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IT Support Austin


With all of the bad in the world when it comes to computers, it helps to have an IT company you can trust. Here at Frankenstein Computers, we strive to offer the best IT support possible without breaking your bank account. We have a very knowledgeable and professional staff willing to do whatever it takes […]


Server 2003 end of life

Server 2003

Microsoft has set the expiration date on the Server 2003 Operating System to July 14th, 2015. This does not mean that your 2003 Server will stop working on that day but it does mean that your server will become more vulnerable to attack every day after that as it will no longer be getting security […]


Car-to-Car Communication


I’m sure we’ve all seen the commercials about the cars with the built-in wireless networks. Well this is just the first step towards an even bigger integration of technologies to make the roads safer for everyone. Recently General Motors has started testing a technology that will allow cars to “talk” to each other and provide […]




A new ransomware called TeslaCrypt was discovered by Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft that encrypts your files using AES encryption and then demands a ransom payment in order to decrypt your files. What makes TeslaCrypt different than other ransomware is its attempt to cash in on the $81 billion game market by placing a strong emphasis on encrypting video game […]


Panda antivirus self-cannibalizes?!


On Wednesday Panda users were told via a tweet that they shouldn’t reboot their computers. Rather concerning message coming from your antivirus software company right?! The Register was the first to report on this saying that some machines are left unstable or unable to access the Internet. Panda’s free antivirus, retail 2015 service, and its […]


How much computer do you really need?


This is a question we hear a lot in our office. Will this run X program? Can this handle Y when I’m also doing Z? A computer’s speed and performance needs all depend on the individual that will be using it. Most of our users that come in are using their computer for just internet […]


Windows 10 Will be A Free Upgrade


At a Windows 10 press event Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, Terry Myerson, announced that a Windows 10 upgrade would be free for all users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 within the first year of launch. This move by Microsoft aims to deliver the new operating system into as […]


Computer Repair Austin


There are many different options for computer repair in Austin. Here at Frankenstein Computers, we understand that you cannot be without your computer for long. We know that our repair services need to be fast and need to be done at a fair price. We take pride in our turnaround time and always keep our […]


CryptoWall 2.0

Cryptowall 2.0

A new version of the CryptoWall ransomware has been released, titled CryptoWall 2.0, that includes numerous “enhancements” by the malware developer, to resolve issues in the previous version.  Since it was first released, CryptoWall has been a huge threat for computer users and network administrators, as it will encrypt all local data, as well as all data found on network shares. […]