Keep Your Phone Safe From the Heat

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jul 19, 2016 10:33:08 AM

small_sun.jpgThe hot summer weather can be great for outdoor activities, but it also puts your smart phone at risk for overheating. Overheating is a serious risk when the weather is hot outside and it can permanently damage or destroy your phone's battery and components.

Here are some tips to keeping your phones cool during the hot weather:

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Topics: Smartphones, Security, Tech Support, battery safety

HIGH ALERT-CryptoWall 2.0

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Oct 22, 2014 10:25:20 AM

Similar to CryptoLocker, Cyber Criminals have released another version to the CryptoWall virus-version 2.0. This ransomware is spreading very quickly through unsolicited downloads and file attachments in emails such as pdfs and zip files. As with other ransomware viruses, CryptoWall infects an opening in the system, encrypts the users’ files (pictures, texts, files, documents, etc...) and demands payment in order to recover those files. It is vital to your organization to have policies in place to prevent these types of attacks.

Do not open suspicious email attachments

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Topics: Email protection, attacks, Cyber Security, Tech Support, Virus Alert, River Run Computers

River Run Tech Blog: New Malware Released

Posted by Blog Tipster

Dec 9, 2010 9:19:00 AM

In the last couple of years, we’ve seen the most active and persistent viruses coming out masked as anti-virus programs under names like Internet Security, AntiVirus Pro 2009, Anti Spyware 2010, etc. Apparently, users are getting wise to this ploy because we’ve seen a new variation on these malicious programs that attempt to extract money from you. The new variation claims to be a hard drive defragmentation and repair utility called “HDD Plus”. It is NOT a legitimate program!

If you see a popup for HDD Plus, whether it looks like the screen shot below, or not, do NOT click on anything within the popup window!

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Topics: Security, Malware, Tech Support, Virus Alert, vulnerabilites

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Workstation

Posted by Eric Torres

Jan 7, 2010 11:17:00 AM

In 2010, River Run Computers will be giving you tangible reasons why refreshing your hardware can affect your bottom line. For now, know that new workstations running Windows 7 Health IT Professional will bring you up-to-date with the latest technology, enabling you to truly get more done with less. Here's how:

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Topics: Security, Computer Maintenance, Apps, Tech Support, Tech News

River Run Introduces 24/7 Technical Support

Posted by Eric Torres

Dec 16, 2009 7:25:00 AM

fter-hours Emergency Technical Support

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Topics: Computer Maintenance, Tech Support, River Run Computers

What The Most Common Error Messages Mean

Posted by Eric Torres

Nov 6, 2009 8:28:00 AM

You might go along for months with your computer running smoothly, but chances are now and then you'll see an error message of some sort. The problem is that it's not always completely clear what they mean, or what you need to do in order to address them. This article lists some of the most common error messages that occur in Windows and explains the ramifications and what you can do about them. Click below for more information.

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Topics: Computer Maintenance, How To, Tech Support, Windows

Top 3 PC Problems You Can Fix Yourself

Posted by Eric Torres

Jul 7, 2009 8:16:00 AM

As we all know, computers are not perfect devices, and they sometimes malfunction. And when they do, this can create frustration, wasted time, and unneeded expense - especially for those of us whose computers are as vital to our daily existence as oxygen.

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Topics: Microsoft, Security, Computer Maintenance, How To, Tech Support

A RIVER RUN SPECIAL EVENT: Updating vs. Upgrading Your Computer Network

Posted by Eric Torres

Apr 1, 2009 7:11:00 AM

Join River Run Computers for a special event July 17thh. We will be hosting a breakfast seminar, Updating vs. Upgrading Your Computer Network featuring Microsoft's Small Business Server 2008. At this open forum discussion, we will take a look at technology and how it affects business. During these tough economic times, many executives are faced with a very tough question, to update or to upgrade their computer network. We'll look at the differences and the risks involved in doing neither. We'll wrap up the discussion with some examples of solutions that many companies are already taking advantage of, provided by Microsoft's Small Business Server software.

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Topics: River Run Events, Computer Maintenance, Tech Support, River Run Computers

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