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Search Engines

To make things easier to submit a site to the various Search Engines, we recommend AceBit's Hello Engines currently in version 10 for under £100 and this version will allow submission of up to ten different websites (Free version allows submission for two websites).

Also available is the professional version of Hello Engines, called AESOPS 10 which currently costs approximately €350/£280 for an unlimited number of web sites.


Remote Assistance

If you are after Remote Assistance and we have agreed to this, we will probably connect via Teamviewer to your desktop. Please download this Quick Connect program in readiness. We will require the ID and password once this is run.

If we require FTP access, please arrange for us to receive temporary FTP access to your server and let us know the details, URL, username and password. Thank you.

If we are de-bugging something like Joomla or phpList please ensure we have the access details, url, username and password.

There is a spoofed email going the rounds at the moment, asking fora payment date to be sent to Sue Mockridge, who seems to be the Accounts Administrator at BroakOak Toiletries, for the attached invoice.

There is no such person at BroakOak, their front page currently states this clearly. Also, the address that the spoofed email is being sent from is NOT broadoak's, but it was broad-oak... It's now arriving as if from a lot of various different email addresses

The worse news of all though, is that the "attacked invoice" contains both ZeuS GameOver with the Necurs rootkit which may not mean anything to you or I, BUT the point is that both of these files are malware and should not be opened under any circumstances! Worst still is the fact that if you did open the "invoice" shortly afterwards, Win32/Wigon.PH and CryptoLocker are downloaded!

Cryptolocker is Ransomware and once infected, there is no cure other than risking sending £300 or more to the creators (Not recommended). More details can be found at StopMalvertising.

Both Symantec and McAfee offer guidance to removing the infection, BUT once Cryptlocker has run, yuor files are lost. Everyone seems to agree that the best form of defence is prevention rather than cure.

I still recommend the installation of Foolish IT's Cryptolocker Prevent, it's free for personal use, and if I've already installed it on your machine, there is now an update available on Foolish IT's dedicated page.