Friday, May 27, 2011

Fake Anti-Virus and Rogue Security Applications

Recently the problem with "Fake" Anti-virus and "Rogue" Security Applications has reached critical mass. In an effort to help our clients, Union Technology Cooperative will be posting a series of YouTube tutorials and posts here on our blog, with instructions on how to defend your computer from these types of malicious applications.

Part 1 of this series is presently available on YouTube.
This series is ongoing with additional recommendations and instructions coming soon.  "Fake Anti-Virus and Rogue Security Applications Part 1" covers the single most important step you can take in defending your PC from fake anti-virus applications; creating a single "Administrator" account, and only using your computer as a "Standard" user.

As always, if you think your computer is infected with malicious software, NEVER enter credit card or financial information.  If you need assistance with the instructions, or have questions please visit our website; and select from one of the contact options on our home page. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Madison, Wisconsin - April 26th, 2011 - Union Technology Cooperative, a worker-owned and operated technical support provider, recently opened a new office on Branch Street in Middleton. Formed in 2008 by a collective of independent IT contractors, UTC is the state's only information technology business organized as a cooperative.

Only a handful of technology cooperatives exist throughout the country, and Madison's strong cooperative roots had a major impact on UTC's formation. UTC provides technicial support for small and medium-sized businesses as well as residential clients in the greater Madison area. The member-owners of UTC place a strong focus on community by providing affordable services to community organizations and residents with a high level of need.

UTC is the only local technical support provider that focuses on enterprise-quality services and solutions for area businesses and individuals. The new Middleton office is a major milestone for the start-up. UTC looks forward to providing reliable services and solutions for many years to come in the greater Madison area.