Good afternoon we are with a customer near the Beverley toad at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here to solve an issue with the customers Freeserve (Orange) email accounts.
Good morning we are with a customer on Jordan Close at Kenilworth in Warwickshire, we are here to look at a scanner issue on a HP Photosmart C7210 multi function printer, oddly the issue here is that the printer works fine but the scanner thinks its disconnected, the problem it seems is that the AVG internet security is blocking the HP solutions centre from keeping the scanner alive, this was confirmed by first trying to disable the AVG firewall which failed and still gave a scanner disconnected error, then as AVG needed updating from version 9 to version 2012 we removed the internet security and tested which worked on the scanner.
Up on loading the new AVG 2012 it then showed as disconnected again even with the firewall disabled, we have logged a support ticket with AVG and are awaiting their response.
Good morning we are with Complete Environmental Services in Kineton between Warwick and Banbury, we are here to set up and test a number of email accounts on the customers new Apple iPhone.
Update Complete Pest control has recently changed premises to Bloxham Mill Business Centre,Barford Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4FF and can be found at http://www.completeenvironmentalservices.co.uk/
We are with a customer on The Fairways at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. The customer has reported a browser hijack and other malware and other computer virus problems.
All virus removal tools are disabled by this rootkit and we had to load in safe mode then run the removal tools, it seem McAfee are not currently recognising the root kit Zero Access and we removed by installing the free version of Avast antivirus.
Good morning we are with a customer on Hammon Green at Wellesbourne in Warwickshire, we are here to effect a repair on an Acer Aspire 5738 / 5338 laptop computer that has a loose power supply socket, this will involve disassembling the computer and removing the main motherboard to see if the socket looks repairable and assuming that it does need re soldering and strengthening the socket before testing and reassembling .
Update: The Acer Aspire 5738 / 5338 laptop computer was repaired successfully, and as the machine was 2.5 years old it seemed prudent to change the CR2032 battery that holds the time date and CMOS information as they can last 3 to 5 years and normally would be inaccessible.
We are now with a customer on Warwick New Road at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here to help support the customer who has had a virus issue and can now not install a wireless adaptor.
Update: The virus had effected the exe file association so we edited the registry, installed the wireless adaptor, upgraded the antivirus and installed Open Office.
Good morning we are with a customer on Beverley Road at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here because the customer has reported problems printing with their Epson printer.
Update: This one turned out to be a cartridge had emptied during cartridge replacement it seems to be a common problem with refilled cartridges of a this type if not left to rest over night before installing.
Good morning we are with a customer on Guys Cliffe Road at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here to help the customer solve an issue with their internet which started after upgrading the antivirus to AVG 2012 Internet Security.
Update: Before we arrived the customer had ran system restore and this had got the internet security in to a bit of a mess, the add remove programs and the AVG removal tool would not work , so we removed all the temp files and application data, ran the Windows Install Cleaner and was then able to attempt a reinstall of the program, once installed the firewall failed and got stuck in a reboot loop, this seemed to be going no where fast so we removed the program and reinstalled the AVG Free which worked first time.
We also realigned the Brother DCP585CW whilst here as the print out appeared to have a blurred shadow in normal printing mode, with adjustment this appeared to be better, with Fine mode looking perfect.
We are now with Flooring inspirations on Wharf Street at Warwick in Warwickshire, we are here to replace a faulty router with a new Netgear DSN1000 Router, after which we do but get random Connection issues on the customers Dell Computer, to solve this problem we fixed the wireless channel , cleared the TCP IP , winsocks, cache and the DNS and this fixed the issue.
It seems some customers have been having issues collecting their hosted emails all appear to be on BT Infinity or BT ADSL connections, we spoke to BT Yesterday and it appears there was a DNS issue which has been resolved, if this is the case power cycle your BT router and your email should start working again.
Good afternoon we are with a customer on Bankfield Drive at Milverton in Royal Leamington Spa, we are here to check an issue with downloading attachments from BT Yahoo webmail, the machine has been checked for viruses, malware and tested with google mail, so it appears to be a BT Yahoo issue , we are obtaining more help via BT Customer help online, they put us on to a support rep via the telephone and in the end reset the DNS at there end and got us to cycle the power on the router .
Good morning we are with Complete Environmental Services at the Plantagenet Trading Estate on the Warwick Road in Kineton between Warwick and Banbury in Warwickshire, we are here to reset all the customers email systems on all their computers and devices, remove some spyware, malware and a virus from one of there computer systems.
Update: We installed the email on their computer systems, Apple iPhones and Apple iPad, the Toshiba laptop computer needed TCP/IP and winsocks resetting, and a desktop computer needed 2 antivirus programs removing, this was causing the computer to run slower.
We are with Paul Swanson Guitar Tuition at Greville Road on the Emscote in Warwick, we are here because the customer has reported that their MSI Notebook computer is running very slowly.
Update after removing 10 entries from the registry, we removed several toolbars and unneeded programs, found and removed a Trojan Vundo virus and other malware , updated the antivirus to AVG 2012 and flash to the latest version.
Good afternoon we are now back at Marton in Warwickshire, we are here to set up the customers new Lenovo computer system recover the data from the failing Packard Bell PC, recovered the emails and address book, installed the router and setup the HP PSC 2115 multi function Printer.
Good morning, We are with a customer on the High Street at Marton in Warwickshire, we have been called out to look at a Packard Bell iMedia 2326 computer that is misbehaving, the Customer has reported that this Microsoft Windows 7 installed computer is working fine in safe mode, but fails in normal mode by giving a security centre error on start up, Control Alt Delete is having no effect and the machine is locking up with out warning.
Update: This after checking the registry and start up files, we looked for malware and checked the Heat sink and Fan on the Processor we found nothing untoward on the computer, we checked the Event Log and found the error “Parity error on Device Raid Port 0”, this is a problem with the hard drive we have attempted to do a recovery on the drive and it reached 13 % before the computer locked up, this lock up is being caused by a failing hard drive.
The customer has decided to get a new computer, as this one is about 4 years old now and we will recover the data at that point.
Good morning we are with a customer on Bridge End at Warwick in Warwickshire, we are here to repair the connection between the customers Brother multi function printer to scan correctly with the customers Toshiba laptop computer.
We are now with a customer on Shottery Road at Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire. we are here because after a Trojan virus got on to the customers Dell Inspiron laptop computer, they performed a system restore to return the system to normal but in doing so their documents music and pictures have disappeared , so we are here to attempt a recovery of the missing data.
Update all the documents recovered , updated the Antivirus to AVG 2012 and ran a malware scan which found a number of issues including a Trojan downloader virus.
Good afternoon we are now with a customer on Campriano Drive at Warwick in Warwickshire, we are here to solve a problem with a McAfee subscription update as supplied by their BT Infinity package.
We managed to sort this over the phone it turned out to be an incorrectly set time and dated, causing a security certificate error when trying to download the update from the internet.
Next today we are with a customer in Farnell Drive at Stratford on Avon in Warwickshire, we are here because the customer has reported an Problem with not being able to download his Email on his main computer.
Update: on this one we removed unwanted toolbars, removed a W32.Malware-Gen Malware, ran a malware scan and ran an Antivirus Scan, reset TCP/IP and Winsocks
We are now with a customer on Greatheed Road at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here because the customer has reported that their HP printer is not printing , so we need to check what the issue is and if able to get working the customer has never been able to get it Installed as a wireless printer.
Update: Whilst here we tested the HP Deskjet F4580 Printer and found that its wireless is faulty, the BT Infinity is working perfectly, the wireless on the Dell 1545 Laptop was functioning but not at full speed only downloading at 20 megabits per second, whilst cabled and on my wireless test phone it produced above 35 megabits on download. we also updated the customers antivirus to AVG 2012 which found an uninstalled virus in the downloads folder called Trojan Horse Cryptic.BSC, luckily it seems it was downloaded but not running. (several faults occurring here )
Good morning we are with a customer on the Stratford Road at Warwick in Warwickshire, we are here because the customer is reporting poor wireless signal to their BT Infinity wireless router with their Compaq Laptop Computer.
Update: There was a connection issue with the infinity router and so we rang BT technical support who got the broadband up and running quiet quickly, the weak signal was because the laptop had reattached its self to a neighbours BT Openzone network, After getting the computer working properly on the customers router we found the internet was still slow to respond so we deleted the internet cache and this fixed the issue.
We went to Hampton Magna in Warwickshire on Tuesday the 21st of April for a computer repair, to find a Trojan virus that was designed to scare users in to paying for a fake police fine (also known as ransomware), pretty easy to remove but took about an hour with updating the antivirus to a newer version and checking all clear.
For our last job today we are with a customer at Palmer road at Whitnash in Warwickshire, the customer has reported issues with their computer and we here to help. They have an email that wont delete and the www.telegraph.co.uk was not opening on Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.
All repaired within the hour.
This morning we are with a customer at Kenilworth in Warwickshire to install a backup system for an external USB hard drive for this we are using the download for Synctoy from Microsoft , the reason for using this is that it is pretty easy to use and does not take to long because it only copies the files that have been changed.
Good morning today we are with a customer on the Radford Road at Leamington spa in Warwickshire, we are here to investigate a computer that has power but no screen display output.
Update: upon Investigation it was found that a surge had tripped the power supplies thermal switch, all we needed to do here was removal the power and in the time taken to confirm the power lead worked the thermal switch had reset. this was then tested all working for now, quite lucky as it goes.
Good afternoon we are now with a customer on Almond Avenue at Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here to setup an IMAP email sync on their laptop computer system and other teething problems.
Next today we are at Langcliffe Avenue on the Woodloes in Warwick, we are here because the customers internet has stopped working, after testing we find its an issue with the length of the telephone extension line to the ADSL modem that’s installed here, however in the past 6 years since it was installed their requirements have changed, so we have altered the wiring to make it work, upgraded to a wireless ADSL modem router and set up the computers here to work via wireless .
Next today we are with a customer on Birches Lane at Kenilworth in Warwickshire. we are here to check an Apple iPhone and an Apple iPad that has stopped sending and receiving emails plus other computer problems.
Update Vodafone have discontinued their 360 service this means any phones using email on Vodafone will need to use an alternative outgoing Email Server.
Good morning today we are with a customer on Rouncil Lane at Kenilworth in Warwickshire, we are here to repair a computer that has a DVD-RW drive that is not working.
Good afternoon we are now with a customer on Russell Terrace at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire to setup an Apple iPhone Sync, check if a web booking system works correctly on the same phone, and some other computer maintenance.
Next today we are with Lighthorne Lamb at Lighthorne in Warwickshire, the customer is having problems with the internet at this location, this is traced to a Faulty BT Router which is reset for now but is quite old and will need replacing in the near future.
Good morning we are on Rouncil Lane at Kenilworth in Warwickshire to help a customer with their networking requirements.
Good afternoon today we are at Warwick in Warwickshire attempting to do a data recovery on a customers Hewlett Packard laptop hard drive.
Update: Successfully managed to recover the hard drive and transferred the customers pictures to a DVD Disc