Apple iPhone Repair
Fast, Affordable, Apple iPhone Repair - Same Day Service!!! - Click here
for more information. We also do Apple iPod and Apple iPad Repairs.
Free LCD Screen Cleaning Kit
With any laptop LCD Screen Replacement. (While supplies last).
Computer Repair, Tucson, AZ--Fast, Affordable Service
We’d like to thank our customers for making Tucson Computer Repair Service one of the best reviewed computer repair companies in Tucson. We strive to improve our customer service on a daily basis. Customer satisfaction really is our #1 priority!
- Do you have a pesky virus? We’ll not only remove the viruses, we’ll make sure you have the latest security updates to make it less likely that you’ll get re-infected in the future. We’ll also install free Anti-virus software if you need it.
- Cracked or Broken laptop LCD Screen? We carry the most common laptop LCD screens in stock. If we do have yours in stock, we can have it installed the same day you bring your computer in! Contact us first for a free estimate before you spend $$$ on a new computer. The cost of replacing your laptop LCD screen is typically much less than the cost of a new laptop. We can have your computer looking and working like new again.
- Broken of defective laptop DC/Power Jack? Not many local companies do this type of repair anymore, but we do and have over a 95% success rate.
- Windows XP, Vista, 7 problems? We can help!
- Has your computer become slow and unresponsive? Due to a variety of software factors, after about 3 years or so most computers will start slowing down noticeably. A performance optimization or reinstallation of the Windows operating system can make a world of difference in terms of reviving your computer's lost performance, and at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new one. That old(ish) system of yours may still have a lot of life in it yet.
"FBI / Justice Department" Virus Still Wide-spread:
Are you getting a scary warning on your computer from what appears to be the FBI / Justice Department or Homeland Security telling you that you have been performing illegal activities on the Internet? Many, many people have been for several months now and we have been removing a lot of these virus infections. This warning is completely illegitimate and is the result of a virus, so do not pay the $$$ they're asking for. It's a SCAM. That being said, it can be very stubborn to remove, where your Anti-virus will probably not suffice alone to get rid of this malware. We've removed this virus from dozens of computers and have had a great success rate. So if yours is infected with this or some other viral nasty, we'd be happy to take of this problem for you.
Windows 8, for the better or worse, is here! The two most common complaints we're hearing is the lack of the traditional Start button, which has been replaced by the Tile start screen, and the fact that there is no provision for making Windows 8 boot straight to a desktop. We can help with these issues. We can install a Start button and make Windows boot to a desktop for a more Windows 7-like experience.
The Dreaded "Crypto-Locker Virus" on the Rise:
This virus, among other things, encrypts the data on your computer, whether it be Word or Excel documents, pictures, PDF files, rendering it inaccessible. This is probably the worst virus we have ever seen as it can result in catatrophic data loss. Like the FBI Virus discussed above, the Crypto-Locker virus is also "ransomware" as it will demand a payment in order to decrypt or unlock your data. Even worse, if you back up your data to a flash drive or an external hard drive, or even a mapped drive over a local network, Crypto-Locker will also encrypt this data as well, rendering your backups useless. So here at Tucson Computer Repair Service, we are strongly encouraging people to sign up for an online backup service like Carbonite, DropBox, or Mozy. This virus does not appear to have the ability to encrypt data on "cloud-based" backup sites.
Our technicians are local, Certified, and Experienced. Call us today at 425-8730.
Services We Provide:
- Computer and Laptop Repair, Maintenance, & Troubleshooting
- Computer Setup and Installation
- Virus and Spyware Removal
- Remote Assistance
- Internet Security
- Data Backup Solutions
- And more . . .
- Cracked Laptop LCD Screen Replacements
- Laptop DC Power Jack Repair
- Windows XP, Vista, and 7 Repair, Troubleshooting, and Reinstalls
- Spam and Virus Protection
- Broken Laptop LCD Hinge, Bracket, and Other Hardware Repairs
- Data Recovery Services
- And more . . .
Cracked or Broken Laptop LCD Screen? We can help!
Laptop LCD screens are very fragile and it doesn’t take much to break them. Many people believe that if you crack the LCD screen on your laptop, the replacement LCD will be so expensive that you might as well buy a new laptop. But this is very rarely the case. Our average LCD replacement costs around $165.00 including installation, sometimes even less, well below the cost of a new computer—and also well below the prices at the chain stores.
Call us and we’ll be happy to give you a free estimate.
Before: cracked laptop LCD screens
After: As good as new!
For other laptop repair services we provide, click Read More.
Read more: Tucson Laptop Notebook Repair
Tucson Virus Removal: How Did My Computer Get Infected?
The vast majority of time viruses come from infected websites. These viruses exploit a security vulnerability in in your web browser, whether it’s Internet Explorer, Firefox, or another. The owner of the website from which your computer contracted the virus may or may not be aware that it contains malicious code. It’s been estimate that over 90% of the infected websites on the World Wide Web are legitimate, meaning that the people who own or manage the website are not aware that their website is infected and were not the ones who infected it in the first place. To give an example, a while back we had four different customers who came to us with infected computers who swore that the last website they visited was that of a major airline. This was too coincidental not to be true.
Your best protection against these threats is to be careful what websites you visit, what links you click on, and keep your antivirus software up to date.
2. Keep Your Operating System and Web Browser Up-to-Date
This is vitally important. Microsoft regularly releases security updates for Windows operating systems, whether you're using Windows XP, Vista, or the new 7. Big collections of security updates and bug fixes are called "service packs." If you are running Windows XP, as of this date, you should also have Service Pack 3 installed. For Vista, Service Pack 2. For Windows 7, service pack 1.
Unless you have a good reason for not doing so, Automatic Updates should be turned on.
3. Consider Switching from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox as your default web browser. Most people "in the know" believe Firefox is a more secure and better updated web browser, not quite as prone to exploits as IE.
4. Do not open email attachments from people you do not know.
Opening up unknown email attachments is a great way to infect your computer with a virus.
5. Resist the temptation to install "free" Internet games, emoticons, desktop screensavers, and the like.
These so-called "free" programs often contain adware or worse and can result in your computer being plagued with pop-up advertisements amongst other very annoying things. In general, if you don't have a good reason to trust the source of the free game or program do not download it, install it, or agree to install it.
6. Stay away from suspicious websites.
Use your common sense in this respect.
7. Ideally, restrict access to your computer to the adults of the household.
Understand that if you let your precocious 13 year old play around on your computer, with free reign to the Internet, it is probably not going to be long before your computer is infected with all sorts of malware. Again, use your own best judgement on this. Your 13 year old may know more about computers than you do, but he doesn't have to pay for the computer repair technician ;)
8. Be cautious, not paranoid.
The Internet is full of scams, preditors, and malware, and deserves due cautiousness on your part, but if you follow some basic rules then you can dramatically reduce your exposure to them. And enjoy the Internet as it was meant to be enjoyed.