We wanted to make a post giving alert there has been an increase in “ransomware” over the past couple months. Ransomeware is a type of malware (or virus) that locks you out of your computer and applications until you pay a ransom. They appear in many different formats, some posing as anti-virus software, some issuing threats, and most recently as a FBI issued requirement (image below).
If you find your computer is acting strange and requesting money, DO NOT SEND IN PAYMENT. The people behind the malware is trying to steal your money, credit card info, and other personal data! Give us a call for diagnosis. SpeedWise provides Denver with computer services, including virus and malware removal.