5 days ago
A common misconception in the computer world is that Apple’s Mac computers can’t get viruses or malware. The belief is that only Windows-based systems suffer from these nasty bugs. There is no sure answer on where that started, but Apple itself may well have been behind it. Apple’s advertising for its Mac computers included the line that “a Mac isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers.” They used that line until 2012 then removed the claim from all marketing material and their website. Recent years have shown that Mac’s can indeed get infected.
The reason that your chances of infection are less with Mac’s is economy of scale. Malware is created for a specific operating system and a particular flaw. A flaw in a Windows program doesn’t necessarily mean there is a similar flaw in the MacOS or Linux operating systems. Another way to look at it: a hacker targeting a vulnerability in Windows can potentially attack 1.3 billion devices. Targeting MacOS, the hacker can only reach 110 million or about 8% of what he can reach with Windows machines. It is far more economical for a hacker to go after Windows than MacOS.
But the story or theory that Apple devices are immune from viruses isn’t true — that’s why you need to protect your machine no matter which OS you use. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
It has been a year since our "Office Manager" Patches passed away. We still miss having paw prints all over the keyboards and her constant trilling saying "Hi" to people as they walked in. Business and life go on, but you remember forever. Best wishes, Patches. ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less
Finnegan Computer Services updated their cover photo.
2 months ago
Finnegan Computer Services's cover photo ... See MoreSee Less
Happy New Year!
Windows 11 is here. If you have a newer computer (3yrs or less), you will most likely see it automatically installed on your system. If what you have is a little older, you may start seeing messages about TPM or hardware compatibility concerns. Don't be alarmed as many times settings and/or drivers can be adjusted to make it work on your system. If you are comfortable with Windows 10, no worries as you can still use it. Windows 10 won't be retired for a few more years yet. We can easily answer any questions you have about upgrading or using either Windows 10 or Windows11. ... See MoreSee Less
A Happy Holidays season is wished to all! ... See MoreSee Less
9 months ago
Happy Birthday to the original IBM PC 5150 which turns 40 today.
It was introduced to the public on August 12, 1981 and started the computer craze till tablets and smart phones arrived.
It set the computing standards for decades.
FCS has three of these classics that still function and operate. ... See MoreSee Less
12 months ago
Issuing another warning to constantly check and update your security software!! With the recent public cyber attacks making the news you can be certain these are only the tip of the iceberg. There is soooo much evil stuff out there from ransomware, browser hijackers, hidden trojan droppers, scamware, and spyware and viruses. Computer safety requires constant vigilence and keeping your computer up to date. Think of it as similar to oil changes and tire rotations on your car-not fun stuff necessarily to do but essential! The more you're online, the more you're exposed. if you don't know what or how to do updating, contact us and we will get you in good security shape. ... See MoreSee Less
1 years ago
Today is a sad day at the shop as those of you with pets will understand. Patches, our 20 yr old “Office Manager” has passed away. She was the gentlest & friendliest cat ever & constantly trilling her affection to all shop visitors. (Between naps, of course!) She will be sorely missed by our family. ... See MoreSee Less