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ComTek Computer Services Inc

Mobile Computer Service, Repair, Upgrades and Maintenance.


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Have you ever wished you had your own "personal" computer technician? ComTek Computer Services Inc. is the computer service that comes to you!

We specialize in servicing all brands PCs, Laptops, Workstations, Servers and Printers. On-site / Mobile Service at your business or home.

Here are just a few of the services we offer:

    • On site troubleshooting / repair / upgrading / training.
    • Wired or Wireless network design / installation / administration (LAN/WAN).
    • Server maintenance / security.
    • Virus and Malware detection / removal / protection and education.
    • Data backup and recovery.
    • Laptop and Handheld LCD Screen Replacement.
    • Time saving Pick-up and Drop-off service.
    • Comprehensive, "one-on-one" personal computer tutoring offered to Home and Business users.
    • Thorough computer cleaning and optimization to dramatically increase system speed!
    • The best guarantee in the business, "if we can't fix it, it's really broke!" and there will be No Charge!

    All that at very affordable rates! So what are you waiting for? If your system seems slow, sluggish or is otherwise "acting up" Or if you just need to know how to do that certain something.

    We are Certified Microsoft Professionals.

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Windows XP End-of-Support is not the End of the World

Today is the last day of extended support for Microsoft's popular operating system Windows XP.

What this means is that Microsoft won't publish public security patches for the operating system after that day.

Governments and businesses can pay the company to extend support further, but if your home PC is running XP, you are on your own.

Most news outlets in the world make it look like as if all hell will break lose come Wednesday. Chance is however, that nothing close to that will happen.

Avoid Tech Support Phone Scams

Cybercriminals don't just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might offer to help solve your computer problems or sell you a software license. Once they have access to your computer, they can do the following:

  • Trick you into installing malicious software that could capture sensitive data, such as online banking user names and passwords. They might also then charge you to remove this software.
  • Take control of your computer remotely and adjust settings to leave your computer vulnerable.
  • Request credit card information so they can bill you for phony services.
  • Direct you to fraudulent websites and ask you to enter credit card and other personal or financial information there.

Neither Microsoft nor our partners make unsolicited phone calls (also known as cold calls) to charge you for computer security or software fixes.

Windows XP: What to expect once Microsoft shuts down support

Summary: Even though the world won't end because of Microsoft's withdrawal of support for Windows XP, those left clinging to the OS after April's deadline still face a number of issues.

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Some twelve-and-a-half years after Windows XP first went on sale, Microsoft is turning off support for the operating system. From 8 April there'll be no further free updates or security patches.

There's nothing new about software reaching the end of its commercial life. But the trouble with Windows XP is that it's still reckoned to run between a quarter and a third of the world's desktops.

The sheer scale of XP's legacy means many organisations and individuals now find themselves in the same boat, perhaps because of the difficulty of migrating certain apps, the cost, or simple inertia.

Given that XP users have already shrugged off the arrival of Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 without shifting operating system, they may think their first option is just to stay put. After all, Microsoft has had more than 12 years to patch the OS, so surely most vulnerabilities will have been found by now?

Microsoft Security Bulletins For March 2014 overview

Only one month to go before Microsoft will stop releasing public security updates for the Windows XP operating system.

On this month's patch day, we have five bulletins addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Silverlight.

Debunking The Myth: Apple MACs Do Get Viruses!

 One of my clients asked me today, "What is the story with Apple MAC's? I have heard they don't get infected. Is it true?"
 While it is true they don't get infected as much, But, They DO get infected.

Microsoft's Cloud Service Suffers Worldwide Outage.

 REDMOND, WASHINGTON: Microsoft unwittingly let an online security certificate expire on Friday, triggering a worldwide outage in an online service that stores data for a wide range of business customers.

The sloppy housekeeping represents an embarrassing lapse for Microsoft as the software maker tries to bring in more revenue from the storage service, which is called Azure.

Hacker Claims to Have Breached Adobe.

 Password security is only as good as the weakest link. And on Wednesday, that weak link appeared to be Adobe Systems.

Worm spreading on Skype IM installs ransomware.

 Malware is downloaded onto users' machines after they click on the message "lol is this your new profile pic?"

 A malicious worm spreading through Skype instant messages threatens to take control of a victim's machine and hold its contents for ransom. 

Scareware Defendant Fined $163M in FTC Suit.

 A Ukrainian operation told computer users their PCs were infected and sold them software to fix the bogus problem

 IDG News Service - A U.S. judge has imposed a judgment of $163.2 million against a defendant accused by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission of being part of an operation that sold software to people it tricked into thinking their computers were infected with malicious software.