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IT Support Austin

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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 […]

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Server 2003 end of life

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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 […]

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Windows 10 Will be A Free Upgrade

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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 […]

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Computer Repair Austin

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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 […]

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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. […]

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A Short List of Basic Tips for a Longer Lasting PC

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Here are a couple of simple things to keep in mind about your computer, to help it have a good long life. Your PC should always be plugged into a power strip/surge protector.  Power spikes and outages can cause major hardware and software issues.  If you experience frequent power outages, you may want to consider getting a […]

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MALWARE, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

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This is a repost of our very first blog, back in August of 2010.  In general, not much has changed in the Malware world- it’s still out there, and you still need to protect yourself.  If anything, its coders have gotten sneakier, so our tools have also changed, to keep up with the threats.  We no […]

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Save yourself some time and trouble

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Ninite.com is a wonderful site that allows you to install and update multiple programs and plug-ins with very little effort or fuss.  Using it is as easy as 1, 2, 3:   Click all the apps you want:  Ninite.com is laid out in a very easy to read and understand fashion.  Apps are divided by […]

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