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Because we care about our customers, we want you all to be on alert for a new strain of malware going around. It's called CryptoLocker, and it extorts money from victims by encrypting their files and holding them for ransom. [caption id="attachment_2006" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: GrahamCluely.com[/caption] What is CryptoLocker? It's a nasty piece of malware (or ransomware) that encrypts the files...

Shop small and save big on repairs this Small Business Saturday As part of Small Business Saturday, NEPA Geeks are extending an offer to save 20% on all repair services. To redeem the offer, just bring your broken computer, phone or video game console into the shop on Saturday, November 30 to receive a 20% discount on the service charge to repair...

This Saturday is the 2nd annual NEPA BlogCon, and the NEPA Geeks are very proud to be a part of it! If you haven't heard of NEPA BlogCon, it's an annual, day-long conference set to take place at the Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA on October 5, 2013. Along with discussion of how to become a blogger (or a better blogger) there will be...

[caption id="attachment_1855" align="alignright" width="226"] The BBB plaque on our wall.[/caption] One of the backbones of a good business partner is trust, and we work extremely hard to be worthy of that trust. From ensuring that we use only quality parts when replacing and repairing your electronic equipment to making sure our customers are satisfied with the work that we do at...

This week, we are extremely honored to be the NEPA Blogs "Blog of the Week" and featured on WBRE's "PA Live!"   Each Tuesday, NEPA Blogs features a different blog that either caters to news and information about North-East PA or is maintained by a blogger located in North-East PA and presents them on WBRE's "PA Live!." Both Jason and I are proud to share...

[caption id="attachment_1798" align="alignright" width="300"] We've seen worse, but don't let your computer get this dusty before you come see us![/caption] Time for a PC Spring Cleaning It seems like the last few weeks, our number one service request has been to replace bad power supplies. The power supply is a metal box inside your computer (usually with a fan inside) and distributes...

Cracked laptop screen? We can fix that. Earlier this week, we finished replacing the broken screen on a laptop that had been dropped. As you can see from the picture below, it was in pretty sorry shape. [caption id="attachment_1780" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Before and after shot of a cracked laptop screen.[/caption] Although it might seem like a catastrophe, this sort of damage doesn't mean...

Protect yourself! Learn about malware. Viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and malware -- what does it all mean? If you're at all familiar with technology, you've probably heard a few of these words dozens of times. But what are they? What's the difference between them? This lengthy, in depth Ars Technica article covers the basics. We all try our best to keep our antivirus...

  We are urging Facebook users to be on the lookout for a phishing scheme that is looking to steal your passwords. NakedSecurity recently published a blog post stating that scammers are now using Facebook apps to dupe unsuspecting users out of their Facebook password. The scheme involves sending users an email purporting to be from Facebook's security team, telling them that their accounts...