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Using Windows XP? STOP!

Using Windows XP? STOP!

This May’s virus-of-the-month WannaCry displayed a glaring vulnerability in IT, in that there are still many out there using computers with Windows XP. While Microsoft stopped supporting XP back in 2014 many people and businesses have elected to keep using them under the guise of ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.’  This decision by […]

Malware in Subtitles?

Malware in Subtitles?

Before you download that foreign film you’ve been wanting to check out, consider this —  you might be at risk of inadvertently downloading malware. Security firm, Check Point claims that 200 million video players and video streaming services including the popular VLC media player, Popcorn Time, and Kodi are vulnerable to the threat.   “Media […]

Spring Means Spring Cleaning!

Spring Means Spring Cleaning!

Spring is almost over and that means (if you haven’t already) its time to clean up!  But spring cleaning shouldn’t just mean tidying up around the home and office, its time to clean up your computer too!  And Frankenstein Computers is here to help. Computer clean-up actually means two different things, your hardware AND your […]

Heat vs. Your Computer

Heat vs. Your Computer

Heat will always win. You should try to blow out the inside of your computer or the fans on your laptop at least twice a year. The CPU inside your computer or laptop creates a lot of heat that has to be “pushed out” of the computer. If your heat sink or your fan is […]

Will Augmented Reality Soon Be A Reality?

Will Augmented Reality Soon Be A Reality?

Imagine walking down Main Street USA and looking up at the storefront signs and seeing ratings and menus and lists of current movie showtimes popping out of the store marquees… …or having the traffic and navigation instructions and weather information overlaid onto the real world… …or having a foot path appear before you when you’re […]

The importance of BIOS updates

The importance of BIOS updates

With the new technologies coming out we wanted to take the time and mention a part of your computer that most people don’t see. The BIOS, is the part of a computer that controls how the computer runs. The BIOS addresses system hardware compatibility, what parts of the computer are active during the startup of […]

Intel Active Management Technology Exploit – Are You Safe?

Intel Active Management Technology Exploit – Are You Safe?

This exploit allows a hacker to bypass logging into your computer and installing software.  This is scary!  This exploit, first thought to only affect business class computers has also been proven to affect consumer computers as well. Want to find out if your system is affected?  Pretty good idea… Here’s a link to download the […]

There’s No Crying in Baseball…I mean Ransomware

There’s No Crying in Baseball…I mean Ransomware

If you’ve been around computers and the Internet over the last few years or so, you might be familiar with a nasty class of viruses called ransomware. If you are unfamiliar with the term, ransomware is “a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is […]

Say No to Facebook Quizzes

Say No to Facebook Quizzes

I see a lot of my friends on Facebook taking these “quizzes” for fun and sharing.  What people don’t realize is that these little games are designed to steal your information.  Recent quizzes have included concerts that you have attended or places you have visited.  This information is commonly used as the answers to your […]

How To Get The Windows 10 Creators Update

How To Get The Windows 10 Creators Update

It’s April and the Windows 10 Creators Update is happening. Microsoft formally announced the release date for the Creators Update earlier this month and shed a little light on how the roll out will take place. As with the Anniversary Update, the roll out will be slow. Users on newer devices will get the update […]