Toshiba Laptop SSD Upgrade
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This Toshiba laptop was brought to us by a customer who complained of it being slow. It was only a couple of years old and had a great processor and a good amount of RAM so the only culprit had to be the slow hard drive.

We replace the old mechanical hard drive with a super fast SSD drive and cloned over the user’s data. When the customer received the laptop everything looked exactly like it did before but the laptop operated even faster than it did when it was new.

The slowest part of most modern computers is the hard drive. We can upgrade almost any hard drive to a new solid state model and give you performance that’s hard to believe for the money.

If you are anywhere in the Asheville to Hendersonville area give us a call today to talk about upgrading your aging or brand new desktop or laptop to a solid state hard drive.

Laptop with Fake Security Warnings
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This Toshiba laptop was infected with a viruses and malware making it unusable due to pop-ups and warnings from the fake security software.  Once the laptop was booted it would immediately start with false security warnings offering help and services to clean up the infection.  These phone numbers usually lead to overseas companies that will charge several hundred dollars to “help” you with your infection even though their software is causing the issues.

If your desktop of laptop is experiencing unusual pop-ups or ads warning you that you have been infected it’s probably correct but you don’t want to contact the scammer’s number listed to help you.

You may also see this infection in the form of programs installed on the desktop meant to update drivers, help you back up your files or optimize your PC.  They are all designed to have you purchase a program or service to fix your computer.

Contact us and we can remove the infection and save your data and provide you with software to helpfully keep it from happening in the future.

We have removed hundreds or virus / malware / adware infections and can get you back up and running within a matter of days.

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This customer’s Toshiba laptop was infected with a variation on the FBI / MoneyPak virus / malware.  On boot-up the computer’s screen would be immediately taken over by a threat wanting $200 to be paid to release it.  When it was in this state the computer was completely function-less.  You could not do anything but view the warning.

We were able to remove the infection and save the customer data and computer.  If you have this or any virus / malware or even if you suspect you might please give us a call.

We offer pick-up and drop-off service in Hendersonville, Arden, Flether, Asheville, and the surrounding areas.

 

 

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Customer’s Toshiba laptop was overheating constantly causing the fan to be extremely loud and at full speed constantly.  The old fan was clogged with dirt and dust and would not spin at full speed.  The fan was replaced and resulted in a 50 degree Fahrenheit temperature drop.  This allows the laptop to function for years to come with no lock-ups, overheating, and excessive fan noise.

Excessive heat in a laptop can result in a dead motherboard, damaged cpu, bad hard drive, and loss of data.  If your computer’s fan is running loud please give us a call to have it cleaned or replaced.

We service Hendersonville, Fletcher, Arden, Tryon, Mountain Home, Etowah, Brevard, Asheville, and the surrounding areas.