Category Archives: Security

MSP Services for your Small Business

Orca IT Solutions is a full-service managed service provider (MSP). We offer comprehensive monitoring and maintenance of your small business network so you can focus on business. Our services include security, speed, and reliability enhancements that keep your systems running smoothly. We take a proactive approach to IT management, proactively identifying and resolving issues before they cause problems. This results in faster speeds, improved security, and fewer disruptions to your business operations. Plus, our flat-rate pricing model means...

It’s time for a remote PC/Mac Tune-up

Did you know that getting a tune up for your PC can help improve its performance? Here are some benefits of getting a tune up for your computer: Improve speed and performance One of the main reasons to get a tune up for your PC is to help improve its speed and performance. Over time, as you use your computer and install new programs, its performance can start to degrade. A tune up can help restore your computer to its former glory, making it run faster and smoother. Remove unnecessary files A PC tune up can also help remove unne...

Protecting Yourself From Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your files and demands payment to decrypt them. It can be very costly and time-consuming to get your files back, so it's important to take steps to prevent ransomware from infecting your computer in the first place. One of the best ways to protect yourself from ransomware is to backup your files regularly. If you backup your files to the cloud, you can be confident that your data will be safe even if your computer becomes infected with ransomware. You should also be careful about opening attachme...

Data Backup Plan

It's important to back up your computer on a regular basis, especially if you don't want to lose all of your data in the event of a hard drive failure or other disaster. Here are some tips on how to do backups and why they're important: External Drive: One way to back up your computer is by using an external hard drive. This is a physical device that you can connect to your computer in order to back up its data. external drives are relatively affordable and come in a variety of sizes, so it's a good option for those who want to create backup...

Viruses, Spyware, and Malware: What’s the Difference?

As we've said all too many times, you absolutely need antivirus protection for your computers and other devices. But when we say that, we're not talking about a program that does nothing but protect against computer viruses. A proper antivirus recognizes and defends against any kind of software that's designed with malicious intent, not just viruses. That's what we're advising when we exhort you to install an antivirus. The vast majority of malicious programs aren't viruses, however. Why? Because malware coders want to make money, and it's h...

Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Microsoft has announced that the next big release to its desktop operating system is called Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Microsoft doesn’t want a repeat of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update debacle and as a result, the next big update will begin rolling out to advanced users or seekers in May 2019. Windows 10 May 2019 Update will introduce several new features and it will also revamp the Windows Update mechanism to avoid unexpected problems. Windows 10 May 2019 Update makes several changes to the Windows Update settings to put more power i...

Preventing Ransomware

In the real world, kidnapping is a risky crime-getting paid usually means getting caught. In the digital world, however, demanding ransom for data, or ransomware, is an escalating epidemic, a popular crime which is leaving many businesses and consumers at risk of losing data. One small company in New England—a retailer with some two-dozen employees—learned that the hard way. A click-happy employee ended up infecting one system with a prevalent threat known as CryptoWall, according to the company’s co-owner, John, who asked that his rea...
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