PC Maintenance and Upgrades
Regular PC maintenance keeps your computer secure and operating as efficiently as possible. The following are steps taken in a basic tune-up:
- Ensure your operating system and application software is up-to-date.
- Verify your anti-virus software is current and protecting your computer from viruses, botnets, worms and other nasty malware.
- Perform application security modifications that reduce your exposure to malware.
- Disable unnecessary resident programs from starting up.
- Provide you with an analysis on ways to improve your computer's security and safety.
Other services upgrades include:
- Memory upgrades
- Hard drive upgrades and replacements
The number one threat to your computer is malware. Malware stands for malicious software and is a general term that encompasses viruses, worms, spyware, adware, rootkits or any other unwanted software that installs itself onto your computer for nefarious purposes. While some malware can be a minor annoyance, other types can destroy data or render your computer inoperable. However, one of the most serious threats today comes from malware that allows criminals to take control of your computer, usually without your knowledge, and use it to steal personal information, like banking data. Main Street Technology can help determine if you are infected with malware and recommend a course of action. We also provide you with knowledge on steps you can take for safer Internet usage.
**MALWARE INFECTION WARNING** The only way to be 100% sure that your system is free of malware once it has been compromised is to wipe out the computer and reinstall everything from scratch. No anti-malware software is perfect and can guarantee there is nothing else hidden in your computer. If you use your computer for online banking, or if it contains other sensitive data, then we strongly recommend that you reinstall your operating system and software.
Main Street Technology can take care of all your computer networking needs. Wether you are wired, wireless or a combination of the two we can get your computers connected to each other and to the Internet. We also specialize in small business networks which allow your business to share office resources, such as printers and data storage. We can also design custom solutions that will allow you to securely access your work data from a home PC or laptop.
It is very important to routinely backup your data. All computer hard drives eventually fail, it is just a question of when. Without backing up your data on a regular basis you greatly increase your chances of losing it forever. To put a value on your data just ask yourself this question, "What is it worth to me to be be able to recover my family photos or critical business documents?" Main Street Technology can put together a custom backup solution for you based on your home or business needs. We provide local and offsite backup solutions that can get you running in a matter of hours in the event of a major drive failure.
Do you have documents and pictures on a computer that refuses to start up? Chances are we can recover that data for you. We will provide you with a copy of your data on DVD or other storage device. However, data recovery is not always successful. In those instances when we are unsuccessful you will not be charged the full price.
Every computer needs periodic service to ensure it is running at maximum efficiency and security. We offer customized plans that fit your specific requirements. Call for an appointment to further discuss your needs and pricing.