11/22/2013

The 9 (Free) Tools You Need to Grow and Manage Your Company’s Web Presence

This post is for small businesses who...
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  • Have a website and blog.
  • Have a working knowledge of and presence on social media.
  • Feel like they don’t have enough time or resources to grow and manage their web presence.
  • Think there’s a more efficient way to go about growing and managing their web presence.
Once you setup the framework for your web presence – website, blog, social media – and understand how it all works and works together, then it’s time to save yourself. Save time, save money, work smarter not harder. Your key to that is free tools. And when I say free, I mean 100% free – no 30 day free trials, no one asking for your credit card “just in case.” As the marketing/social media/website manager for Baroan Technologies, as well as MSP Builder, these are my favorite tools that I have accumulated over the past 2 years (I even discovered one of these last week!). I use almost all of them every day, and I hope you find at least one that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

11/11/2013

Webinar: Want to Make Disaster Recovery Easy for Clients? Ask Them the Right Questions

President Guy Baroan was recently a guest on StorageCraft's webinar, Want to Make Disaster Recovery Easy for Clients? Ask Them the Right Questions. Guy discussed his experiences putting together disaster recovery plans for our clients with StorageCraft Technical Marketing Manager Steven Snyder.



11/01/2013

CryptoLocker: What It Is & How to Prevent It

The new malware on the block is Cryptolocker, which belongs to a particular strain of malware referred to as “ransomware.” Ransomware gets its name from the ransom it demands while holding your computer hostage. Cryptolocker asks for $300 in exchange for decrypting your files that it has locked down.

This post from Malwarebytes has all the details: http://blog.malwarebytes.org/intelligence/2013/10/cryptolocker-ransomware-what-you-need-to-know/



How does Cryptolocker get on my computer?
This ransomware is spread through email attachments. Read our previous post on malware for tips on avoiding harmful email attachments.

Is there anything that can protect my computer from Cryptolocker?
The only proven preventative tool is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro. If you have this running and Cryptolocker tries to attack your computer, it will be blocked. However, if you do not have Malwarebytes running and Cryptolocker gets on your computer, there is nothing that the software can retroactively do to remove it.

malwarebytes white logo Baroan Technologies offers Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro and Kaspersky Antivirus as options you can include in your maintenance plan. Contact us for further information.

What happens if Cryptolocker succeeds in holding my computer ransom?
You are at risk of losing your computer’s files beyond recovery. If you have a backup that is NOT stored on your computer, then your files can be restored from that. Backups stored locally are at risk of infection.