They are offering CryptoPrevent Premium and dMaintenance as a package for $25. Is that a good idea? I have done my stint in computer support but that was very long ago and mostly limited to clients who had purchased computers, network systems and/or custom software from our company. Mainly I supported Novell networks (anybody remember those?) and custom database systems (well, I wrote most of those myself, so like it or not I was the guy to call at 1 a.m. if there was a problem - actually, very rarely <G>). Some of the stuff I wrote was still running without problems 10 years later, which I suppose says something. I mean, that was in the age of what I called "pseudo-GUI" user interfaces! VGA, anyone? All modular, all function calls, so you only have to fix the functions as the environment changes . . .
I like the idea of CryptoPrevent Premium (if I have understood it correctly) but wonder what I would do with dMaintenance. At present I am in charge of my own computers (2 at the moment, one more in the offing) and those in our office (a small public water agency). I get asked for computer support on a rather frequent basis but most of it is idiot stuff I can solve over the phone. There are certain disadvantages to having a wide circle of international friends (in several languages, yet) and having acquired a mostly undeserved reputation as "Mr. Fixit" for all sorts of things in which I do not, in fact, have professional expertise
Anyway, is this a good idea, and will CryptoPrevent Premium provide adequate protection, or will I have after all to immerse myself in the gory details of group policies? I know, what must be must be, but as a water district manager I am in the middle of problems of the California drought (actually, 60+ years of abuse of the groundwater resource) and fast becoming a "political figure" in that area (see last month's "Mother Jones"). At this fraught moment, anything that saves time and effort is welcome.
We are not exactly in the habit of clicking on random links, or on those posted by people we don't know . . .
Thanks for enlightenment!
Edited by Queen-Evie, 23 November 2014 - 12:01 AM.
Moved from Am I Infected since this is not request for help with malware removal