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Windows 8.1

If you already have Windows 8, upgrading to Windows 8.1 is very simple. It will be the first app you see every time you open the Windows Store and the installation happens very quickly.

You don’t have to reinstall your desktop applications or your Windows Store apps, and all your files are still there (as are libraries and the icons pinned to your taskbar).

If you have Windows 7 (or earlier versions), you have to install Windows 8 (the same process as when Windows 8 first came out) and then upgrade to Windows 8.1.

If you need assistance with getting your computer updated to 8.1 please give the experts a call at Computers On The Run for remote assistance or drop your computer off at our service center.

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Ransomware Virus

FBI Moneypak virus is a ransomware infection. This virus displays a misleading alert looking like a legitimate notification sent by the Federal Bureu of Investigation. It locks your system down so that you can’t do anything about it. These scammers want your money. They expect you to believe that you have been ‘illegally watching copyrighted content and now you have to pay a ‘fine’ through Moneypak service’. The victim is usually asked to go to Walmart or Walgreens stores to make a payment. Even if you have an anti-virus program such as Norton, McAfee, AVG, etc. you can still get this virus. The best safeguard to prevent against getting this and other viruses is to be careful and aware of what you are clicking on. Be sure to read before you click. Another tip is to use an alternative browser to Internet Explorer. Computers On The Run recommends Google Chrome. If you do get infected with this or any other virus take your computer to the experts at Computers On The Run.