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Summer Cleaning Special

And another summer is midway through....and its time cool off your comouter and start thinking of getting back to classes, so lets get your computer ready...

Call us @ 250-890-1065 and take advantage of an awesome "Summer Cleanup Special"...have one of our friendly geeks come out and cleanup your devices for an amazing deal of $129.99*

We will get all your software up to date, confirm you have a strong working antivirus, make sure your devices are syncing information properly, help with backing up your documents and all the pictures you took all summer long, and so much more.

And if you are in the market for a new fast working machine, we do sell all types of laptops, towers, tablets, both Apple and Windows machines. So come see the geeks in Courtenay or Comox!!!

*$129.99 for the first hour and a half, and then billed in 15 minute increments

Friendly Reminder Program and Backup Monitoring

What is the Friendly Reminder Program?

Well, it is a preventative maintainence program designed to add longevity to your computer system.  This can be done in 2 ways:

1) REMOTELY: Call you and connect into your computer to update your software for security, check on your security protection and backups, check for errors, and cleanup unneeded programs running on your computer.

2) ONSITE: Come to you and dust out and physically examine your computer, check for failing hard drive, update your software for security, check on your security protection and backups, check for errors, and cleanup unneeded programs running on your computer. (This option can also be done in-store)

The program is free to join and you will get a friendly reminder phone call in 6 month intervals for the option to have a cleaning.

We also offer a Backup Monitoring Service to ensure your information is backing up properly and a notifiction will be forwarded on to you if maintainence is required.  This is an annual paid service of $50.00 for a single computer or $100.00 for multiple computers.

Snartphone Charging Tent

My Tech Guys is proud to announce that we raised $529.50 at our Smart Phone Charging Tent at Vancouver Island MusicFest 2014. 

This was our second year offering this "by donation" service to over 30,000 attendees along with some product sales of solarpanel battery chargers, rugged Bluetooth rechargable speakers and durable phone cases to help prevent drop damage. The feedback from the festival goers was extremely positive and grateful and we are so proud to support YANA.

Adware on Macs

altYes, you can now get annoying adds and browser hijacking in a mac via the nice folks from Conduit! The scary part is, that on a mac it is not just affecting your browsers, it tries to insert adds into any readable document! Including word and pdf documents. It can do this is because it uses addwords UNIX daemons, that highlight any text on the screen, to then provides a pretty popup add the moment you mouse over it - in ANY text based application!

Some generic removal instructions are here, but the launchagent/daemons names vary wildly - use your spidy-sence!:

Most of us are familiar with the little pop-ups we get asking us to install updates.  While they only take a few minutes to complete, many of us are guilty of postponing them or just ignoring them completely. But keeping up with these computer updates is actually very important when it comes to having a healthy and secure computer. These updates are just as important as having an anti-virus program.

One of the biggest and most important reasons keeping up with computer updates is so important is the fact that they help to keep our computer secure.  While they may not directly say so, a lot of these updates have to do with updating our security software aaltnd ensuring our computers are kept safe from any possible threats.  Not updating or postponing these security updates can leave your computer vulnerable to things such as malware or computer viruses that can go in and steal important information.

Some of the most common updates are:

  • Windows or Apple OS updates
  • Java
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Microsoft Office
  • Quick Time 
  • iTunes

If you have any questions or feel its been awhile since you've done any updates,  

call us and book a service call or remote service call 250-338-4411