IT Services Austin…

IT Services Austin…

I have spoken with many of our customers about what sets us apart from the rest of the IT Service field here in Austin and here’s what I’ve learned. When looking for IT services here in Austin, many customers were expecting to pay large monthly service and monitoring fees. With us, there are NO CONTRACTS […]

Updates ARE Important

Updates ARE Important

In the IT support world, we often see users are not updating their systems when needed, either because they simply ignore the needed update alerts, they do not know how to update their system on their own or, they feel that Windows updates cause problems when they install them so they put off downloading the […]

COVID-19 Update – Changes to our procedures

COVID-19 Update – Changes to our procedures

As COVID spikes in Austin, we are again offering curbside drop off and pick up. If you stop by, please give us a call at 512-419-9777 once you get into the parking lot and we will walk you through the process. Frankenstein Computers has been taking care of our happy clients since 1999. We specialize […]

URGENT:

URGENT:

Replace Gigabyte GP-P750GM and GP-P850GM Power Supplies IMMEDIATELY The Gigabyte GP-P750GM and GP-P850GM power supplies are a fire hazard and have a high failure rate that could damage other components as well. These power supplies were listed as part of a bundle on the NewEgg website when purchasing a RTX video card. If you happened […]

Windows 11 is Free, but you may need a new system

Windows 11 is Free, but you may need a new system

            Just like the upgrade from Windows 7 and 8/8.1 to Windows 10 the upgrade to Windows 11 will be given to users as a free upgrade if you are running Windows 10. However this time the upgrade comes with major caveats in the form of very specific hardware requirements.             The first requirement is […]

How to Make Sure Your Browser Extensions Are Safe

How to Make Sure Your Browser Extensions Are Safe

Browser Extensions can be hugely useful, plugging gaps in functionality, adding cool new features and options, and generally just making life on the web more convenient. At the same time, they have the potential to be a serious security risk—many ask to see everything you see online, some change key settings inside your browser, and […]

Summer Means Heat

Summer Means Heat

High temperatures are bad for computers.  Some common-sense tips to help your PC out this summer could extend its life and save you some repair bills.  First is to make sure your PC is in a cool space.  Next to the water heater or clothes dryer may not be the best place.  Make sure there […]

Outlook asking for credentials constantly

Outlook asking for credentials constantly

Are you currently or have you in the past had any issues with your Outlook application constantly asking for your email password and you are unable to receive any incoming messages even after you go into your account and update the password? If this is the case, most email hosts now a days that are […]

Vigilante malware and you

Vigilante malware and you

Typically, when someone gets malware it is to steal passwords, serve ads or encrypt your files for ransom. A new malware has turned that idea on its head. This new software attacks software pirates instead. This one has features that indicate that it was specifically made to target pirates. Per Ars Technica: Vigilante, as Sophos […]

Backup Storage and Viruses

Backup Storage and Viruses

Recently, we did a blog post about QNAP devices and a few ransomware variants that target those systems specifically. They only target those that are exposed to the internet and had certain settings enabled that allowed remote access. However, a recent one discovered for the MyBook Live series from Western Digital erases your data completely. […]