New Locky Ransomware Virus

A new virus known within the channel as “Locky” is causing major headaches to victims. The virus will lock up all of your files and documents using AES encryption, before demanding that you pay a ransom to unlock and retrieve your files. The virus behaves much like the famous Crypto-Locker virus …

Google Chrome Ending Support On Windows Vista

Users running the Windows Vista operating system this week may be have noticed a warning message in the Google Chrome web browser saying that support is ending soon. The warning message suggests that you should “upgrade to a new operating system”. This is not quite as straight forward as it …

Internet Explorer 9 End Of Life

Tech News & Support The life cycle support for Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) has ended. Microsoft ended update support for IE8, IE9 & IE10 on 12th January 2016. If you currently use any of these browsers we recommend downloading an alternative such as Opera, Chrome or Firefox. On the same …

Ukash Ransomware Hitting Android

The Ukash scams are well known ransomware virus’s that infected thousands of computers a couple of years ago. This group of virus’s are back, but this time infecting mobile phones and tablets running on the Android platform.         Do Not Pay It The advice is if you suddenly get …

Microsoft Are Updating Outlook.com

If you are one of the millions of Outlook.com (inc @live, @msn, @hotmail) users, then expect some big changes to the way your email looks when you log in. Microsoft have already begun rolling out the technical preview of how the new email will look. I have had a few …

TalkTalk Hack. How Might It Affect You?

The latest TalkTalk customer data hack is causing a lot of concern to many of our customers who use TalkTalk as an internet provider. Instead of writing another blog post about the precautions to take, I will simply refer users to this link from the BBC. If you are a TalkTalk …

Fake Reviews On Consumer Sites

In the tech news this week is the story of Amazon suing over 1000 people for posting fake reviews on it’s site. False reviews criticising listed products are being removed and a lawsuit has been launched to take action against people that wrote them. So Can Web Reviews Be Trusted? There are …

Tech News: BT Announce IPv6 Switch Over Date

Tech News – BT Announce IPv6 Dates BT have been testing IPv6 in specific areas of the UK and have this week announced that by the end of 2016 their whole network will be able to use the IPv6 system. Over the next 12 months there will likely be press …

Office 2016 Technical Preview Available

The new version of Microsoft Office 2016 is in the final stages of development.  The beta version is available for download. This means that you can run Office free on your computer as part of the software testing program. Once the product is released, the license will expire. Here’s the …

Taskbar Icon With Get Windows 10 Flag

Computroon Tech Support Get Windows 10 Taskbar Icon Explained Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 users may notice a new Windows Flag icon has appeared in the taskbar on the bottom right of the screen.  Since this icon first appeared on computers on the 1st of June we have been asked on …