, then, after they had been discovered and installed, I went to the Device Manager and removed the keyboard and touchpad.  After a reboot…