LAPTOP AND COMPUTER REPAIR IN POOLE, DORSET

Computer Repair Services

Malware removal

Remove and pro-actively block computer viruses, spyware and adware

Computer performance tuning

Dust removal, software updates and hard drive defragmentation

Upgrades

Install more memory or a larger hard drive

Blue screens

Random computer crashes, boot-up issues

Slow computer

Locate and fix bottlenecks that slow your computer down

Hardware troubleshooting

Improper functioning of your computer hardware components

Software troubleshooting

Analyse symptoms to fix application and driver crash-related problems

Wireless networking (Wi-Fi)

Wi-Fi installation, wireless range extension and setting up of Wi-Fi network encryption

Networking

Share your printer and files with other computers

Operating system installation

Installing Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

Install gadgets

Troubleshoot devices such as your camera, BlackBerry or scanner

On-site or off-site service

We make on site calls to your home or you can bring the computer to us

Virus Or Malware Removal

The number of computer viruses is increasing every year. If your computer is running slowly, displaying pop-up ads or just acting strangely, you probably have some form of malware.

Simply installing an anti-virus program after the fact may not fix the problem because malware will prevent anti-virus programs from removing it. We use specially developed utilities to remove the virus or malware and get your computer running smoothly. We can often remove malware without needing to perform a fresh installation of Windows, saving you the time needed to reinstall all your applications. Once the malware is removed and your computer is repaired we install anti-malware software to protect your computer from future malware attacks.

Malware originated from programmers that wanted to make a name for themselves in the community by exploiting operating system security loopholes. Around 2002, malware started being manufactured by criminal organisations and has become a multi-billion pound industry that is based on stealing personal information, trade secrets and banking information.

Symptoms of Malware

  • Crashes – Applications frequently crash or Windows doesn’t boot
  • Slow functioning – The computer unexpectedly slows to a crawl
  • Popups – Pop-up advertisements or messages from untrusted programs asking for personal information
  • How Was I Infected?

    Malware can come from many sources, including malicious banner ads, spam, infected websites or freeware. Lately, we’ve noticed a rise in fraudulent anti-virus programs such as XP Anti-virus 2008/2009, MS Anti-virus, and Anti-Spyware 2008. These fake anti-virus programs are frequently downloaded from ad banners, which claim to remove non-existent malware from your computer. Once downloaded, it will often take control of the important registries on the disks and force the user to enter their credit card information.

    Most malware programs are designed to be hard to remove. Malware often embeds itself in windows, hiding its files or modifying system files with its own code. This makes it very hard for the average user to remove – special utilities are often required that can unmask the virus, allowing for its deletion. Many companies prefer to wipe your computer and remove the infestation but we see it differently. With a wealth of experience in this trade, we can remove the viruses without making a dent on your hard disk data.

    Types of Malware

  • Adware – Downloads or displays pop-up ads
  • Spyware – Monitors keystrokes and website activities to steal your personal information
  • Fraud ware – A fake application (for example, a virus scanner or codec) that is malicious
  • Rootkit – A hard-to-detect program that gives the attacker remote access to your computer
  • Trojan – Installs additional malware in the background
  • Computer virus – A program that replicates to infect other computers
  • How Was I Infected?

    Malware can come from many sources, including malicious banner ads, spam, infected websites or freeware. Lately, we’ve noticed a rise in fraudulent anti-virus programs such as XP Anti-virus 2008/2009, MS Anti-virus, and Anti-Spyware 2008. These fake anti-virus programs are frequently downloaded from ad banners, which claim to remove non-existent malware from your computer. Once downloaded, it will often take control of the important registries on the disks and force the user to enter their credit card information.

    Most malware programs are designed to be hard to remove. Malware often embeds itself in windows, hiding its files or modifying system files with its own code. This makes it very hard for the average user to remove – special utilities are often required that can unmask the virus, allowing for its deletion. Many companies prefer to wipe your computer and remove the infestation but we see it differently. With a wealth of experience in this trade, we can remove the viruses without making a dent on your hard disk data.

    Types of Malware

  • Adware – Downloads or displays pop-up ads
  • Spyware – Monitors keystrokes and website activities to steal your personal information
  • Fraud ware – A fake application (for example, a virus scanner or codec) that is malicious
  • Rootkit – A hard-to-detect program that gives the attacker remote access to your computer
  • Trojan – Installs additional malware in the background
  • Computer virus – A program that replicates to infect other computers
  • Laptop Repairs

    Laptop keyboard replacement – Stuck keys, missing keys, or dead keys
    Hinge repair – Broken or loose hinges
    Inverter board replacement – No picture on screen
    LCD CCFL replacement – No picture, or red pink tint on screen
    Laptop motherboard repair – Laptop doesn’t turn on
    Laptop CD-RW/DVD replacement – Can’t read CDs or play DVDs
    Laptop DC jack repair – Laptop doesn’t power on and/or won’t charge
    Laptop hard drive replacement – Laptop slow or crashing
    Replacement display – Strange lines/colours or no picture
    Laptop memory upgrades – Constantly having to wait for the computer to “catch up”

    For fast and efficient computer and gadget repairs in Poole, look no further than Poole Computer Services.