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What’s a good anti-virus solution? My personal favorite is Hitman Alert. It covers all the virus bases , so to speak. Any IT worth his salt uses Hitman to remove infections so why not step it up and use their home edition. The cost is really inexpensive compared to other anti-virus programs and it’s far superior to them for around $24.95 per year  or 49.95 for 3 years you get fantastic protection form some of the worst kinds of virus’ on the planet like ransomeware, and crypto lockers which encrypt all your files on your entire network. You can get a free 29 day trial or purchase it at www.surfright.com Windows 10 top tip If you don’t care much for the new settings control panel in windows 10 you can always use the old windows 7 style, just right click one one the start button (lower left hand corner) and choose Control Panel. There are many quick access links in the popup menu like Programs and Features for uninstalling software. Things to do to help protect yourself: Make sure system restore is on and has enough memory. Click here to show you how. If you have a big C drive like a terabyte, bump up the default 1% to 7% ( In system properties highlight C make sure the protection is “on” and click configure. If it’s not “on” this is where you turn it “on” now move the slider to 7% and click on apply. That’s it, now you have a chance of recovery if things go all pear shaped in the future. Make sure your Microsoft Updates are turned on and up to date. Make sure your antivirus is  and up to date. Check that your Java and Flash are up to date, if not click on the links to update them. Run a current version of your favorite browser be it Firefox, Explorer or Chrome. New versions close old security holes. Backup, backup, backup! I can’t stress this enough. www.carbonite.com for about 5 bucks per month. Don’t lose everything it’s easy and cheap.   Remember, never load more then one anti virus or anti spyware program on your computer. It may seem like your doubling your protection but in the end the programs can cancel each other out and you may end up with little to no protection at all. These programs have databases that look like viruses and spyware to other programs and could be removed by mistake. RESOURCES Searching for reliable web host? Here’s an in-depth review of iPage and compare it with e-Host reviews. Some people think it is better than...

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Virus Repair

Virus Repair

What is a virus really? A virus is just a small program usually consisting of one executable file. You can get one by receiving an e-mail from an already infected user or even by just going to an infected website. Once the virus starts running, your system slows down or crashes, at this point the virus takes full control over your computer and allows you to make only changes that it dictates. The main goal of most viruses is to obtain your credit card information and the easiest way of doing that is to convince you to manually enter the information, normally through scare tactics. Once you get a bad virus, your now really past the point of fixing it yourself. A virus will dig deep into the operating system and cannot be removed while in Windows. Our technicians boot from a special boot disk which gives them the ability to deep clean and manually remove the most entrenched virus from your computer. Most systems take 1 hour flat and the cost is $95.00 Included extras: Update check i.e., System Files, Java, Flash, Anti-Virus A deep file cleaning of your computer is also included at no extra charge. This includes removing all temp files and internet cache files for all users, cleaning the registry to promote quicker boot times and an overall system health check. Free anti-virus...

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File Recovery

There are many ways files can go missing on your computer and it’s our job to help you recover them in the most timely and cost effective manner in house. Here are just a few types of deletions that we can recover: * Standard file deletion * Virus damage * Formatted hard drive Our recovery fee is just our normal rate of $95.00 per hour and it takes about 2 hours. unfortunately we do have to take the computer overnight. Here is something that we would have to send out for recovery: * Damaged hard drive * Burned out i/o board We use Drivesavers for all outside recovery work. Their prices usually start around $350.00. Compared to others that start around $2,000.00 it’s pretty good deal. Click the banner below give them our re-seller number from the page and you’ll receive a discounted...

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Services

Services

With so many things that can go wrong with today’s computers it’s a wonder they even work at all. In Home Computer Repair specializes in fixing computers, that’s what we do. By using State-of-the-Art software and tools we can quickly and accurately diagnose your computer problems and get you back to work with minimal down time and expense. If your suffering from any of the problems below we can help. Hard disk errors Webpage Re-directors System Lockups /Blue Screens Shutdown Crash Intermittent Internet Connection Virus,Trojans & Rootkits Spyware Server Issues Network Trouble-shooting Video CD burning Problems Memory Usage Printer Problems Forgotten Windows Passwords Crashes Blue Screens & Stop Errors Deleted Files No Sound Email   We also install all types of upgrades from sound cards to CPUs you name it! Lost your data…No Problem. We offer data recovery and backup solutions as well. Just buy a new computer? We can transfer all of your personal files plus e-mail to your new system and save you the hassle. Even if the old system is...

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