National Clean Out Your Computer DayMany of us don’t take the time to clean out our computers until we notice that our machines are slugging along at a snail’s pace. Things move along a lot better if you get rid of the “junk” in your machine from time to time.  The second Monday in February is National Clean Out Your Computer Day, so take some time today to give your computer a little bit of a de-cluttering!

According to NationalDayCalendar.com, ways to observe this day include:

  • Organizing your files and folders.
  • Deleting junk files.
  • Deleting duplicate files.
  • Deleting old files and programs not being used.

If you want to go crazy and take it a step further I recommend also using a utility program such as CCleaner. The free version is pretty powerful and running it on your machine often can really help keep your computer’s speed humming along. Get CCleaner here: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner

For help with using CCleaner, details can be found here: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/using-ccleaner

Happy #CleanOutYourComputerDay!




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Be Extra Careful What You Download to Your Android.

Android Apps.

According to this article from CNET.com, the security firm Check Point has found a Trojan horse named Gooligan that is attacking 13,000 Google accounts every day. CNET.com says that over a million accounts have already been hit.

The attacks aren’t meant to necessarily steal information, but they are rather an elaborate scheme to make big bucks off of in-app ads. Gooligan, which is part of a group of malware known as Ghost Push, pretends to be legitimate apps which once downloaded to an Android phone are then used to install other apps. Some of the known “bad-apps” are StopWatch, Perfect Cleaner, and WiFi Enhancer.

Adrian Ludwig who works for Google in Android Security authored a blog post on November 29th about the issue, stating that they have “revoked affected users’ Google Account tokens and provided simple instructions so they can sign back in securely. We have already contacted all users that we know are affected.” You can read the blog post in its entirety here.

As always, only download apps you are confident are safe. A quick Google search can usually turn up any known issues with questionable apps. Always better to do research first!