Don’t Open That Attachment unless you are absolutely sure it is safe!

You may have heard in the news that numerous organizations have been attacked by Ransomware in recent months. Ransomware encrypts files so they can’t be opened or used until an organization pays a ransom hoping the hackers will then be honest and decrypt the files. Backups and disaster recovery systems which are properly designed and […]

Urgent! BlueKeep & GoldBrute Threats…

BlueKeep & GoldBrute Threats to RDP servers… In recent news, two threats have emerged that attack RDP servers. In lay terms, this is the technology that lets you remote into your server, a workstation or other Windows computer usually from home, a remote office or elsewhere and control it as if you were sitting in […]

It’s Time to Vote for Exelos!

It’s Time To Vote for Exelos! It’s that time of year when we ask our clients and friends to vote for who’s the best of the best! Readers’ Choice 2019 voting has officially kicked off and we would appreciate your help in voting for Exelos for the Best Computer Store in the Westmoreland area! Please […]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year…

Dear Friends, As another year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to stop and say thank you for being part of another successful year whether as a client, business partner, friend or family. We were so proud to be recognized as the best computer service company by Tribune Review readers again for the […]

Ransomware & Data Breaches…

There sure has been a lot of scary news lately about ransomware attacks and data breaches. It’s sort of surprising when a few proactive measures can dramatically minimize your risk of loss or business downtime. Keep your Windows and related applications patched. We know it can be a pain but you have to do it regularly. […]

Email Phishing…

Have you ever received an email like the one below? It looks serious doesn’t it? I received this just the other day and recognized it is spam. Had I clicked on the link, I would probably have infected my computer. Would you have recognized this as spam? Look for clues. Notice the from address of […]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Dear Friends, It’s been a wonderful year for Exelos, but we couldn’t have done it without you, our clients, business partners and friends. As you enjoy the Christmas and New Year festivities, we extend warm wishes to you and yours. If you’re an Exelos ProTech client, relax knowing that we’ll be keeping an eye on […]

Email Safety Tips!

Don’t open emails from someone you don’t know or trust. If it seems fishy, it probably is. Report the message as spam and move on. Avoid sending any sensitive information over email. When you send a message, you no longer have control over what is done with it or to whom it is forwarded. Common […]

New “Locky” Ransomware In the Wild

Ransomware continues to be a major threat and a new variant called Locky is spreading. It’s named “Locky” because it renames all your files with the .locky extension after it encrypts them. And in case you’re not familiar with this type of virus, the decryption key is offered for sale to you by the crooks […]

Do Surge Protectors and UPS’s Wear Out?

If your surge protector or UPS is more than 3-5 years old, it may not be providing much protection. The bottom line is that these devices don’t last forever and should generally be replaced every 3-5 years or after a major power event. Surge protection is essentially circuitry that absorbs the hit of an electrical […]