GDC Morning WACH 10-2-13

GDC morning WACH 10-2-13

Here is your Good Day Columbia GDC Morning WACH for Wednesday October 2, 2013:

What a fully packed day on Good Day! Here are links and information from the show:

Get your fashion hair on

Alisa Barnes and Richard the Stylist joined us, along with some survivor models to show off styles promoting the Hair Walk fashion show supporting SCOA Cares. It promises to be a fun night of style, fun, and of course, survival. Check out the details HERE.

Serving with honor, honoring those who serve

Over the last several years, Veterans from World War II and Korea have had the opportunity to fly to Washington DC for a day of memories, honor, and tears, all part of the Honor Flight program. To help support the continued operation of the program, the Honor Flight Tribute Show is again coming through town, and will be at the Township Auditorium on November 13. You can get ticket info HERE.

Kick-off for kids and cystic fibrosis

The annual Kickoff for Kids at the Zone, supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is planned for Saturday, October 12. Picture a giant indoor tailgate, with special guests of honor, Coach Chad Holbrook and Ray Tanner. HERE are details on the event you donâ??t want to miss. Youâ??re going to watch the game anyway!

Got the blues? Head to Camden

Once again, the world of the Blues have their eyes on Camden as the Blues Festival once again takes over the Kershaw County town. Starting on Thursday, the festival promises a ton of music, all over town, food, vendors, and fun. HERE are the details and a schedule for this yearâ??s Blues Festival.

CryptoLocker Malware a new unbeatable threat?

Virus and malware infections are commonplace, making life tough for computer users worldwide. But now a new breed of Ransomware is proving to be impossible to thwart. Cryptolocker not only hijacks your computer, but it also encrypts important information, and gives you a short windows to pay for the decryption key.

With other ransomware, you can remove the malware, and go about your businessâ?¦ or worst case, backup your data and start fresh.

With CryptoLocker the virus encrypts all your documents, then locks your system down, giving you a couple days to pay the ransom of $300.00 for the decryption key. If you don't pay, or remove the malware, the key is deleted, and your data is effectively unrecoverable.

You can set a policy on your machine to prevent infection. You can also avoid infection entirely by staying away from suspicious emails. Especially ones with attachments. Also, stay away from adult websites, gambling, and illegal download sites, as these seem to be key places for infection.

Shut your computer down immediately, and get the machine to someone you trust. There are certain instances where you can get to older versions or backed up versions of your data if you act fast, and act carefully. If you have important data, you need to take precautions immediately. One way to help protect data is to employ a cloud backup strategy like Dropbox, that also supports revisions.

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