We've got Manitoulin Island covered!
It saddens me greatly, but Monday, August 31st 2015 was our last day in Mindemoya. BUT do not despair, Manitoulin Computers (formerly Manitoulin Island Computers) is STILL in business to serve you! We are a little harder to find, so I am putting a map up...
You can find us HERE... 14 Village Lagoon Rd... google maps has us further up Village Lagoon Road than what we actually are...Please give me a call first (705) 377-7363 to make sure I am available if you are making a special trip...
Many victims report having received an email from UPS, FedEx or another package delivery company and had an attachment which contained all of the information about the delivery. Other versions have contained what appeared to be a valid link to the UPS or FedEx site to view the delivery information. Upon opening the attachment or clicking on the link, the victim’s computer immediately became infected. There are other means by which victims’ systems have become infected as well, including downloading programs which say that they are “required” to view certain online videos.
Because this is a process which encrypts data files, it will not be limited to any one operating system environment. Data files on MAC, Linux, and Windows systems can all be encrypted, so do not consider your MAC or your Chromebook computer to be invulnerable to this issue.
If your system becomes infected, you will know because you will see a screen similar to the one below:
As always, It’s highly advisable to back up your important information. But perhaps now more than ever!