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Computer Repair Macclesfield – Your Computer Is Infected – Or Is It?

March 31, 2009

Don’t panic! Famous line from The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy and also good advice. I know many of you do exactly that when your computer goes wrong. There really is no need to panic. Whatever the computer problem is, there is a good chance that PC Guardians computer repairs Macclesfield can fix it for you.

Viruses and spyware are at the forefront of many Macclesfield computer problems and it is indeed a nuisance to end up with a computer infected with spyware. One of the most prevalent problems at the moment are rogue anti-virus and spyware applications. The first sign you have been infected is the appearance of windows system error messages and pop ups informing you that your computer has been infected. This is usually followed by an offer to scan your computer and fix the problems for you. Once you take the offer of a scan the ploy to extract money from you begins.

By this stage your computer has been infected and the rogue application will appear to scan your computer, after which it will report that your computer has hundreds maybe even thousands of infections on it. You will be offered the chance to remove the infections by paying for the full version of the application. Please do not pay for this software as it is complete rubbish and you do not need it. By paying you are not only giving money to criminals but there is also a strong chance that you are compromising your credit card details as well.

These applications go by various names including Win Fixer, Spyware Protestor 2009. Anti-Virus 2009 and others. The best plan of action is to call us and we will remove the spyware from your computer for you. Please be aware that these applications do pose a real threat and are difficult to remove unless you have the appropriate knowledge.

PC Guardians provide a professional, friendly computer repair service in Macclesfield and surrounding areas such as Bollington, Congleton, Prestbury, Knutsford & Leek. Often we will collect your computer and return it when repairs are complete.

Costs associated with this type of repair are in the region of £70-£80 and your computer will be with us for 2-5 working days maximum. You can contact us on 07955 520730


Computer Check-up special offer for Macclesfield Residents

May 29, 2008

Computer repair Macclesfield

With the holiday season upon us, many people neglect to look after their computer properly because they simply do not have time or may be unaware of the best way to protect the computer. A computer needs to be checked out every few months to make sure it is running at its best.

When was the last time you performed any maintenace on your computer? Is the operating system up to date, do you have spyware or virus infections on the computer. Would you realise if you had? If you are not maintaining your computer properly, you are increasing the chances of becoming another statistic of the growing Internet and identity fraud problem. Do you want a crook using your credit card details to buy goods online and leaving you with the bill?

Ray at PC Guardians performs computer repair and maintenance in Macclesfield. To encourage Macclesfield computer users to protect their computers and identities, PC Guardians is running a special offer for June.

Just for the month of June, Macclesfield computer users can get a full computer maintenance health check and optimization for just £49.99!

The service includes free collection and delivery of your computer (In Macclesfield & surrounding area) and the following maintenance services:

  • Full virus scan using latest anti-virus scanner
  • Full spyware/malware scan
  • Installation of anti-virus protection if none present
  • Operating system updates (Including XP service pack 3/Vista SP1)
  • Driver updates if necessary
  • System optimization to increase speed (Dependent on age & spec of computer)
  • Full hard drive optimization and defragmentation
  • Registry clean
  • Removal of dust build up from internal components and cooling fans (if necessary)
  • Cleaning of external computer case

All this for only £49.99! I know we must be mad but we are happy to provide Macclesfield with a friendly, professional service at the right price. This offer will not be advertised in local papers such as the Macclesfield Express so make sure you bookmark this page or write the number down for safekeeping.

Don’t forget Macclesfield, this offer is for June only so get calling now on 07955 520730


Computer Repair Service Now Available in Macclesfield, Cheshire

September 6, 2006

pc guardians macclesfieldIt is an unfortunate fact of life that computers can, and do quite often, breakdown. It is only when this occurs that you realise just what a major part computers play in everyday life. Emails, MSN Messenger and Ebay, all things you now take for granted, are suddenly gone. If you run a business from home it can be a disaster to have a broken computer or internet access available.

Just a reminder! Always keep regular backups of important data such as accounts, customers details and even family photographs.
PC Guardians of Macclesfield, offer a full diagnostic and repair service for your desktop computer. Whatever the trouble we can help you. All repairs are performed at our workshop. This actually helps to reduce the repair times due to all equipment being readily available and to hand.

All we need from you is a full description of the problem you have encountered, your name and address details and a phone number. We will do the rest including collect & return of your computer (Collect and return in Macclesfield area is now 100% FREE!).  After testing and diagnosis of the problem, you will be contacted if the repair requires any new hardware. Please note we will always contact you before replacing any computer hardware.

If it is uneconomical to repair the computer we can advise you with regard to a replacement system. We also offer a setup and installation service for new computer systems.

Please note we do not retail computer systems. The computer market is so cut throat that we simply can not compete with the likes of Dell and other large companies. As stated earlier we offer computer buying advice. This helps you to save money by only buying what you need.

If you own a latop or notebook computer the repair situation is slightly different. Due to the advanced electronic and electrical engineering inside a laptop we are unable to offer a complete repair service. Repairs we perform on laptops include spyware and virus removal, hard drive replacement or upgrade, memory replacement and Windows repair and complete re-installation.

PC Guardians make every effort to complete repairs within 3-5 working days.

If your laptop is completely beyond repair we offer a service to remove the hard drive and attempt to recover your files and data. Please be aware of the fact this is not always possible. If you are selling your laptop, you should consider having the hard drive securely erased or overwritten. Many people sell or throw away old computers and laptops under the impression they are destroyed at the tip or dump. This is certainly not the case at all with most computer equipment being re-sold as second user.

This means that your old computer could end up in the hands of a new owner. Unscrupulous criminals can and will retrieve personal information from your old hard drive, even if it has been formatted. This information can allow your identity to be stolen. PC Guardians are pleased to offer you peace of mind with our secure data destruction and hard drive disposal service. All data is erased by overwriting several times and the empty hard drive can then be disposed of without worry of identity theft.

If your computer is giving you a bad day, why not give PC Guardians a call!

Tel: 07955 520730