Happy Summer, everyone!

That means it's time to think about computer maintenance again.

Computer downtime is very frustrating. Dealing with a malware or virus infection is never easy. Failures never happen at a convenient time. Therefore, it's important to keep your computer running smoothly as you continue to rely on it to keep in touch with the world. I recommend servicing your computers once a year.

Proper maintenance helps keep your information safe.

My Summer 2022 Clean-Up service can help. A 1.5- to 2-hour REMOTE* session allows me to thoroughly check out your computer. I'll clean up all the junk that has accumulated since the last cleaning. I'll check to be sure that your antivirus and firewall are functioning properly, and that your software is up-to-date. I'll run virus and malware scans to make sure your important information is safe. And I'll test for signs of failing hardware.

See the items I check HERE

When I'm finished, I'll provide a report and review it with you.

Bonus: I'll provide a Windows 11 compatibility assessment. We can see whether your computer is up to the task. (Not to worry, Windows 10 will be supported through October 2025.)

Please allow me to help you keep your trusted companion secure and running smoothly. Please sign up for this service, especially if you missed last year's clean-up.

*I can check all of the items on the checklist via a remote access session with you. You do not have to stay at your computer while I work.

Are you ready to sign up?

Appointments are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., on a first-come basis. Please include a few dates and times when you would like to schedule; I'll do my best to accommodate you.

Let's add some peace of mind with these additional tools:

NEW: Malwarebytes Premium - Add an extra layer of real-time protection to your computer's built-in security to help fend off malicious attacks that may sneak by traditional antivirus programs.

Data backups - Do you have a plan in place? Is it up-to-date? Do you have a cloud storage option? Cloud backups further protect your important data in case of disaster. Let's get this done!

Hard drive health - How old is it? Is it showing signs of wear? Is your computer running slower because of an old spinning-type hard drive? I can help.

Unsupported Microsoft programs - Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 and Office 2010 two years ago. These are real security concerns that must be addressed.

Password management tools - Let's discuss the advantages of having unique, complex passwords for all of your web accounts. I'll show you how a password manager tool can help you achieve that goal.

2-Factor Authentication (2FA) - We've heard of it. Many of us use it without even knowing that we are. I'll explain what it is and why it is a good idea to use 2FA. We can explore the security vs. (in)convenience and make an informed decision.

The complete maintenance service costs $199 for the first computer. A $25 discount is offered for each additional computer. This special pricing is available through July 15, 2022.

Costs for parts and labor beyond the cleanup tasks are not included in the special price.

As always, time slots will fill up quickly.

Call or email me today. Your computer will thank you.

Call: (847) 338-3803
I appreciate your business and your referrals!

Dave Mason,

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