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New Chainsaw Products Coming Soon

posted Dec 19, 2011, 8:10 AM by WAVE Computer Services   [ updated Aug 20, 2016, 7:38 AM ]

Our lawn care with tree services and Aborist customers will be able to buy supplies from our techs. They will include chainsaws and their parts for maintenance. Plus from ropes to pulleys. The products will be listed on a page here or on another site by the 1st of December 2016. We of course look forward to providing you excellent service and price advantage all from someone you already trust and do business with. Us!

TDSS Rootkit/Malware

posted Nov 19, 2011, 5:05 AM by WAVE Computer Services   [ updated Nov 19, 2011, 5:11 AM ]

This TDSS rootkit is the stealthiest so far.  The creators have just added the ability to control your DNS to the scary list of it's capabilities.  DNS stands for Domain Name System and it controls how things are found on the internet.  When you type in your destination in the browser DNS is used to route your journey through the internet. So TDSS really will control your computer should you become infected.

There is a upside to this...now you can just check your DNS numbers and see what they currently are by using the "Run" command in Windows and typing CMD in the Run box and then typing in IPCONFIG /all in the black box then compare the DNS numbers it shows you to the IP ranges listed below.  If your numbers fall within that range you are infected.  Be sure and check your router as well.

85.255.112.0 through 85.255.127.255

67.210.0.0 through 67.210.15.255

93.188.160.0 through 93.188.167.255

77.67.83.0 through 77.67.83.255

213.109.64.0 through 213.109.79.255

64.28.176.0 through 64.28.191.255

Drive-By What Happened? What can I do to prevent this type virus?

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:16 PM by WAVE Computer Services   [ updated Nov 19, 2011, 5:17 AM ]

Without making this a lengthy posts I will just say that until the anti-virus companies use a more mature method other than fingerprint identification  there is no complete protection from drive-by viruses/malware. You can use some browser restrictions that will prevent the malware from being shoved down your throat while you surf the internet.  While this method is effective you will find some web pages do not work right and unless you are really, really committed you will turn it off.

Researchers have recently seen these critters alter your hard drive so they can better survive an attack by hiding in a hidden partition.  This is even more sneaky than the "RootKit" which can just hide.  

If you are hit turn your computer off until the virus infection is abated.  Besides stealing information, passwords and spewing spam to others it can really be taxing on your equipment.  

What is cloud storage and what can it do for me?

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:11 PM by WAVE Computer Services   [ updated Nov 22, 2011, 5:51 PM ]

Time and time again customers have lost things on their computer they wish they had not.  Whether it is term paper, business plan or precious photos: you had them one minute, living your life and poof they are gone and you regret it.

The two cloud services i would recommend are Google Services like Docs, Photos, etc and Microsoft Sky Drive.  I am a huge fan of both companies.  Microsoft nixes files larger than 100 megs and Google goes up to 1 gig (current as of today).  Both require you have free accounts and in order for it to be really useful you need to have a decent internet connection.  

As an example I took copies of files on my server and uploaded them to Google Docs.  That includes folders full of Pdf, Word, Excel, Photo and Quickbook files.  I uploaded other photos to Google Photos and some videos to YouTube and marked those videos private.  

Here is a little instructional video on using Sky Drive.  If you use one or the other services they get to worry about keeping your stuff safe.  You just have to take that first step to upload the data.  Maybe a video will be created that is satisfying on using Google services and it will be linked also.

I am a die-hard Android fan and i would not be without Google services.  The type phone Android vs. Windows phone may be the defining way to determine which service you use or it may be the file type you need stored or the file sizes.  Google storage gives you some free or 20gigs per year for $5.  Microsoft gives you 25 gigs free.  I am glad to pay Google $5 a year.

If you need assistance in setting the services up, just phone and we will set an appointment and get you started.  Just do it... later you will be glad you did!

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