On-site Computer Services
Tired of taking apart your Computer and bringing it to a repair shop every time it needs service, only to wait a long time to get it back? Our trusted technicians will come directly to your home to solve your computer troubles right on-the-spot. Simply contact us to select an appointment time to fit your schedule. We offer same day service in most areas.
Is your computer a few years old? Is it slow booting up? Are you running out of hard drive space? We can breathe new life into your PC by upgrading some of its critical components. Even if your system is fairly new, you can still upgrade your PC to accommodate your growing collection of digital photos, movies, files, or video games. Have questions about whether or not you should upgrade? Contact us today!
If you have more than one PC in your home, have you considered networking them together? A home network allows your computers to share photos, documents, and videos, and even an internet connection. Even better, a wireless network is the cutting-edge way to connect all of the PC’s and laptops in your home. Wireless networks are perfect for people who want to connect laptop and desktop computers or for people who don’t like to be tied down. When you go wireless, you won’t have the inconvenience of tripping over messy network cables.
Mal-ware and Virus Removal
Does it seem like your computer has a life of its own? I t could be a virus or spyware. No matter what kind of computer you have, you always need the most up-to-date Anti-Virus software. Not only do Anti-Virus programs protect your computer from crashing, but they also prevent you from accidentally passing the infection to other computers of family and friends when you send e-mails or share files. If you’re unsure about which virus software to install or how to configure it, just contact us. We recommend Avast Antivirus Solutions and Microsoft Security Essentials which are both free. With Avast it is best to install Windows Defender for defense against Malware, and MalwareBytes for Spyware removal.
Internet Security and Firewalls
How secure is your computer? As Internet usage has grown, so has the number of security threats. One way to protect yourself is to install a firewall, which keeps intruders from sneaking into your computer and accessing your private data. Firewalls also can alert you when unauthorized programs such as viruses and spyware attempt to transmit your sensitive information over the Internet. In particular, firewalls are crucial if you have the always-on Internet connection of DSL or a cable modem. Protect yourself and your family … with help from GWK Technologies.
Data Backup and Recovery
How often do you backup your PC? If it were to crash or be stolen, would you lose important data? We recommend installing an external hard drive for immediate file access or using Carbonite.
You wouldn’t drive a car for years without changing the oil, so why ignore your computer? Like any investment, your computer needs constant care, which means keeping it free of dust and regular optimization of your Operating System. When was the last time your PC had a thorough cleaning inside and in cyberspace? If it has been more than six months, it is time to schedule a preventive-maintenance visit. Get a jump start on the software side by using our approved System Optimizer. Clean up your unused files and temporary files with CCleaner. You should also optimize your hard drive regularly, so download our approved Smart Defrag program here.