Category Archives: technology
I find it interesting that when it comes to projects, the reason that many fail is because of people, not the tools or the process.
Here is also an interesting video that I found from Howard Sewell for enterprise IT marketers. Geoffrey Moore on Enterprise 2.0 (must see video for all those marketing to enterprise IT)
Paid Search Partners, a new search engine marketing consultancy, is collecting marketers’ PPC questions for their upcoming guest spot on Gravity Free Radio in Atlanta.
Looking for Google Adwords advice? Need strategic insight on your overall SEM program? Paid Search Partners will answer your questions and give expert counsel for businesses working on their own or with agencies to manage their paid search programs. Submit your paid search questions on the Paid Search Partners web site.
Paid Search Partners also offers a free ebook at their web site titled the “7 Sins of Paid Search Marketing”. Check it out!
Google announced a new Google Chrome OS, an open source lightweight operating system initially designed for netbooks “for people who live on the web.”
Google continues to expand its product offering and it is exciting to see what else they have in store for us people who live on the web. Google seems truly invested in bringing consumers solutions that work within our realm instead of forcing rigid costly solutions (and problems) into our computing world.
The other day my mom called me at work for some computer help. I work at a software company as a marketing and PR manager. This also means that I am my parents’ help desk by association. I know just enough about technology to be dangerous.
So mom calls and says that MS privacy center is running on her computer and the voice of a British woman is talking in the background. So while she was on the phone, I searched MS Privacy Center and discovered that it was a rogue virus, malware to be exact. And it’s not pretty.
It took over her computer by autorunning and scanning her computer and she could not do anything else. It also prompts for you to buy the software and enter credit or debit card payment. DO NOT DO THIS.
She hit control-alt-delete and was able to go to the task manager. From there, we were able to disable the .exe file under the processes tab and then I sent her an email to download the malware remover software. This took about a half day but was worth helping my mom out. Here are instructions if this happens to you.
If you see this or if it happens on your system, follow these steps:
Disable the exe file in the Processes tab of Task Manager (filename: pc.exe)
Download this link and run the malware remover software: Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Download Link
Here is another explanation to remove the virus.
Be careful out there!