Virus removal for Brown Sugar Events

Martin Bargent of Brown Sugar Events recently had an unfortunate run-in with the particularly nasty Metropolitan Police Virus. This virus pretends to be from the UK police and says that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content. It then hold’s your computer to ransom, offering to unlock it for £100 – this is of course a scam to get hold of your credit card details!

We were able to remove the virus and have just received this lovely testimonial from Martin:

I would Like to express my thanks to Mike Cross and his team at Southern Cross.

Last week, in the middle of a very busy day, my laptop suddenly locked. It had been infected by a particularly nasty virus. As I was later to discover, at some stage I had inadvertently clicked on a malicious link. A message on screen was demanding that I pay S100 to unlock the system.

Southern Cross supplies my internet phone system and has always maintained it in excellent working condition and has reacted promptly to any problems. Not knowing what to do next regarding my laptop blackmailers, I contacted Mike. He tried a quick solution to rectify the problem and when this didn’t work he passed me on to Jason. After numerous anti-virus scans, he cleared the problem and got me back to work. I cannot thank Mike and Jason enough for their help and professionalism.

I have no hesitation in recommending Southern Cross for your phone and computer solutions.

Martin Bargent

23rd January 2013

A new home

Southern Cross IT has moved!

Having lived at socross.co.uk since 2003 (when I was 16!) the time has come to move to a new domain name: southerncrossit.co.uk

Why? To start with, we are fed up of having to spell out S…O…C…R…O…S…S to people on the phone when giving them our email addresses – particularly to technical support companies “so that’s F…O…C…R…O…F…S…?”.

But our main reason is SEO. Our new domain name much better describes who we are and what we do. This is really very important in a domain name, especially for small businesses, as it gives search engines a helping hand when people want to find our website.

It also makes our domain name and email addresses easier for people to remember or even to guess (this is in fact why it is better for SEO), Jason at Southern Cross IT is not only my email address but it is semantically true, I am literally at Southern Cross IT. Wouldn’t it be great if all email addresses worked like that!

This is the first of many posts on our new blog at our domain. Stay tuned for more new, tips and particularly geeky humour from Southern Cross IT.