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  A-Tec Computer is your lower-cost alternative to larger computer stores' service centers.  I provide quick service and genuine personal attention to your computing needs.  My specialties are in residential issues but I also respond to commercial requests.

Areas of service include Nicholasville, Lexington, Versailles, Richmond, Georgetown, Danville, Lancaster and nearby Kentucky communities.
 


 

FaceBook "ImageGate"  New threat for 2017.  WATCH OUT!

If Zuckerberg doesn't fix this exploit potential, heads are going to roll.  Short story is that picture or video files are being presented on Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media sites in the form of a file thumbnail link.  When the thumbnail picture is clicked, a download permission box appears where the user agrees to run or save the file or is taken to a page that tells you an update is needed to view the picture or video.   Once downloaded, the user is expected to open the file and opening the file runs malicious code which locks you out of your personal data.

Here's a link explaining the issue: CLICK.

Also check my Malware page.


Windows 10: Setup, Training and Solutions...

New computers are now being shipped with Windows 10 and let's just say that it's different than what you are used to. Things are different than Windows 7 and it begins when you first turn on a brand new computer and select "Use Recommended Settings" instead of "Customized Settings".

If you want your new Windows 10 operating system to look and behave more like Windows 7, not divulge information of you and your contacts with Microsoft, then call me before you even open the box.  And it doesn't have to be new - I can do the same with Windows 10 systems that are already set up.

Check out my Windows 10 page.


Fake Warnings on the Web: Don't be fooled, don't call the number....

These are everywhere and they are tricks!  Do not ever let anyone you don't know take remote control of your computer.

The new technique is to scare the user with a fake warning screen in the Internet, the person gains the user's trust in order to allow them access, and they quickly use a built-in Windows encryption utility to lock the computer.  When the user finally suspects a scam and hangs up, they later discover they have been locked out of their computer the first time the computer is restarted.

As actual viruses in the wild are on the decline, Internet trickery is on the rise.  If you see a full-screen pop-up with a phone number on it, IT IS A TRICK.  Do not call the number.  Just close the window.  Ctrl-Alt-Delete > Task Manager


Comprehensive Computer Services
A-Tec offers reasonably-priced solutions to a multitude of computing and technology issues.  I have a creative can-do attitude but at the same time, I can also see the last domino fall and will recognize early on when a repair may involve more money than the issue is worth.

My diagnosis is free (less travel) and I realize that this policy does not always generate immediate business, but my strong business ethic is to honestly advise potential customers based on what I would do if it were my issue.  Sometimes it's better to cut your losses and NOT repair a computer.  I will give you some possible repair options and then advise you on what I would do.
 

Virus / malware removal is a specialty
Expert malware / virus removal including the FBI Virus.  PLEASE do not purchase a money card as instructed by this malware variant - you will lose your money.  Call me instead.

Malware infections typically begin online with fake warning pop-ups followed by fake virus scanning windows.  Interacting with either can cause the installation of malicious files and system changes that bring automatic web page redirects, more false virus warnings, loss of Internet connection, etc..

Before attempting to repair a malware infection on your own, please read this warning note.  I use my own systematic technique which succeeds without data loss, file damage or system changes where others may tell you a reformat/reinstall is necessary.  I can usually completely reverse even the worst infection during a house-call which is the same rate as a pickup & return.

Click here for my rates and also read about my malware removal procedure.
 

 

 

 

 


Professionally Certified,
Insured, and Licensed




Drop-off, on-site, and remote service
 

  • Malware / Virus Removal
  • Hardware / Software Glitches
  • Laptop Screen Replacement
  • System Upgrades
  • Network Setup / Troubleshooting
  • Windows Reinstallations
  • New System Set-up
  • Instruction / Tutoring



 
   
 

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