Have your computers started acting sluggishly and unresponsively? Frequently this is a symptom of malware, which can be a result of opening email from unknown senders, visiting infected websites, or a variety of other causes. If this is the cause, then opening up their task manager or system monitor depending upon your operating system, is likely to reveal one or more processes taking up large amounts of CPU time.
Malware can often be silent too, only waking up occasionally when the keyboard is idle to send key files to a hacker’s server, or perhaps joining a botnet to attack other computers when the screensaver is active. This can be an even more serious problem than the type of malware which causes performance problems. These silent predators can infect whole networks and travel from computer to computer like a virus, from whose behavior they derive their name.
Because these problems, particularly the latter, have become so common, it is prudent to have computers serviced regularly, checked for malware, and updated with the latest preventative measures against it. In addition to these software protections, regular servicing can detect and prevent many of the most common causes of excessive heat build-up which is the leading cause of hardware failure.
So, if you are experiencing problems with one of your computers, or if you would like to begin a program of preventative maintenance for one whose proper functioning is important to you, why not take advantage of our carry-in service? We’re conveniently located at 4000 Sawmill Road, Doyleston, right off Route 611 (Easton Road), and you can drop off your tower or laptop with us Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Just fill out a slip and we’ll call you with an estimate as soon as we can. If you have any questions about our services, or would like to discuss a specific problem you’re having, please feel free to contact usat your convenience.