Top 4 IT Threats of 2013

4.  PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs)  This can include toolbars and search engines that you neither want nor need that get installed on your machine.  The machine is then slowed down making your user experience unpleasant at best.

3.  Android Malware.  These little nasties infect you Android tablets and phones stealing your personal information and rendering them close to useless.

2.  Phone Scams.  As I have stated in previous posts, Microsoft and Google will not call you to tell you that you have a virus.  These phone calls come from people who want o install viruses and/or malware on your machine then charge you an arm and a leg to get it removed.

And the number one IT threat from this past year……….Cryptolocker.  This one definitely takes the cake when it comes to IT problems.  This particular ransomware encrypts your files and holds them for ransom.  Even if you pay the said ransom in the given time frame, there is no guarantee that you will get your data back.  Remember to always back up your data to either a portable hard drive or online backups!