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Ransomware on the Rise: What You Need to Know

Posted on: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 2:52 pm

  Ransomware is a web page pop-up or email that masquerades as something trying to help you.  It uses the panic it creates to cause users to click on a link or pay a ransom, which can then trigger additional malware.  A typical message might be: “Your computer has been infected with a virus. Click …

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Microsoft Windows 10 – What You Need to Know Before You Take the Deal

Posted on: Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 1:47 pm

In just a few weeks, Windows 10 will be hitting the streets.   The release of Windows 10 is big news – and not surprisingly, it’s getting a lot of press. The story goes like this — Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for anyone running Windows 7 or 8.1.  Yup, it’s free.  …

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Cryptowall 3.0 Virus: What You Need to Know

Posted on: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 @ 11:26 am

Cryptowall is a virus that encrypts computer files and then demands that a ransom be paid in order to unlock the files.  The virus first made its appearance in 2014 and it continues to wreak havoc. Cryptowall has morphed yet again and this latest version – 3.0 — is even more ruthless in how it …

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MORE Frequently Needed Solutions from Griffin Networks

Posted on: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

Technology is a wonderful thing, until it doesn’t work. Fortunately, some of the most frustrating computer problems can also be fairly simple to fix. For some reason, I can’t seem to print. What the heck? It worked yesterday… We all expect to be able to print on demand. So when you hit print and nothing …

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Ten Ways Managed Solutions Programs Help Your Business

Posted on: Thursday, September 18th, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

Simply explained, Managed Solutions or Managed Service Programs mean that your company’s computers and networks are entirely monitored and maintained by a third party for your business.  It is a “soup-to-nuts” maintenance program that makes a lot of sense for many businesses. The Griffin Networks multi-pronged Managed Solutions program is designed to identify issues threatening …

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Frequently Needed Solutions from Griffin Networks

Posted on: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

Here’s information you’ll want to keep close at hand for the next time your computer throws a curve ball your way.   Not sure what to do?  Read on … My Computer Won’t Connect to the Internet … Before you pick up the phone, try this: Close out your applications and restart your computer. When your …

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Do you have a Backup Plan?

Posted on: Friday, May 9th, 2014 @ 8:10 am

Do you have a Backup Plan? How recoverable is your company’s data?   Are you positioned to recover your data should you experience a major mishap such as a fire, a broken pipe, or a major power spike?  These are just a few examples of the kinds of unforeseen events that can take out your computer …

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Network WIFI Protection – What Every Business Owner Needs to Know

Posted on: Thursday, April 10th, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

How secure is your WIFI network? Are other people accessing the Internet through your network? Any size network, whether it’s two computers or 100 or more, needs to be protected against WIFI leeches and wireless intruders, as well as malicious attacks. Here are a few rules/guidelines to keep in mind: Restrict time access, e.g. business …

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Griffin Networks has moved!

Posted on: Friday, October 11th, 2013 @ 2:37 am

Griffin Networks reception area.

Griffin Networks, an IT and network solutions leader in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, has moved! We’re now located at
 7510 Rickenbacker Drive in Gaithersburg, MD. Griffin Networks offers a variety of IT services and solutions, including backups and recover, cabling and wiring, intranet, networking, business phone systems, and surveillance systems. Contact us online, …

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Should You Make the Move to Windows 8?

Posted on: Friday, April 19th, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

Windows 8 Desktop Screen

There’s no doubt that you’ve been hearing about the “new Windows,” Microsoft’s newest operating system. It was created to visually unify all Microsoft products – phone, tablet, Xbox, and PC. You may be asking if Windows 8 is the right choice for you. The IT professionals at Griffin Networks would like to share a brief …

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