SUPPORT THE RIGHT TO REPAIR!

FriendS,

I wrote a letter for the campaign “Support the Fair Repair Bill in Nebraska”.

As consumers, we have the right to the following from the companies that we support: Information: The documentation, software, and legal ability we need to repair our own products — or choose someone we trust to do it for us. Parts + Tools: Fair access to service parts and tools, including diagnostics. Unencumbered Resale: We should be able resell our products (including the software needed to operate them). Write a letter to your Senator in the Nebraska unicameral now and tell them why this is important to you.

Can you join me and write a letter? Click here: http://nebraska.repair.org/?source=email&

Thanks!

Unwanted Windows 10 Upgrades Souring Windows Users

Are you the victim of an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade?

Do you have legacy applications or games that don’t play nice with Windows 10?

Are you happy with Windows 7 / 8.x?

Are you sick and tired of the Malware like tactics Microsoft has employed to try to force you to upgrade to Windows 10?

There are many valid reasons to stick with your currently installed Operating System but Microsoft doesn’t seem to agree.  Their recent underhanded tactics to force users into unknowingly upgrading to Windows 10 have left a sour taste in Users’ collective mouths and are leaving some to cry foul with some Users even going so far as to block Windows updates completely, leaving their PCs vulnerable to increased risk as security patches won’t now be installed.

Worry not fair users, for POCC has the experience to block Windows 10 from installing on your systems while still allowing Windows 7 / 8.x security updates to be installed.

If you’ve been the victim of an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade and you’d like to get your old system back, we can do that too!

Contact POCC today to find out how we can help restore your systems and your sanity!

Things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04

Today is release day for the Ubuntu Linux Distribution.  Ubuntu and it’s derivatives celebrate the release of v16.04!  If you’ve taken the plunge and performed the upgrade, here are some things you might want to do after installation.  If you’ve yet to upgrade, what are you waiting for?

New malware tactics on the rise

Beware of new malware seen first in Germany that targets the MBR (Master Boot Record) of your computers hard drive rendering it completely unusable and files difficult to recover.

Unlike “traditional” ransomware, this new method targets specific portions of your hard drive and in doing so it operates extremely quickly compared to encrypting each file.

Users report infection happens when they download the target payload from a shared file service such as dropbox or a link submitted through email posing as a job application.  Once infected, the PC’s MBR file is overwritten and the PC rebooted.  Users report seeing a fake “Check Disk” prompt after reboot whereby the malware encrypts the MFT file (Master File Table) removing all physical links to every file on the hard drive.

After encrypting the MFT, the malware displays the ransom message followed by an ASCII image of a skull and crossbones.

 

Backups cost less

It’s true!  A good backup solution costs less money than paying a ransom!  Plus there’s no guarantee that paying a ransom will get your files back!

 

Contact POCC today to find out how we can help you save your sanity and ensure your data remains safe.cb722f65-93fb-4128-83aa-5a4a5911d183

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