Virus / Spyware / Adware Protection, Scan and Removal (Request this service)
Getting weird messages warning you of viruses on your computer? Are popups plaguing your internet browsing experience? Computer running much slower than the day you purchased it or acting a bit strange? All of these are telltale signs that your computer is infected with a virus or worm, or is loaded down with spyware and adware.
If you suspect this to be the case, and you have an anti-virus program installed on your computer, we suggest you update your virus definitions and run a complete scan of all hard drives on your system. If you are uncertain how to do this, or would like a qualified professional to inspect and check your system, Advanced Computer Services offers professional, on site virus removal and protection services to residential clients. Let us protect your computer and get it running like new.
Online Child Safety (Request this service)
The Internet is an exciting, eye-opening place. Education and entertainment sites abound. However, there are certain places in the digital world children shouldn't go, certain people and kinds of information they aren't prepared to encounter. Children can easily stumble across sexual, violent, or otherwise offensive Web sites. They may receive unwanted attention from adults in chat rooms or over email. They're the unwitting targets of deceptive online advertising and marketing campaigns, some of which attempt to elicit private, family information.
So, what can you as a parent do? How can you strike a balance between protecting your children on the Internet and empowering them to explore the digital world? If you own a computer and have children or teenagers in your home, then Internet filtering software is a must. We come to your home, help you purchase, install, and configure Internet filtering software that protects your children from Internet predators, obscene websites, objectionable chat rooms, and more.
New Laptop/Computer/Printer Setup and Configuration (Request this service)
You have bought a new PC. You are delighted with your purchase but you need somebody to set it up for you; make sure that all the components have arrived and that you have all the cables and that they are correctly attached. Retailers can charge a premium extra for home set up, they are usually overpriced and their service usually stops when the power button is switched on.
Advanced Computer Services offer a home computer set up service which is comprehensive and competitively priced. We will setup your new computer, monitor, mouse, speakers, printer and any other peripheral devices. Give us a call! We will install all necessary device drivers and configure your existing Internet connection and email accounts. We’ll make sure your computer is functioning properly so that you can start being productive immediately.
We can also remove any unnecessary programs from your computer, change system configuration and settings to maximize performance and speed and to keep your computer running at it's best.
Software Installation (Request this service)
Whether you're interested in expanding your software collection or updating an existing application, or if you're ready to upgrade to the latest operating system or if you want a fresh installation of your current operating system, Advanced Computer Services can help you wade through the process. We can install, reinstall or upgrade your software and all critical updates on your desktop or laptop. High-speed Internet required for critical update installation.
Hardware Installation (Request this service)
Need more hard drive space for storage? Want to upgrade your graphics card so that you can run the latest applications or play the latest games? Or perhaps you would like to add more memory to your PC or laptop to enhance its performance? We can do it all!
Our certified technicians can install any internal or external PC component so that you can do more. Examples of hardware devices that we install or upgrade include: hard drives, RAM (memory), network interface cards, CPU (processor), printers, scanners, video cards, monitors, CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM drives, CD/DVD burners, modems, sound cards, speakers, webcams, digital cameras, CMOS batteries, external zip drives, and more. We can even upgrade your whole system by building you a custom PC optimized for your specific needs!
Computer Repair (Request this service)
Does your computer give you weird errors, run extremely slow, freeze up or crashes on a regular basis? Has your Internet come to a crawl or do you constantly get bombarded by error messages? Don't fool with the hassles of taking your computer to an expensive electronics store for repair. Instead, save money & time and let one of our technicians come troubleshoot and repair your computer equipment at your home. We can troubleshoot and diagnose problems with your software, hardware, Internet, email, operating system, and more. In most cases, Advanced Computer Services can find and fix software and hardware problems quickly. In extreme circumstances we will pick up the PC, repair it in-house and deliver it back to you ready to plug and play. If we can't fix the problem, you owe us nothing.
Computer Password Reset (Request this service)
Forgotten your Windows Password? Microsoft will tell you that you must reinstall Windows and lose all your data, plus, pay a technician to do this as well. Because login passwords are a security feature of Windows, they will NOT, under any circumstances provide you with a means to circumvent them. That doesn't mean it can't be done! If you have any doubts, contact us and we will put your mind at ease. Password Reset works! Give us the chance to prove it to you. Fast & Risk free! Advanced Computer Services ready to help you for the very reasonable price. Password Reset works on any desktop, laptop or server running Microsoft Windows. This includes all versions of Vista, XP, 2000 and NT.
Data Backup (Request this service)
Do you have treasured pictures, emails from friends and family, important documents, etc. on your computer that you don't want to lose? When it comes to protecting valuable computer data, most of us know that we should be making regular backups because a system failure would cause unthinkable hardship. Even with this knowledge, many customers live through each day without a backup for accounting data, databases, digital photos and other important files that are irreplaceable.
If you have never performed a backup, you could lose it all at a moment's notice to fire, theft, hard disk failure, accidental file deletion, virus infection, and more. With our Data Backup Service, you can have the peace of mind knowing that all of your files are protected.
Data Recovery (Request this service)
Pictures, music, videos and documents. Many people depend to their computer to store their pictures, manage their finances, or to run their business. Losing your files can be devastating! We know that when your computer crashes it can seem as if a part of your life has crashed too. But what most people don’t know is that 99% of the time, their data can be recovered.
With our Data Recovery service, we will first assess your computer to ensure that your data can be retrieved. We will then do whatever it takes to locate your data and restore it. We can even transfer it to another system. And rest assured, the security and privacy of your data is very important to us. The types of data we can help you recover include email, personal documents, videos, pictures, MP3s, and more.
Data Transfer (Request this service)
Are you looking to transfer the data from your old computer to your new computer? With our Data Migration Service we can help you do just that. This service includes the gathering of all your important data from an older system and the transportation to a new system. Depending on your systems configuration this may be done via network or an external storage medium. Just tell us what you want to keep and we do the rest!
Secure Data Deletion (Request this service)
Don't get caught giving away your personal data! If you are selling, donating, or otherwise getting rid of your old computer (or even just upgrading the hard drive), you must ensure that all your sensitive data is securely erased. With most operating systems, deleting information from a storage device does not remove the information from the device. That's right. After you delete it, it is still there. Furthermore, in most cases, it is very easy for someone else to recover the information you deleted. All your old email, personal letters, pictures, tax returns, passwords, health documents, financial records and more still exist on the drive. With our secure data deletion service we can wipe your entire hard drive, or even just a few files or folders, so that the data is completely destroyed and 100% gone with absolutely no possibility of it being recovered.
Home Network Installation/Troubleshooting (Request this service)
Do you have more than one computer in your home? Do you want them all to share the same Internet connection? With a wired or wireless LAN, or Local Area Network, you can do that and more. You'll be able to access the Internet, share files, and print to a single printer - all from any computer on your network. Setting up wireless network can be difficult and confusing, especially with multiple computers. Let us construct a network that fits your lifestyle!
Are you experiencing down time on your network? Wireless networking problems can often be difficult to resolve, especially on networks where WEP or WPA security is enabled. We can troubleshoot your existing network.
Wireless Network Security (Request this service)
How safe is your wireless network? The default installation for most wireless networks does not include setting up security, which means that over 75% of all wireless networks are NOT secure! So unless you have taken deliberate steps to implement security, more than likely your network is at risk.
It is very important to correctly configure your wireless network so that your information remains safe and no one is able to steal your internet connection. Let a professional configure your laptops to wirelessly connect to the internet safely and securely! We'll come to your home and lock down your network, so you can keep unwanted hackers and other pesky intruders out by restricting access to only the computers of your choice.