Christmas 2012 Newsletter

The Australia Federal Police Ransom-ware Virus

What is Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus? 

As the newest ransomware virus of the notorious Ukash virus family, Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus works very similar to

West Yorkshire Police Ukash virus and >Metropolitan Police Ukash Virus which are all created to collect money from those innocent users. 

Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus can display a full-screen warning message to lock a computer in the name of illegal online activities so as to scare computer users to pay $200 to unblock their computer. “Did I really do anything wrong or illegal?” Should you unfortunately infected with this malicious ransomware or other similar virus, please keep in mind that a government department nor a legal department will send a warning like that in such a way, let alone to ask you pay for a fine? Never fall into their trap, or they will successfully get what they what.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE UKASH VIRUS?

This ransomware is spread by Trojans that can be avoided by ignoring spam emails and their attachments or misleading domains filled with commercial ads and pornographic content. As it is almost obvious, it attacks people living in Australia and asks them to use Ukash prepayment system. As soon as Australian Federal Police Ukash virus gets inside the system, it displays its alert saying that you have to pay $100 to unlock your PC. Before that is states that you have been doing illegal activities on your computer. Instead of believing this deceitful warning, remove Australian Federal Police Ukash virus without hesitation! Besides, it’s highly recommended NOT to pay the fine, because it won’t help you to unlock your computer but will only lead you to money the loss and more viruses on your computer.

A screenshot of Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus:

Symptoms of Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus: 

A fake full-screen warning display on your computer screen from AFP stating that your computer has been locked due to:

* Illegal access to a certain website;

* Violate copyright or related right Law (For example, download some music or video illegally)

* Visit some porn website or view some prohibited pornographic content, etc.

It is really annoying to get infected with this ransomware. And not a few people has fell into the trap and unfortunately paid $200 to unblock their computer. Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus might have already ruined your life.

Comparing MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro

Torn between the portability of the Apple MacBook Air and the unparalleled display of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display? We compare the two to make your next visit to the Apple store a bit less daunting.

Performance or portability? Cost or capability? These are the tough decisions facing anyone buying a laptop; but these issues are thrown into sharp relief when you’re browsing at an Apple store. The MacBook line-up is book-ended by two stunning examples of systems that redraw the boundaries constraining laptops. The MacBook Air 13-inch redefined portable computing, simultaneously killing off the netbook and spawning the ultra-book. Adding a Retina display to the MacBook Pro 15-inch pushed the laptop from all-around performer to the pinnacle of premium laptops for video and graphics professionals. But which one is best for you? Let’s take a closer look at each.

 

Apple MacBook Air vs. Apple MacBook Pro (Retina): Specs Compared
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch
(Mid 2012)
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch
(Retina Display)
Price $1,199 $2,199
Dimensions(HWD) 0.68 by 12.8 by 8.94 inches 0.71 by 14.13 by 9.73 inches
Weight 2.85 Pounds 4.46 Pounds
OS Mac OS X 10.7 Mac OS X 10.7
Processor Intel Core i5-3427U (1.8GHz) Intel Core i7-3615QM (2.3GHz)
Memory 4 GB 8 GB
Graphics Processing Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia GeForce GT 650M (1GB)
Storage Capacity 128GB Flash Memory 256GB Flash Memory
Screen Size 13.3 inches 15.4 inches
Screen Type WideScreen Widescreen
Screen Resolution 1,440 by 900 2,880 by 1,800
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Keyboard Chiclet, Backlit Chiclet, Backlit
Key Ports ThunderboltUSB 3.0SD

card slot

MagSafe 2

ThunderboltUSB 3.0

HDMI Port

SDXC card slot

MagSafe 2

Battery Type 50 Wh 95 Wh
Battery Life (Estimeted) 7 hours 7 hours

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display)

At first glance, the MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display) looks a lot like the regular MacBook Pro. It’s a little bit thinner, and a little bit lighter, but it’s clearly part of the same family. The real difference becomes apparent when the laptop is turned on, and you get a first look at the stunning Retina Display.

With a 2,880-by-1,800 resolution screen, the MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display) is perfect for media professionals and consumers, with such smooth edges and tiny pixels that it’s easy to forget that there are pixels at all. High-resolution photos and videos can now be seen at full resolution, even as you edit. Apple’s video editing software now allows video editing—on the fly editing, with toolbars and palettes galore—while still running at 1080p in the corner preview window. It’s also a great system for work, games, and anything else that needs processing power, thanks to a beefy quad-core Intel Core i7-3615QM processor (2.3GHz) and NVidia GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics.

The MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display) is also outfitted with two Thunderbolt ports—which do double duty for both high-speed data and Mini Display Port for monitors—along with two USB 3.0 ports, full-size HDMI output, and an SDXC card slot. The addition of “Extreme Capacity” (the XC in SDXC) is also important for anyone working with the highest resolution images and video. And, in our anecdotal testing, we found Apple’s claims of 7-hour battery life to be right on the money.

So why wouldn’t you get the MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display)? Two reasons: Portability and price. While thinner and lighter than the standard MacBook Pro 15-inch, 4.46 pounds is still heavier than most people want to carry every day, and it’s still too heavy and unwieldy for the go-anywhere convenience that some users demand. And at $2,199 for the starting configuration, the MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display) isn’t cheap.

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2012)

The MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2012), on the other hand, is for anyone who wants to pick and go at a moment’s notice. It’s the laptop that kicked off the new ultra book category, and the mix of productive power and portability is hard to ignore. The MacBook Air 13-inch weighs a mere 2.85 pounds and is only 0.68 inch thick, significantly lighter and thinner than the MacBook pro 15-inch (Retina Display). It’s light enough to carry underarm like a book, and slim enough to slip into a bag without a second thought.

It’s also usable on the go. Unlike a larger desktop replacement laptop, the MacBook Air 13-inch is convenient enough to pull out and open up at a moment’s notice, and pick up and carry from room to room. And with 7-hours of usable battery life and 30-days of standby time, you don’t need to shut it down, just close the lid—thanks to flash memory, the Air is awake and running in two seconds. It’s also pretty versatile, thanks to two USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt data and monitor port, and a regular SD card slot. The 13-inch display has decent 1,440-by-900 resolution, so your web browsing and Netflix use won’t be compromised.

Thanks to an Intel Core i5-3427U processor (1.8GHz), you’ll also find that for the average user, the Air has the processing chops for all of your day to day activities. It’s a full-blown laptop—unlike the dinky netbooks from a few years ago—in a truly mobile form-factor. For anyone who wants true portability and unhindered productive capability, the MacBook Air is the best Apple has to offer.

Finally, the MacBook Air 13-inch beats the price of the Retina-equipped MacBook Pro by a grand. Unless you need the unbridled graphics and display of the Retina laptop, the slim and portable Air is definitely the way to go.

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