The internet has been put on the list of Wonders of the World. Not surprisingly, access to the largest collection of human knowledge ever assembled is fraught with peril. Malware and viruses are somewhat difficult to avoid. If you get infected it’s important that the threat be removed completely. There are many ways to protect yourself from viruses, but should your computer get infected we can help get rid of the threat. Read our virus and malware guide for more info, or just give us a call to schedule a time to drop off your computer.
All brand new computers come with lots of unnecessary software that slows down performance, uses your bandwidth, takes up screen space with ads, or asks for your money for services you don’t need. We’ll go through your computer and remove all the garbage.
We know where to buy inexpensive computer parts online. We can help you determine what needs to be upgraded, order it and install the parts when they come in.
Operating System Re-installation
Over time your operating system (Windows) can become corrupted, extremely slow and not worth trying to fix. If this has happened to your computer we can re-install the operating system and get your computer’s drivers installed as well. Furthermore we can install an antivirus and other helpful software to keep your computer in good shape over time.
Fix Your Desktop or Laptop
Depending on the extent of what’s wrong or damaged we can order parts for you and fix your computer. This can range anywhere from broken screens to crashed hard drives. Part of the wisdom we offer is knowing when to fix and when to buy a new computer.
Setup a Home Network
Home networks can be tricky. Some of our customers feel comfortable setting up a Wifi router, selecting a good wireless channel with the least interference possible and then putting a password on the network to maintain a good level of privacy and security. Sometimes a simple setup won’t provide good coverage for the whole house, or perhaps there are many devices to contend with which do not connect or behave poorly on the network. Webformix offers both on-site and remote troubleshooting for home networks. We’re familiar with common problems and have experience resolving them.
Help Purchase a Computer
We do this as a courtesy for customers. There are plenty of lemons to steer clear of out there. Popular brands such as Dell, Lenovo, HP, Gateway, Acer and Asus all fight each other on price and features. There is no “best brand” but there are good models and bad ones. Furthermore, it’s important to choose the right type of computer for your needs. Touch screen or no touch screen, desktop or laptop. Read our guide to purchasing for more info.
Some of our customers maintain home offices and have specific requirements. Setting up a VPN, business level security, wireless printers, routers, switches and computers can all interact in complex ways. If you would like to streamline your home office or get help from the start get in touch with our consulting department.
Sometimes surveillance is important to keep a vacation property safe or just to keep an eye on what’s going on. Setting up either wired or wireless cameras can get tricky and expensive if you’re new to the process. We can help you select the right IP cameras, infrastructure and remote access system to be able to effectively monitor your secure areas. Furthermore we can help determine how to optimize the system so that the video is efficient in terms of bandwidth usage.
We have decades of combined experience. If what you’re looking for isn’t listed feel free to check in with us via the contact page.