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IT Company Austin

IT Company Austin

An Austin original founded in 1999, Frankenstein Computers and Networking has continued to uphold three specific creeds: Fast, Friendly, and Affordable. What does this mean for our customers? Fast: We pride ourselves on being able to come to your aid at the drop of a hat. If a technician is available, you better believe they […]

Google Drive Changes and how to Prepare…

Google Drive Changes and how to Prepare…

By David Nield-Popular Science You will still be able to open your web browser and access your data through the Drive website. Similarly, the mobile apps for Android and iOS will look just the same. If you rely on apps that plug into Google Drive or use it for cloud storage, then these should carry […]

IT Service Austin: Virus Removal

IT Service Austin: Virus Removal

These days with our increasing internet access speed and near constant use of the Internet, virus infections have become part of our daily lives.  We’re all aware of them and how to watch out and protect ourselves but we also need to be aware of how they’re typically removed. Unfortunately, standard virus removal is slowly […]

Here We Go Again – Another Ransomware Attack

Here We Go Again – Another Ransomware Attack

In what is becoming more and more common these days, organizations across Eastern Europe are reporting that they have fallen victim to a new rasomware attack being dubbed “Bad Rabbit”. While at the moment, Bad Rabbit is not nearly as wide-spread as previous attacks like WannaCry or Petya, it still poses a potential threat. Bad […]

Password Recovery Option Added to Windows 10 Lock Screen

Password Recovery Option Added to Windows 10 Lock Screen

Microsoft added a password recovery option to the Windows 10 lock screen for users that use a Microsoft account to log into their computer. The feature was added in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237, and will be released to all users in October/November when Microsoft launches the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The new […]

Computer Repair Austin

Computer Repair Austin

Recently while doing some research here at Frankenstein Computers, it amazed me when looking at our competitors how many of them force their clients to sign contracts. What if they don’t like the service? I’m sure they make their clients pay a hefty fine for breaking their contract too. I’ve also noticed that minimum charges […]

Why you need a Disaster Recovery Plan

Why you need a Disaster Recovery Plan

This has been a trying time recently for those of us down here in Texas, especially those on Texas’ Eastern coast. Hurricane Harvey wreaked its havoc, pummeling the coast with wind and rain. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the anyone affected by the storm. Many found themselves without a home and some are […]

Current Popular Online Scams to Be Aware Of

Current Popular Online Scams to Be Aware Of

Recently here at Frankenstein Computers we have noticed the return of two scams that we have seen in the past that appears to have kicked back into gear. The first is something that will pop up on your screen telling you that your system is infected and to call the phone number on the screen […]

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

A new type of Ransomware is making the rounds recently called ‘Bad Rabbit.’  While this particular type of Ransomware is similar to others in that it corrupts your files its method is a common on, the fake Adobe update. You might have noticed that about once a week, down by your clock (called the system […]