November Deal of the Month

A lot of computer viruses are loud, destructive things. They often throw up pop up advertisements or drastically affect your system's stability and performance, or lock you out of accessing all your files. But there is another set of computer viruses call keyloggers that try to stay sneaky and quiet so they can watch where you go and what you type on the Internet. They try and take special note of whenever you type something that looks like a username and password so they can send off your login details to hackers.

As part of our Novemember deal of the month, we're offering a reduced cost $89 security checkups for all desktop and laptop computers. We'll give your computer a thorough scan and root out any adware, spyware, viruses, or ransomware that has found its way onto your system.

Just because you computer seems to be acting fine doesn't mean you are completely safe. Get your Mac or PC checked out today, before the holiday season truly begins. For more information, call us at 903.858.4383 or email us at info@computerrepairintyler.com


Be Careful With Recent Versions of CCleaner

The popular Windows cleanup utility CCleaner recently got hacked and for a time was actually spreading a virus to anyone who downloaded it from its official site. Hackers managed to slip in a virus into version 5.3 of CCleaner. This version was the one being offered by parent company Piriform from August 15 through September 12th. Given that millions of people use CCleaner, its possible that this hack affected thousands, if not millions of users.

We have seen this kind of thing happening a lot more in recent years. Hackers manage to slip their code into legitimate applications before they are released or they gain access to a popular application's download servers and swap out the normal download for one that is actually a virus that sorta looks like the application a user was expecting to install. These kinds of hacks are especially dangerous since more and more applications these days are able to auto update themselves to the latest version in order to provide new features and, ironically, security fixes. We even saw this with a version of the Apple Mac version of the popular video encoding utility Handbrake a few months back.

If you installed CCLeaner within the past few weeks, your best bet is to either run an up-to-date virus scanner on your system or, if you can, restore from a backup that you made before you installed version 5.3 of CCleaner. If you are still having problems or are not sure you successfully removed the virus you can always bring your desktop or laptop by our offices at 1331 South Beckham in Tyler just south of the hospitals. We can help you with this specific virus or give your computer a general checkup to help you find out why it is acting strangely.

You can also contact us by email at info@computerrepairintyler.com or call us at 903-858-4383.


New Mac Virus Discovered

"Macs don't get viruses" has been a sort of unspoken rule for years, but it hasn't ever really been true. Certainly, there have been less viruses for Macs over the long term, and far fewer that spread as far and wide as some of the more damaging Windows viruses, but yesterday, another example of a Mac Virus surfaced.

This virus, a variant of a previous Mac virus called Fruitfly has managed to evade both anti-virus programs and Apple’s own limited built in virus protections for years. It is able to take screenshots, record keystrokes (and thus passwords!), and even access the webcam on Macs that have one. You can read more about this Virus and how it was discovered here.

Fortunately, now that this virus variant has been discovered it is being added to the databases of popular antivirus applications. That said, if your Mac is acting funny, it’s possible it could be infected by some virus or malware. At Computer Repair in Tyler, we have the latest virus scanning tools and can diagnosis even the oddest or most elusive problems.
If you need help with your Mac or PC, give us a call today at 903-858-4383, email us at info@computerrepairintyler.com, or stop on by at 1331 South Beckham next to the gas station near the hospitals.


June Deal of the Month: 10% Off Virus & Spyware Removal

Last month, the world saw the release and spread of a much higher than normal number of viruses and spyware programs. Most notably, the dangerous ransomware known as "WannaCry" infected and locked users out of hundreds of thousands of computers in only a few days thanks to targeting a Windows flaw originally discovered by the NSA. In the last few days, there have been rumors of similar hacking groups preparing to release new info on software vulnerabilities that could enable the quick spread of new viruses.

At Computer Repair in Tyler, one of the core services we offer is Virus and Spyware removal for Windows and Apple Macintosh computers, and to help combat this uptick in computer viruses, we're making our June Deal of the Month a discount on our Virus and Malware removal services. If your PC or Mac is acting funny or having weird issues, bring it to us and we can help you diagnosis and remove any viruses and spyware programs that filtered down from the Internet.

We can also help you if your computer has caught a piece of Ransomware that locks you out of your files and demands money to have them restored. In past cases, these ransomware programs have been poorly coded and have had flaws and workarounds that we have been able to research and use to help users get their files back without having to pay money to the hackers.

If you think your computer has caught a virus, bring it to us as soon as you can and mention our Deal of the Month to get a 10% discount. And remember, we can handle all your other computer repair needs, such as laptop screen replacements, operating system reinstalls, and hard drive data recovery, as well.

We are located at:
1331 South Beckham in Tyler, Texas, 75701. Look for us between the Big Lots and the gas station just south of the hospitals.
If you have any questions, you can reach us at 903.858.4383 or by emailing us at info@computerrepairintyler.com


Dangerous New Microsoft Word Virus Discovered

A dangerous new Microsoft Word vulnerability was discovered late last week. This flaw triggers when a user opens an infected Microsoft Word document that was emailed to them. The virus is able to direct Word to download a clever virus installing application that is disguised as a Microsoft Word window. This automated program then downloads a variety of other viruses and malware and installs it on the user's computer before cleaning itself up and opening a real Microsoft Word file to make it look like nothing nefarious has happened.

Some anti-virus makers have already updated their programs to detect these infected Word documents, but Microsoft has not yet rolled out a patch. For now, users need to be extra careful about opening Word documents sent to them, especially if they do not have an anti-virus program installed.

If you need help cleaning up your computer after it gets a virus or want help installing an up-to-date anti-virus program, come see us at 1331 South Beckham in Tyler. We're even having a spring cleaning special in April where you can get 10% off our virus cleanup services.


Spring Has Sprung! Time For A Great Spring Cleaning Deal!

As we move away from March, it's becoming more and more evident that Spring is here! The flowers are blooming, the temps are warming, and we're starting to get those quick spring showers that sweep in and out in a days time. In honor of Spring, and the annual cleaning that often comes with it, we wanted to again offer our Spring Cleaning deal on virus and malware removal!

From now until the end of April bring your laptop or desktop by our office and you'll receive 10% off our normal virus removal rates. Our team of technicians will use the best tools avaliable to screen and remove viruses from your computer. They can also update your computer's software and apply any overdue security patches for you to help make sure your computer remains virus free.

We may not be able to help you clean you home, but come visit us at 1331 South Beckham Ave in Tyler if you need a little extra help with your computer. You can also call us at 903.531.0377 or email us at info@computerrepairintyler.com.


January Deal of the Month

Computer Repair in Tyler Wishes Everyone Across East Texas a Happy New Year!

Virus Removals | January Deal of the Month

We want to help you kick off the new year on a clean slate by offering 10% off of all virus removals. Our expert technicians can scour your entire computer for viruses and other malicious files that may be harming the performance of your computer, or worse, compromising your sensitive personal information. We can diagnose and remove any virus including malware and spyware applications. Our technicians can also provide anti-virus solutions that will update your registries and scan your system regularly for potential threats. Regularly running these scans with an anti-virus software that you know is going to work is the best possible practice for avoiding future infections.

Some Signs Your Computer May Be Infected:

  • missing folders and files
  • unreadable files
  • slow startup & system speed
  • internet connection constantly disconnecting
  • frequent website redirects & pop ups
  • installing unwanted programs
  • corrupted files and folders
  • blue screens
  • system freezes up frequently

Fill Out Our Convenient Online Contact Form to Get Your Computer Repair Started!

We respond to all online requests quickly and efficiently. Or, simply drop by our storefront location on South Beckham Avenue in midtown - right down the street from Trinity Mother Frances and ETMC. We have expert technicians on-site available to assist you in person. We can also come to you if that's what is needed, and we even have the ability to do remote support in certain instances!

Or Call Us - (903)858-4383


December Deals of the Month

Computer Repair in Tyler Wishes Everyone Across East Texas a Happy, Peaceful and Safe Holiday Season this Year.

December Deals at Computer Repair in Tyler

Right now, we are offering several holiday deals on many of our computer repair and IT support services. We know most of you are probably thinking about buying new things for you and your loved ones this time of year, but just in case you find yourself in a technologically unfortunate situation between now and Christmas, we are here to get that not-so-new something up and running again. Everyone wants and needs their computers to function properly at all times, especially during the holiday season when many of you will be sharing holiday photos with your friends and family, traveling to other destinations, and shopping online. We want to help you not break the bank should a less than desirable situation arise, because everyone needs to save some coin wherever possible when it comes time for Christmas shopping.

Our Special December Deals Include:

Fill Out Our Convenient Online Contact Form to Get Your Special Holiday Deals & Repair Started!

We respond to all online requests quickly and efficiently. Or, simply drop by our storefront location on South Beckham Avenue in midtown - right down the street from Trinity Mother Frances and ETMC. We have expert technicians on-site available to assist you in person. We can also come to you if that's what is needed, and we even have the ability to do remote support in certain instances!

Happy Holidays From All of Us at Computer Repair in Tyler, May the Season Bring Joy to Your Hearts!

 

 

 


Holiday Deals From Our Family To Yours

Computer Repair in Tyler Wishes Everyone Across East Texas a Happy, Peaceful and Safe Holiday Season this Year.

Holiday Deals at Computer Repair in Tyler

Right now, we are offering several holiday deals on many of our computer repair and IT support services. We know most of you are probably thinking about buying new things for you and your loved ones this time of year, but just in case you find yourself in a technologically unfortunate situation between now and Christmas, we are here to get that not-so-new something up and running again. Everyone wants and needs their computers to function properly at all times, especially during the holiday season when many of you will be sharing holiday photos with your friends and family, traveling to other destinations, and shopping online.  We want to help you not break the bank should a less than desirable situation arise, because everyone needs to save some coin wherever possible when it comes time for Christmas shopping.

Our Special Holiday Deals Include:

Fill Out Our Convenient Online Contact Form to Get Your Special Holiday Deals & Repair Started!

We respond to all online requests quickly and efficiently. Or, simply drop by our storefront location on South Beckham Avenue in midtown - right down the street from Trinity Mother Frances and ETMC. We have expert technicians on-site available to assist you in person. We can also come to you if that's what is needed, and we even have the ability to do remote support in certain instances!

Happy Holidays From All of Us at Computer Repair in Tyler, May the Season Bring Joy to Your Hearts!

 

 

 


September Deal of the Month

For the month of September, Computer Repair in Tyler is offering all students a 10% discount on all of our hourly services. We all know getting ready to go back to school can be a hassle. Thankfully we are offering back to school specials for all of our local students. If you have noticed that your laptop or desktop is not performing up to par we can help you. Our location off of South Beckham Drive in Tyler is easily accessible from both the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College. To take advantage of our Back to School Specials, simply visit our store with your valid student ID and we will honor the back to school specials on all of our hourly services. Some of our most popular services include virus/spyware/malware removal, data recovery, hard drive upgrades/replacements, full system reinstalls and software/operating system upgrades.


We also fix cracked laptop screens at a flat rate of $59.95 + parts (non-touchscreen devices) and $69.95 + parts (touchscreen devices).

  • Computer Repair in Tyler offers these services on out-of-warranty Apple machines in addition to all Windows/PC machines

If you would like more information, or are unsure of what your particular problem might be, you can contact us in advance by calling (903)858-4383. Additionally, you can click here to fill out our contact form and we will respond to your request promptly. Being a student, it is likely that you use social media as one of your primary forms of communication - we've got you covered there too: