Posts tagged tune ups
Managed Antivirus vs Free Antivirus: Get The Best Protection For Your Home Or Business

Many computer repair shops and remote tech support firms install free antivirus software on client's computers that don't have one installed after a tune up or a virus removal. In fact Windows 10 actually has built in virus protection. But are the free options really adequate for protecting your computer? I am finding that this is not the case, I used to install free antivirus too but I stopped doing that and started offering a managed antivirus. In this post, I will explain why I did this and why it provides better protection for your home or office computers.

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Self Help: How To Boot Your Computer Into Safe Mode

Sometimes when a computer has a really nasty virus or there is a serious error, it can be so screwed up that a remote support connection or some on-site services just can't be done in it's current state. A good troubleshooting step is to boot the computer into Safe Mode. I'm going to teach you what Safe Mode is and how you can get into it on your computer so you can self troubleshoot some issues or allow a remote support tech such as myself to remote in to be able to fix your computer when it's not possible normally.

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PSA: Please Keep Your Computer Maintained

Computers are awesome. They connect us to the world and help us get stuff done in new and efficient ways. However, if they are not properly maintained, they can slow down, start acting weird, or worst of all end up with a virus. It's basically just like your car, if you take care of your car it will take care of you. The exact same thing happens with computer. The trouble is, some people don't know how to maintain their computers and some people just don't want to or can't because they are already busy with the work they need to get done.

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