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Happy Monday! Just a reminder that Geek Easy Computers does not sell, service, or repair mobile devices - i.e. smartphones & tablets. This includes tablets that have detachable keyboards. Due to their nature, we are also limited in what we can do with Chromebooks. Software troubleshooting can be performed on some tablets that run Windows 10 (i.e. Surface Pro)

We specialize in in-house complete post-warranty computer repair; for desktops & laptops, both Apple & PC. We also provide remote software assistance. On the commercial side we provide IT management.

We want to make your technology easier!
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Is your computer not performing like you think it should? Do you sometimes get the "Blue Screen of Death", and have to reboot? Does the screen sometimes just freeze up for "no reason"? Don't ignore these symptoms! It could be something that can be easily rectified, or it could be an indication of a more serious issue. Either way, you don't have to "just deal" with a misbehaving computer! We can help!

Drop your computer off for a thorough diagnostic. We'll provide you with options & recommendations and then, based on your choices, get your computer back to the way YOU want it to be! We want to make your technology easier!
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Q. There is a pop-up on my computer screen saying Microsoft detected a problem on my computer and gives a phone number to call. Should I call them?

A. No. Microsoft (or Apple, or any other major tech company) is not looking around the Internet for individual computers that are “infected”, “compromised”, “hacked”, or anything else. The first thing you should do if you get a pop-up like this, is re-boot your web browser or computer. That will typically clear it out, but you may have to prevent your web browser from opening your previous tabs\pages. If it turns out to be more persistent, we’d recommend taking it to your trusted computer expert (like Geek Easy Computers) for malware removal. Which brings us to our next popular question...

Q. When I get infected by a virus or malware, can’t I just download antivirus/antimalware software to remove it?

A. Short answer - no. Not effectively. Antivirus and antimalware software are designed to prevent infection from occuring. As such, they are not as effective in working after the fact to remove the malicious invaders. If you install the software after you’re already infected, the files that the software looks at have already been altered, so the software may not recognize that. Some malware can even prevent the antimalware software from working or even installing! Light infections or annoying advertising programs can often be removed this way, but a real infection will probably stick around.

We are here to answer your questions! Give us a call or contact us online!
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So you're not happy with your current email and are looking to change? Or you are looking to create an additional email address? Check out these free email services... https://www.technorms.com/14035/10-free-email-service-providers
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Have a question? Give us a call! While we can't diagnose an issue or do estimates over the phone, we can answer your questions and make suggestions or recommendations!

Call 269-548-TECH(8324) or send us a message here, or on our website - http://geek-easy.com. We want to make your technology easier!
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From the Geek Easy Computers blog: Cloud Storage - Why Should I Use It? t/
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When was the last time you changed your Facebook password? Now would be a great time. Aslo, turn on 2-factor authentication. And use a strong password (Caps, numbers, special characters, at least 6 characters long). Better safe than sorry!
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A now something different - some fun & interesting computer history, in pictures!
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This is the era of "Windows as a service", which means inevitable and frequent "updates". To help minimize issues from these updates, here are some good "best practice" tips:

1. Create a recovery drive! You'll find a shortcut to the Recovery Drive app on Start, under the Windows Administrative Tools heading, or you can search for it. You'll need admin password to utilize this tool.

2. Secure your user account. Use a Microsoft account log-in to enable 2 factor authorization.

3. Configure Windows Update. If you want to delay the update until it has been shown to be issue free. You can delay a current update up to 18 hours. Always stay current on your updates to ensure your computer has the latest security patches.

4. Review privacy settings! Make sure you know who is getting your data, and what data they are getting!

If you have any questions with this, or need an assist with it, feel free to contact your local computer experts at Geek Easy Computers! We want to make your technology easier!
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Computers are a lot like vehicles when it comes to maintenance for them. Just like a car, if your computer is having issues, you don't want to "just ignore it" and hope it goes away. It could get worse and result in a costly repair or worse, loss of critical/important data!

If your computer is running a lot slower, or the fan sounds like it is running louder or nearly all the time, or if you are getting strange pop-ups or error messages; those are indicators that something is wrong. Bring your computer to your local experts! We will evaluate the issue and provide you with the best repair solution!

Not sure? Give us a call! We are always glad to answer your questions! We can't diagnose your issue over then phone, but we can assist you.

We want to make your technology easier!
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