NB! This ESET tool will only look for possible malware, thus it will not remove any: If your computer is infected, you need to use other programs to clean it up (e.g. the ESET full version, which has a free 30 days trial.) Go to this web page: https://www.eset.com/us/home/online-scanner/ When you clock the “SCAN NOW” button, you will download […]» Is your computer ok? Scan your computer to detect malware with an online virus scanner
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Is your computer ok? Scan your computer to detect malware with an online virus scanner
The protection mechanisms have not changed for a long time but it is good to go over them once in a while: Among malware, so-called ransomware has now become common. Ransomware is a program type that encrypts the user’s work files on the user’s local machine and sometimes also on the network disks available on the user’s computer. Decrypting the files might succeed if […]» Avoiding malware
Avoid tech support phone scams
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority reported that they have been contacted by a number of telephone support scams. In other countries these scams have been common for a long time. It was only a matter of time when Finnish users end up being a target. Usually there are real companies and well educated cheats behind these […]» Avoid tech support phone scams
Malware is the world’s largest security threat: Users negligence is the primary cause of the spread of malware.
Malicious programs are a constant nuisance in Oamk. Infected devices are difficult to detect and correct. ICT Services is constantly working to find and correct infected machines. Very often, it is found that the device has been contaminated as a result of user operations. Different firewalls, virus scanners, or any other technical things will not […]» Malware is the world’s largest security threat: Users negligence is the primary cause of the spread of malware.
Take care of updates and backups on your home computer
Software updates and backups are important! To avoid losing your important files, for example your photos, you should take backups of your files on a regular basis. For backups, you can use e.g. an external USB hard drive, which you connect to your computer only for doing or restoring backups. A removable hard disk, which costs […]» Take care of updates and backups on your home computer