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So Your Computer Is Slow….

We have all run across a common situation. That computer you bought just a couple of years ago used to work just fine and meet all of your needs, but lately it is acting sluggish or other things are going on with it. You may even be thinking it is time to buy a new computer. While we are always thrilled to help you purchase a new computer to meet your needs, maybe this is not the case.

Since purchasing the computer, have you performed any regular preventative maintenance checks? Your computer is a highly engineered piece of equipment, and just like your car, it needs regular maintenance checks to be able to operate at its best. Imagine how your car would run if you didn’t change the oil for two years?

Our technicians are able to perform a wide array of maintenance checks and tasks on your machine that will ensure that your computer works at its best so that you are able to enjoy the technology and use it to its potential. Some of the many tasks we perform include: hardware tests, virus and spyware checks, system tweaks to optimize performance, and many others.

We look forward to helping you to optimize your system, and from now until June 30, 2014, mention the code CLEAN14  or tell us that you saw this article online and receive $10 off of the cost of a preventative maintenance check/optimization (limit one per customer).

Thank you for allowing Computers on the Run to be your technology resource in Central Nebraska.

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Windows 8.1

If you already have Windows 8, upgrading to Windows 8.1 is very simple. It will be the first app you see every time you open the Windows Store and the installation happens very quickly.

You don’t have to reinstall your desktop applications or your Windows Store apps, and all your files are still there (as are libraries and the icons pinned to your taskbar).

If you have Windows 7 (or earlier versions), you have to install Windows 8 (the same process as when Windows 8 first came out) and then upgrade to Windows 8.1.

If you need assistance with getting your computer updated to 8.1 please give the experts a call at Computers On The Run for remote assistance or drop your computer off at our service center.

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Ransomware Virus

FBI Moneypak virus is a ransomware infection. This virus displays a misleading alert looking like a legitimate notification sent by the Federal Bureu of Investigation. It locks your system down so that you can’t do anything about it. These scammers want your money. They expect you to believe that you have been ‘illegally watching copyrighted content and now you have to pay a ‘fine’ through Moneypak service’. The victim is usually asked to go to Walmart or Walgreens stores to make a payment. Even if you have an anti-virus program such as Norton, McAfee, AVG, etc. you can still get this virus. The best safeguard to prevent against getting this and other viruses is to be careful and aware of what you are clicking on. Be sure to read before you click. Another tip is to use an alternative browser to Internet Explorer. Computers On The Run recommends Google Chrome. If you do get infected with this or any other virus take your computer to the experts at Computers On The Run.