Good afternoon we are with a customer in Kineton Between Warwick and Banbury, The customer has reported a problem on one of their computers in which each time their antivirus removes a Trojan virus it keeps reappearing on their computer after it has been shut down or rebooted.
After editing the registry, deleting the temporary files and clearing the cache we ran a Malwarebytes Scan which found and removed the files which were causing the Trojan virus to reappear.
Good morning we are with a customer at Barford in Warwickshire who has a new Samsung notebook computer and is missing the contact details for Microsoft Windows Live Mail email program, it seems the wrong address book had been imported in to the email program so we removed the contacts and re imported from the customers old computer system.
Good afternoon we are with a customer on the Chase Meadows in Warwick, The customer has reported several problems on their notebook computer running Microsoft Windows XP, the first problem was that the computer had lost all of the customers data, it seems the customer had purchased the computer from a previous employer and the computer had been set up to synchronise when returned to the office, some how the computer had been reset to be used as a stand alone machine and this had hidden the protected data, this required us to run system restore and return to a previous state which also solve a lesser issue with synchronising an Apple iPhone this had stopped working after a Microsoft Windows update for Apple had installed.
Now we have a fully working computer we are able to reproduce the customers original fault which was that they were unable to save any thing in to the documents folder, the documents folder is in fact an offline folder to solve this we just upped the limit on the offline folder size.
Whilst here we also checked that the backup system was backing up the Offline folder with all the customers data.
Good morning we are with www.noflatbatteries.com at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here to repair sound problem with one of the companies computers, after fixing the issue on the computer we checked the companies website to see which pages need work for future optimisation.
Good morning today I am with a customer near Lewis Road at Radford Semele in Warwickshire, we are here because the customer has reported issues with using his Apple Macbook Pro Computer, It seems the problems the customer has on his Apple Macbook Pro are all to do with driver issues and need to be downloaded from the internet, unfortunately the internet service provider is Enta and the tariff has never been upgraded so the download speed obtainable (70 Kilobits per Second) is only about twice the speed of an old fashioned dial up connection (35 to 40 Kilobits per Second), the customer is already with sky for his telephone and TV package so we have ordered their Sky broadband unlimited package which they have reported should run between 1 and 4 Megabits per second and come back to fix the computer issues after the Sky Broadband has been activated.
This morning we are with Avon Energy Assessors Ltd at Welford on Avon in Warwickshire, we are here because the customer has reported that their laptop computer has slowed down and is not loading certain pages on Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook was not sending or receiving emails.
First we edited the registry and removed and unneeded programs from the machine amongst these are toolbar’s and recognised malware such as Babylon, Funweb, Yontoo etc. We then ran a Malwarebytes scan to check the machine and it found and removed further potentially unwanted programs (PUPS) .
We also downloaded and installed PDF creator to allow the customer to create PDF files from any program that can print.
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.
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 )
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.
Phew last job of the day we are now in Lillington Between Leamington Spa and Cubbington . We are here to setup a new router on an aol broadband system, The old router is a BT one that looks like its been used for 6 years or more one of the original ones aol provided when it first launched broadband. still we managed to find all the details and set up a netgear wireless router in its place.
This afternoon we are with a customer in Eathorpe, We are here to repair an issue with Outlook Express, We also remove search bars updated the antivirus and firewall and other general computer maintenance.
Today we have been working around Warwick the first job in Coten End to repair an issue on a laptop computer, The problem being that Word was not loading,
The Second of the day is for solving a Webmail issue on a computer running Windows XP
The Last of the day is for an ongoing ADSL problem the issue here is convincing the broadband operator that the fault is theirs to solve they seem to be giving us more hoops to jump through than usual.
UPDATE the issue in the end was found to be an internal fault on the telephone wiring but the trouble was the line would not increase in speed until 3 days after being added to the test socket unfortunately this is down to how the ADSL system tries to keep fault lines alive.
Good Morning today we are starting with a computer repair for a customer in Warwick.
The problem on this computer is that it is running slow so we will check the registry run a virus scan and run a Malwarebytes scan to make sure the machine is clean.
It is also worth checking the fan on the processor is not clogged up with dust hair and carpet as this will raise the processor temperature which on the better processors higher temperature equals slow the processor down to compensate.
Good Afternoon, We are with a customer on Austin Edwards Drive in Warwick, We are here because the customer is having problems with Internet Explorer locking up their computer, We fix this computer by Editing the Registry, Removing all unneeded programs and toolbars and then running a malware which removed a few trojan viruses.
Good morning we are with a customer at Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire, We are here to solve an issue with the customers computer, The computer has power lights and fans but no screen output, On this one we repaired the computer by removing the video card, processor and memory cleaning the connectors and reassembling, This gave us a working computer, then we edited the registry and removed unneeded programs this helped keep the computer running well.
We are now in Eathorpe near Leamington Spa, We are here because the customer has reported that Internet Explorer has been blocked on her computer system, What we had to do here was reset the winsocks and TCP/IP settings and this repaired the issue.
We are with a customer on the Stockton Road at Long Itchington near Southam in Warwickshire, We are here because the customer has attempted to run the recovery disk on a HP Pavilion DV9700 laptop computer, Unfortunately the disk supplied does not contain the correct drivers for the laptop. We get around this by temporarily plugging in a wireless USB adaptor and connecting to the customers internet to download the correct drivers from the HP website. It needed drivers for the audio, Chipset, Modem, Touchpad, TV Tuner, Onboard video card, Onboard wired network card and the Wireless LAN to complete this repair.
Good Morning, We are with a customer on the Rugby Road at Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, We are here to look at a Packard Bell computer that has a rebooting issue, This one turned out to be a Java Script Virus which we removed.
We are at a customers on Tiddington Road in Stratford upon Avon to repair a Compaq computer which is Dead (it has no Power) it requires an ATX power supply unit which we replaced after confirming the fault.
Good afternoon we are now with a customer on Valley Road in Radford Semele. We are here to solve the customers problem which is that the computer is not starting up and giving the error “DISK BOOT FAILURE”, we manage to recover this computer and recommended that the customer backup his important data and pictures.
Good afternoon, We are now with a customer on Windy Arbour in Kenilworth, We are here to solve an issue a Files Permissions error with Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, The issue here turns out to be a piece of malware called IAV this needs to be removed from the Registry and then any associated files removed from the machine this one had an EXE, LSP, Toolbar, And a browser hijack, We removed all these and retested the PC all clear.
Good afternoon we are with a customer on Church Hill in Royal Leamington Spa, We are here to remove a Virus that uses random letters plus ftav.exe, The symptoms are a green shield in the resident program icons, We removed this problem by editing the registry, Deleting the Virus Files from the Application Data and Temp Files, And then checked clear by running a Malwarebytes Scan, The Norton antivirus here was very out of date and needed the use of the Norton removal tool to uninstall from the computer, We replaced this with the free AVG antivirus and Zonealarm firewall.
Good Afternoon, Next today we are with Contigeo in Stratford upon Avon, We are here to Remove a fake antivirus calling its self Internet Security 2010 which we accomplish and upon checking we found and removed several other Trojan Viruses and associated malware. We also performed some other general computer maintenance and upgraded the customers AVG 8.5 antivirus to version 9.
This afternoon we are with a customer in Warwick, We are here to repair a computer that is running Slow.
The Problem here was two fold in that the fan on the processor was clogged with a few years or dirt and carpet which increased the temperature , and the other was a Trojan Virus that was stealing the rest of the processor time, The End Result is a machine that functions much better.
Good morning today we are at Gary Maxwell Photographer in Lillington between Cubbington and Royal Leamington Spa, We are here to perform computer maintenance on a Laptop that has been freezing up, and add a new Vista PC to the Existing Network.