We have been in the press lately welcoming Superfast broadband to Whitchurch High Street.
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Full virus and malware protection for £24.99 annually. Multiple device licenses also available!
IMPORTANT: Office 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle this year, meaning there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates. Customers who are using Office 2007 products and services should start planning to move to Office 365 or upgrade to supported versions of Office products and services, such as Office 2016.
Feel free to call us on 01948 665855 for further advice!
A day after a ransomware worm infected 75,000 machines in 100 countries, Microsoft is taking the highly unusual step of issuing patches that immunise Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003. These are operating systems the company stopped supporting as many as three years ago.
The attack on Friday affected many National Health Service hospitals in the UK and up to 70,000 devices including computers, MRI scanners, blood-storage refrigerators and theatre equipment. The NHS had to turn away non-critical emergencies.
Nissan UK, one of Europe's most productive car manufacturing plants, halted production after the ransomware infected their systems.
Microsoft have issued a patch for the vulnerability to all supported versions of Windows including Vista, 7 and 8.1 in March of this year. Windows 10 was never vulnerable.
Getting a new computer this Christmas? You may not be aware a lot of the software is only a trial and will expire after 30 days, 6 months or 12 months. The AntiVirus software on your laptop is one of the most important programs on it.
We can assess any current AntiVirus programs on your new laptop and let you know when it will run out. Expired AntiVirus programs are the main course of viruses and can easily be prevented.
We offer AVG Antivirus for £28.80 (Inc VAT) annually for the first computer. Any additional computers are £14.40 (Inc VAT) per computer.
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Has your PC upgraded itself to Windows 10?
Microsoft has launched the final push in its nine-and-a-half-month upgrade offensive against consumers and businesses running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Last week, Microsoft switched the automatically-offered Windows 10 upgrade to a "Recommended" download that in turn scheduled the upgrade process unless the user interfered.
Windows 10 is now being advertised as a 'Recommended' update for Windows 7 and 8.1 customers whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates," a Microsoft spokesman said Friday in an email reply to questions.
We can help you get back to Windows 7 and also prevent the Windows 10 apprearing ever again!
For more information just give us a call on 01948 665855 or call in to our shop, 47 High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1AZ!
You may already know that Microsoft are releasing Windows 10 later on this year. Users already running Windows 7 or Windows 8 are eligible for a Free upgrade to Windows 10.
If you would like to upgrade it is important that you reserve your upgrade. Look out for the small windows box on the bottom right of your screen.
As always, the team at Galaxy Computer Services are here to offer a helping hand, and can handle the whole upgrade for you it you like. We will be offering a Windows 10 upgrade service that will give you total piece of mind. We will offer upgrade advice and deal with any problems that may occur. Please call our support hotline on 01948 665855 or pop into the shop for more information.
We are please to announce that we have been awarded the contract to supply Satellite Broadband to a local building firm, Shropshire Homes Limited. Galaxy Computer Services is rolling out Satellite Broadband to building sites across the west midlands.
The Government are updating the way garages carry out MOT tests. From April this year VOSA are rolling out a new web based MOT system to replace the current MOT Computer and other devices.
Do you know anyone who runs or works at a garage that offers MOT testing? We can offer assistance to garages to help them get the right equipment in place and make the changeover as smooth as possible. Call us on: 01948 665855 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the right approach to security and take a look at the following information from AVG:
Here at Galaxy Computer Services we hold AVG Silver Partner Status, we provide, support and maintain our customers security for them. Giving total peace of mind.
To have a chat about your PC security, give us a call on: 01948 665855
You may have heard in the news about the new Malware that is currently causing a threat to Windows based computers. Here at Galaxy Computer Services we deal with Malware infections on a daily basis. We recommend that you read the below information to help protect yourself against the current threats.
Cyber criminals are constantly devising new types of malware to commit financial theft, fraud, identity theft and other crimes against ordinary people. The proceeds of their crime are also used to fund further organised crime. This latest threat is particularly insidious as it uses two different types of malware to infect your computer in order to commit these crimes:
1. A virus known as Gameover Zeus, GOZeus, or P2PZeus
This is a type of aggressive malware which infects your computer so that it can effectively be ‘taken over’ by the criminals. It can be used for a number of different criminal activities such as viewing your files, monitoring your bank accounts, sending emails in your name and even using your webcam to physically spy on you.
2. Ransomware known as CryptoLocker
CryptoLocker is a virus which criminals use to prevent you opening any files – effectively locking down your PC – before issuing you with a ransom demand. If you pay the ransom, there is no guarantee that it will be unlocked. Once your computer is locked, it is effectively rendered useless as you cannot access your email, files, photos, music or bookmarks.
Follow the steps below to ensure that you are best protected:
Do not open attachments in emails unless you are 100% certain that they are authentic. Click for more info.
Make sure your internet security software is up-to-date and switched on at all times. Click for more info.
Make sure your Windows operating system has the latest Microsoft updates applied. These normally include the latest security precautions. Click for more info.
Make sure your software programs have the latest manufacturers’ updates applied. These normally include the latest security precautions. Click for more info.
Make sure all of your files including documents, photos music and bookmarks are backed up and readily available in case you are no longer able to access them on your computer. Click for more info.
Never store passwords on your computer in case they are accessed by Gameover Zeus or another aggressive malware program.
Microsoft's Recent Blog Post on their new mail app make interesting reading
When we began working on the Mail app for Windows 8.1, we had a lot of customer feedback to consider. We also recognized that people use email today in many different ways than they have in the past, and that the email service you use can make all the difference. For us, that meant ensuring that the Mail app truly takes advantage of the Outlook.com service. It also led us to optimize the Mail app in Windows 8.1 for a modern mail experience—one that is efficient on mobile devices, built for touch, integrated into your whole life, and designed for the types of mail that matter most to you.