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Don’t Call Microsoft!

Don’t Call Microsoft! One of our clients was allowing her grandchildren to use her computer for some games while she was making supper.  Suddenly, a new tab popped up with a warning on it, and a voice began speaking through her speakers saying that Microsoft had discovered that her computer was infected with a virus, and the virus was immediately sending her credit card information out on to the internet. [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:41:31+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Computer Russian Roulette

Many computer customers play Russian Roulette when it comes to the safety and security of their computer and their data. Over the years we have had customers who were heartbroken upon hearing that their hard drive had failed and all their data was lost.  Or that the encryption virus had rendered all of their data unreadable.  Or that the instructions they followed from the manufacturer’s tech support had completely wiped [...]

By | 2016-10-22T17:27:27+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Services|0 Comments

October 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to our first feature of our Tech Newsletter! As our valued customer, you'll be getting tips and tricks on how to stay safe online and become a master of your computer. In this edition, I want to let you in on the dirty secret that hackers know and most computer users don't.  Additionally, we include suggestions on how to speed up your PC.  Read on for more information! Got [...]

By | 2016-10-22T14:20:13+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Newsletters|0 Comments

Computer Tuneups!

Just like your car needs a tuneup every few months, your computer will also benefit from a tuneup.  Here at C-Prompt Computers we have a variety of options for a tuneup on your computer.  Due to the length of time required to run some of these scans, we do not perform these tuneups onsite. Our Tuneups include the following: Install Latest Windows Service Packs and Updates Update Anti-Virus Software Update [...]

By | 2016-07-03T12:09:09+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Services|0 Comments

Online Backup Service

Announcing our NEW online backup service! We have made the decision to terminate our contract with Livedrive, and to replace it with a much more advanced backup service. This article provides details about that decision and the steps you need to take.   In accordance with our previous terms of service, located here, we are providing a 3 month notice before the contract with LiveDrive is terminated. This will allow [...]

By | 2017-05-27T17:51:17+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Services|0 Comments

TTT #4 – Phishing – Don’t Get Hooked

Recently my wife received the e-mail that appears here: From: WEBMAIL ALERT MASSAGE [mailto:cbadano@cbc.uba.ar] Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 8:01 AM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Dear RoadRunner Subscribers   -- Dear RoadRunner Subscribers,   This mail is to inform all our Subscriber that we will be maintaining and upgrading our website in a couple of days from now. As a Subscriber you are required to send us your Email account details [...]

By | 2011-02-06T12:41:27+00:00 February 6th, 2011|TTT|0 Comments

TTT #3 – Next Computer – Laptop or Desktop?

A common question people ask is whether they should purchase a laptop or a desktop for their next computer.  I can’t possibly give a definitive answer to that question – both have their pros and cons.  I will, however, give some pointers that may help you decide, and some ideas to consider when you are getting ready to make that purchase. Let me first give some of the advantages of [...]

By | 2011-01-29T12:38:59+00:00 January 29th, 2011|TTT|0 Comments

TTT #2 – To Forward or Not To Forward – That is the Question

If you have been using e-mail for any significant length of time, you have undoubtedly received one of those messages that encourage you to forward it to everyone in your address book.  Many times, the message looks real enough, and the reasons for forwarding it are significant enough, that you ask yourself, “Should I forward this message?”  What many people don’t think about is what happens when they do forward [...]

By | 2011-01-11T12:35:28+00:00 January 11th, 2011|TTT|0 Comments

TTT #1 – HARD DRIVE AND MEMORY

Over the years of working on computers, I have discovered that most technicians speak in a language that most people don’t understand.  They will start throwing around terms like “Gigs” and “Megs” and “GPU” and “RAM” and many other abbreviations and technical terms. One of my personal goals as a technician, and a goal I strive for with all the technicians who work for me, is to talk in normal [...]

By | 2011-01-03T12:31:55+00:00 January 3rd, 2011|TTT|0 Comments