let a computer virus ruin your day !.... Just call Octagon
IT and we will call over (Warrington area) and carry out virus
removal to get your laptop back up and running in no time. No
expensive call out fees or endless hourly labour charges !
Call 07973 518 905 and let us quote for you today.
are always happy to answer any questions you may have with regard
to backing up, safe web surfing & even how to avoid being
a victim of online fraud.
come in all shapes and sizes - See below
most computers are connected to the Internet, viruses, spyware
and adware all pose a real threat to the running of your laptop
/ PC- after all, there are over 150,000+ variants out there!
Most forms of Antivirus software are only able to detect 70%
of viruses, so its common to find a PC with a virus even with
Antivirus software installed. Viruses sometomes slow your PC
to a crawl while other viruses called trojans, can "steal"
information from a computer and forward it to criminals with
out the users knowledge. Don't get caught Out !
INFECTION SYMPTOMS include: PC running slowly. Extra long boot
time. Pop Up messages while surfing.
Call us for a FREE onsite appraisal.
hard drives contain vital personal & system files for running
the whole computer system. The hard drive is the device
most likely to fail at any time, as it is the only
electro-mechanical componant that works hard the moment the
power switch is hit. As a result, hard drives often fail
without any warning. Recently, we experienced hard drive
failure in one of our machines despite it passing diagnostic
tests a week earlier !! We have also experienced brand new hard
drives failing after just 4 months of use, while others can
last last over 10 years. We can eliminate problems
before they happen by putting good working practice into place.
SYMPTOMS may include: Whining from PC case.
Strange Clanking sound. Computer freezing for
no reason. NOTE: A manufacturers warranty only covers the
computer hardware- not the data on it !
data is accidently deleted or if the hard drive fails, then
we can help! Although we do not offer laboratory facilities,
we do offer a vital first step in recovery process that may
save you from losing the data forever.
We can often recover data which is corrupted and revive a dead
drive long enough to copy over the information needed. We can
tell at a glance if there is anything we can do for you and
do not charge if we can't help. If the recovery is possible,
we are reasonable with our costings too, so you may be relieved
to get the data back and pleasantly surprised by the bill.
NOTE: If you lose data then.... STOP
- SWITCH OFF PC - CALL US - to ensure your data remains intact.
PC connected to the internet effectively becomes part of a large
network of people whose integrity in unknown . Would
you trust any bloke off the street with your wallet ? Well if
you have an unsecured internet connection you may be doing just
that ! If you have an unprotected wireless (WiFi) connection,
its like leaving your front door unlocked. If you have more
than one computer on your network then you may be sharing all
the information from all the computers with the world ? If
a network is not secure, then criminals could hack into your
computer, plant a trojan virus which secretly emails all your
personal information, every website you visit & all your
password details. If you have a router then the criminals may
can become your internet service provider if not protected.
tend to make strange noises the older they get as moving parts
start to wear out. Noises are warning signs that something is
wrong and should not be ingnored. All computers rely on fans
to keep certain componants cool & they are usually cheap
plastic units which are prone to wear out. A worn fan will start
being noisy when the PC is first turned on from cold... as the
days go by, the noise may become louder and sound for longer.
Then one day,SILENCE. The fan is now not functioning & the
item that relies on the fan will overheat. If you're lucky it
will just be the componant that fails, but in the worst case
we have seen, a worn fan drew so much current through a power
supply that it blew, taking every single componant with it !!!
Other noises can be worn CD/DVD or hard drives, so if
your PC is / was making any strange noises then it may be time
for a health check !
your computer was new it seemed fast right ? Remember how you
were so impressed with how fast it was compared to your last
PC? Well it probably still is just as fast, but its most likely
running software programmed for a faster machine or maybe it
has one of the many Virus /Adware programs hogging all its resources
? As new versions of programs are developed you often find that
new features are added and these are developed on and for, newer
faster machines. We can often revive an old PC and get to run
like a newer one by removing a few software programs and replacing
them with ones that are better suited. This will have your PC
running fine again.
A FREE appraisal at your premises will steer you into making
an informed decision about what to do with your PC
questions below will help you decide whether its worth giving
us a call