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Conficker worm still slithering around. 05092012

Conficker worm still being found in the wild. In Microsoft’s newsletter,  for home “Security for home computer users” , they presented two simple steps to prevent the Conficker worm. Microsoft indicates that for the last 2 years this is still one of the top threats to business and home users too.  The steps to help prevent this virus are very easy:

1. Use Strong Passwords.

A strong password is a password of a minimum length of 8 or more characters and combines both upper and lower case letters, numbers and when allowed special characters. Check out this link on passwords at Microsoft’s security center.

2. Apply all security patches and updates regularly.
Updates come regularly from Microsoft on Operating Systems they support. Windows XP is only getting High Priority security related updates as it is considered an unsupported OS. Patches also apply to the browsers, and other underlying parts of the operating system. It is important to keep these up to date and reduce your vulnerabilities to attacks.  To learn how to apply updates manually Microsoft has instruction here.

As part of our Help Desk /  Support program we assist in managing the updates and monitoring the installation and missing updates. We also track virus updates and quarantines of discovered attacks. Our support program for home users runs $19.95/month for the monitoring and help desk solution. For $5.00/month more we will include remote virus monitoring as well.  Our Help desk service included No charge email and telephone support. 1st Hour free of remote support, our technician remotely trying to resolve you issues. In-shoo we will include the 1st hour of labor for free, parts are extra. Most repairs are completed in 1 to 2 hours of bench time. On-Site we will discount the 1st hour of labor to 50% and 10% remaining time based on our non-discounted labor rates, or we will set up a contracted rate for projects. Please contact us for more information at support@end2endsupport.com.

Remember and important part of you security and continuity plan is to have a solid backup plan. You might want to include offsite in this program check out BackUp SOS as a solution.

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