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Here at Computers & Beyond we take care of you & your computer.

A Few Things to be Aware of on the Internet

Currently there are some annoying malware infections that manage to get past all our antivirus tools and change parts of our computers.

Several toolbars and search engines seem to get past any form of protection to hijack our web browsers and constantly activate annoying pop ups while we are using our computers.

Any search engine called sweet.im or search.us can easily be removed by bringing your computer in to our workshop for a clean with our advanced cleaning tools. Also if you recently updated Java, there is a good chance you have installed the Ask toolbar and search engine, which is annoying as it sets itself as the homepage, instead of what you want to use, like Google, MSN or Yahoo.

That also goes for annoying toolbars and pop up ads that clutter up your screen and mean you can’t do what you want online.

Our Workshop Clean Up which runs for the next three months will mean you can drop off your computer one day, pick it up the next, but with all the annoying things removed.

For $99.00 we will work on your computer in our workshop until it is humming. We also come on site if you are unable to bring in your computer for any reason, just adding a travel charge to our work. An onsite visit is $139.00 for the first hour. Any more than an hour is $29.00 per quarter hour onsite and $26.00 per quarter hour in the workshop

We have an excellent Trouble-Free Transition service for moving from your old computer to your new computer or laptop with minimum fuss and maximum service to you, the client.

 

Ransomware - What is it and How Can I Protect Against it?

Ransomware is a type of file which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator(s) of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed.

The catergories of ransomware can be divided into: scareware, lock-screen viruses and the really nasty stuff.

Scareware

Consists of bogus antivirus or clean-up tools that claim they’ve detected umpteen issues, and demand that you pay in order to fix them.

Lock-screen viruses

Don’t allow you to use your PC in any way. They display a full-size window after Windows starts up—usually with an FBI or Department of Justice logo—saying that you violated the law and that you must pay a fine.

Really nasty stuff

Encrypting malware—such as CryptoLocker—is the worst variant, because it encrypts and locks your personal files until you pay up.

The best protection is reliable anti-virus software. We are retailers of ESET Antivirus NOD32 which will provide dependable protection. If you are already infected, the cost of remedying these problems are proportional to severity and nature of the infection.

 Here At Computers & Beyond we take care of you & your computer.

  • Computer Setup:

We will setup any new computer hardware you may have purchased. Why wear out your patience trying to configure your system yourself, when we can get your system up and running in no time?

 

  • Hardware Support and Repair:

We troubleshoot and repair any hardware that’s currently not working properly. We can even provide replacements if necessary.

 

  • Software Installation and Support:

The only thing that is more tedious than installing today’s complex applications is keeping up with the necessary upgrades. We can load and optimally configure all your new programs, and make sure that all your applications are up-to-date.

 

  • Software Troubleshooting:

If your software is not functioning properly, we can troubleshoot the root cause of your problems and get your system humming again fast. Don’t waste days and weeks trying to do it yourself!

 

  • Hardware Upgrades:

If your PC takes forever to boot up, or if your programs are running slowly, you may need a memory upgrade. Often, there’s no need for a whole new system. We can outfit your current PC with more memory, new cd-rw drives, a larger, faster hard drive, faster video cards, or any other upgrade you need.

 

  • Internet and Email Setup and Assistance:

Connectivity problems are some of the most common problems experienced by our clients. We can troubleshoot your problems, no matter if you have a cable modem, a wireless connection or just plain-old dial-up. We also provide training to help you learn these tools most effectively and efficiently.

 

  • Virus Protection and Internet Security:

Security needs to be everyone’s concern. With all the viruses out there, not to mention the scammers and spammers trying to gain access to your private data through spyware, adware, malware, and others you need the kind of bullet-proof virus protection and internet security tools that we specialise in providing to our clients. And if you’ve been infected, we can scrub your system clean and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

 

  • Networking:

Today, many households have more than one computer.  We can create a network so your computers can share and access files from each other. We can also set you up with a wireless router, so that multiple computers can share a single cable internet connection.

 

  • Regular Cleaning and Maintenance:

Does your computer run slow and sluggish? Not the way it did when you first bought it? We offer regular cleaning and maintenance services, to ensure your PC keeps working the way it should.

 

  • Independent Advice and Consulting:

Think it might be time to upgrade your system, or to finally buy a digital scanner? No matter what purchase you may be contemplating, you can trust us for honest, unbiased advice. If it’s not necessary, we’ll say so, and if it makes sense, we’ll recommend the best product for your needs.

 

  • Training:

Still having trouble figuring out all the features of your PC? Whether you just bought it, or you’ve been using it for years, our tech uses no jargon and can sit down with you and patiently train you in how to get the most out of your computer.

 

Here At Computers & Beyond we look after you.