New Windows, New Threats

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-20-2015 08:28 AM (16,080 Views)

Email scammers are finding new opportunities with to trick unsuspecting victims into downloading malicious software with the recent release of Windows 10. Tech news sites are filled with stories about the new Microsoft operating system release, and many of our clients are excited to get it onto their computers. Some of our clients are reporting fake Microsoft emails from scammers that claim to have the entire Windows 10 upgrade attached.


Is Your Tech Ready for School?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎08-28-2015 08:30 AM - last edited on ‎07-28-2016 09:47 AM by Geek Squad Agent (13,486 Views)

As summer winds down, students everywhere are looking for school supplies and picking out the perfect backpack. But just having enough pens and notebooks isn’t enough anymore. Students of all ages are finding they need some tech in their backpacks too. Now is a good time to ensure all that technology is ready to go back to school as well.


Spam Down, Email Threats Still High

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-30-2015 08:33 AM (32,874 Views)

Symantec’s Intelligence report for June shows a marked drop in spam received by business email users worldwide. Their metrics show businesses received a little less than half the spam they usually receive over a month. Perhaps the spammers are taking vacation days as well?


Microsoft Intensifies Efforts to Fight Fraudsters

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-23-2014 09:50 PM - last edited on ‎04-28-2016 04:54 PM by (15,989 Views)

You’re online, watching a compilation video of cute kittens, and your home phone rings. A person claiming to be a representative from Microsoft tells you they detectsed a threat to your computer. The caller tries to frighten you into allowing a remote connection to your computer, showing you a bunch of warnings, maybe even some red error messages on your computer. The caller pressures you to take immediate action and buy their service because you are in imminent danger!


What a PUP Is — and Why You Should Not Pet One

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-06-2014 03:04 PM (13,277 Views)

Our Agents are finding that clients we serve have become more savvy web users and have generally gotten better at avoiding malware like viruses and spyware in their travels down the Information Superhighway. But many clients still come to us asking why their system has slowed down without their antivirus program detecting any new malware infections.


Imagine this – you are sitting at home minding your own business when you receive a phone call from an official sounding person telling you that your computer is seriously infected with viruses. They say they will help you out and eliminate the viruses if you will provide a credit card number.


SIM card phone hacking — How It May Affect You

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-22-2013 03:44 PM (21,869 Views)

The news media is currently abuzz over an announcement by Karsten Nohl of Security Research Labs, indicating that there’s a new phone hack affecting some SIM cards. What does this mean to you, and what do we know about this latest threat? 


What to Do If You Are Scammed

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-26-2013 04:21 PM (17,866 Views)

One of the great things about the Web is how it allows us to transact business remotely. Internet-based financial tools give us the ability to pay our bills online, manage bank accounts, or sell stuff we no longer need and buy whatever we want from the safety of our living rooms. (Sure beats running to the bank just to stand in line waiting for one of the two tellers on duty.)


Apple blocks Java 7 Plug-In for the second time

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-01-2013 05:29 PM (12,391 Views)

Update: Since publishing this article last week, Java 7u13 has been released, with important fixes included. We’ll post a follow-up article once the blacklisting has been removed.


Java 7: A Few Security Concerns (and What to Do About It)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-15-2013 05:48 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:46 AM by Geek Squad Agent (11,011 Views)

Security experts have issued several warnings about security holes in recent versions of the Java software from Oracle. Java is used in web browsers across operating systems like Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, and is primarily used by websites to display dynamic content on your browser and some downloadable applications.


‘Tis the Season… for Holiday Scammers

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎11-16-2012 06:14 PM (9,168 Views)

Ah, the holidays. Once more, we’ve entered that magical time of the year. A time for joy, a time for laughter, a time for sharing happy memories with families and good friends…
…and a time (it seems) when scammers come out of the woodwork to take advantage of people.

Operation: Fix It Free Day at Twin City Geek Squad Locations

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-25-2011 02:02 PM (6,690 Views)

Fix It Free Day in the Twin Cities


October can be a scary month, with Halloween just a few days away, but it can also be a happy month if you’ve been having issues with your Mac or PC and live near select Best Buy stores in the Twin City Metropolitan area in Minnesota.


Removing Viruses/Spyware From Your Computer (2MM)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-17-2011 02:25 PM (10,847 Views)

Removing Viruses and Spyware from your Computer: A Geeksquad 2 Minute Miracle


PC Feeling a Bit Sluggish?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-28-2010 03:16 PM (10,621 Views)

One of the more popular complaints about the home computer that we run across is “My computer is running slow. Why?” Today we are going to go over the top ten reasons your computer may be running like molasses.


Socially Safe

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-28-2010 03:22 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:45 AM by Geek Squad Agent (4,714 Views)

Keep these ‘socially safe” tips in mind the next time you’re logged into your favorite social media site.


Geek Squad 2MM: Protect Your Computer Against Malware

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-13-2010 04:04 PM (8,391 Views)

Geek Squad 2MM: Protect Your Computer Against Malware


Rogue Ads

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-23-2009 05:48 PM (12,838 Views)

Recently, the New York Times website had a rogue ad displayed in one of their banner ad spaces. Visitors to the website may have noticed abnormal operation of their computers, popup ads, or hijacked internet connections after clicking on the advertisement.


Tech Isn’t Just For the Young

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-10-2009 08:05 PM - last edited on ‎05-14-2016 07:19 AM by (5,128 Views)

When I hear stories like a 104 year old Twitter user (Ivy Bean), I wonder if it’s our own reservations that keep us older folks from diving into the latest and greatest tech. Children are less likely to allow the intimidation of new technology get in the way of using it.


Conficker Looks to Cash in On Infections

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-14-2009 09:30 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:15 AM by Geek Squad Agent (4,939 Views)

As we mentioned previously, the Conficker worm made news headlines upon the discovery that the C variant of the worm would start seeking updates to its malicious instructions on April 1st. While the world feared the worst, the day came and went with little visible activity.


March Madness – Infecting Your Computer?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-20-2009 09:54 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:06 AM by Geek Squad Agent (9,569 Views)

Geeks and sports don’t normally mix together. However, according to a recent USA Today’s Technology Live blog, sports fans and geeks alike are being targeted in a new SEO/malware scheme. Sports fans searching Google for “March Madness” related sites could have troubles ahead.


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