12 November, 2010
The festive season is fast approaching and most of us are looking forward to a break. So it’s a good time to look at what could spoil some of the fun. Christmas emails and screensavers! Yes please take this a timely warning that from now until New Year you will most likely get sent extra emails and such – some from friends that don’t know any better and some from totally unknown email addresses. Consider each one carefully and certainly don’t open any attachments from unknown senders. Even if the sender is known – don’t open any of the following file types – .exe .scr .bat .inf or ones disguised as .doc.exe and the like as these can contain malicious code that can even bypass many virus scanners to infect your PC. If in doubt consider the following – is it worth the 10 seconds of trying to watch or read some lame Christmas jingle or joke that someone has sent you, only to have your computer infected with viruses. Or – are you better to hit the delete key on that suspicious email and simply pick up the phone to say a proper hello to that friend or relative anyway. It’s your call – but I know that we will get a spate of virus laden PC’s to fix over the next 2 months just because the customer wanted to check out an email that may have has something funny in it. Kerr Solutions is at 128 Musgrave Street & is contactable on 49 222 400.