Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Protect Against Cryptolocker

Several of my clients got Cryptolocker in 2016 but all were good with only losing a few hours of work as I spun up our backup solution.  It snapshots every hour of the server and if a client gets hit with Cryptolocker, we can just roll back to a previous snapshot and run that snapshot as a virtual machine while the physical server is off.   The virtual machine is THEIR server running from a couple of hours prior to getting infected so the value of OUR BACKUP IS IMMENSE!  If your company is not worth $300 a month then roll on and not being protected but most companies are my client's livelihood so they understand the value in our backup.

On top of the backup we have our firewalls doing end point security so hopefully that stuff will get stopped BEFORE it ever comes into the building and that is a small monthly fee as well.

Let us know

Monday, April 6, 2015


Everyone please have online backups and backups to external drives because I have had two client servers get hit with CryptoLocker 3.0, the variant of CryptoWall.   Luckily my backup worked and are back to normal.

Please make sure you have multiple backups! There are a lot of online services out there.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Best of Lawrenceville - Computer and Network Support 2015

Fortify I.T. received Best of Lawrenceville 2015 for a SECOND consecutive year! I'm really excited about winning this again as it is a testament for how hard I work for my clients. Thank you everyone for the support!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Best of Gwinnett

Fortify I.T. was selected as Best of Gwinnett Honorable Mention for 2014!!! I was floored when I read the email come through for this award. I have always wanted to get into Best of Gwinnett. This means that I was somewhere in position 6-10 and not in the top 5.  I'm just super happy about this award!  I work so hard for my clients and this is a testament for how I work for my clients. 

Best of Lawrenceville

Fortify I.T. recieved Best of Lawrenceville for 2014 in August 2014 for Best Computer and Network Support!  I'm really excited for that award and very proud of it as I work very hard for my clients! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Windows 10 Preview

I've been using Windows 10 preview and it's so far and above 8/8.1 it's not even funny!  The start menu is back, just shuffled around but I'll figure it out quickly but it's a nice addition (restoration more like it).  8's stupid full screen apps are windows. I know there is a dedicated 8 touch mode but I have a mouse and keyboard so it recognizes the difference and boots accordingly (so I have heard ). I won't have a problem with upgrading to 10 if it gets better than what it is now. Remember Microsoft's track record, every other release of a product is the good one and 10 is looking to be the good one. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Antivirus Swaps

People if you get a message your antivirus is outbid date, for instance you get a 3 month subscription to McAfee or Symantec and it runs out, you need to uninstall it before you put on something else. If you do not, they will fight and scan the same files and cause your system to be really slow. 

Uninstall AV first then install new Antivirus.  

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fortify I.T. Inc, Best of Lawrenceville 2014!

I received an email the other morning saying that I received the Best of Lawrenceville for Computer and Network Support for 2014!  I'm really excited about that news.  I work really really hard at providing the best support that I can for my clients and that means I put in many long days but that means my clients are able to be productive.  I'm glad I got some recognition for how hard I work for my clients!

Press Release

Fortify I.T., Inc Receives 2014 Best of Lawrenceville Award

Lawrenceville Award Program Honors the Achievement

LAWRENCEVILLE August 21, 2014 -- Fortify IT, Inc has been selected for the 2014 Best of Lawrenceville Award in the Computer & Network Support category by the Lawrenceville Award Program.

Each year, the Lawrenceville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lawrenceville area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Lawrenceville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lawrenceville Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Lawrenceville Award Program

The Lawrenceville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lawrenceville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Lawrenceville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Lawrenceville Award Program

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cat5 cabling

This is cat5 cabling done horribly wrong. Cat5 can't be split and daisy chained to the next port like these people tried to do. Pretty funny stuff. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Stupid Microsoft

Microsoft is stupid. If you bring back the start menu now, it'll somewhat help to restore the crappy PC market. So stupid. 

 "Microsoft recently announced plans to reintroduce the Start Menu to Windows in an upcoming version of the operating system. While the plan was to roll out an update to Windows 8.1 and offer the Start menu later this year, it seems like this is no longer the case. Now Microsoft is reportedly looking to release the Start Menu with Windows 9, which is expected in April of 2015. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have faced a boat load of criticism and hatred, partly due to the removal of the Start button and Start menu. The restoration of a visible Start button on the taskbar was one of the key features of the Windows 8.1 update, released back in October of 2013."