Is “Microsoft” or “Google” calling you?

Has someone called you recently claiming to be from “Microsoft” or “Google”?  They may say your license has expired or your computer is sending out hundreds of errors or some other bogus alert.  If so, you’ve been scammed!

Like other tech support scams, this one tries to convince you that something is really wrong with your pc and urgently pressures you to visit their support website, call their “tech support team” or ask that you allow them to remote in to your computer.  Hopefully, this hasn’t happened to you yet, however if you happen to get this call in the future, hang up immediately.  If you’ve already been victimized by these scam artists, your bank account, passwords, emails, identity, etc. are at high risk of being stolen. In many cases you may not see any symptoms at all, other common symptoms include a recent unfamiliar “security” or “antivirus” software program or pop up.

If this has happened to you recently, bring your computer into the repair shop today and we can ensure your computer is safe and secure and recommend legitimate antivirus software to help prevent problems like this in the future.

 

 

Welcome to Restore Computer Repair’s Blog

Welcome to our new blog, created by the fine folks at Restore Computer Repair of Baltimore, for fellow computer users out there who know enough to be dangerous!  Which by the way is the most common phrase we hear our customers say: “I know very little about computers, you know, enough to be dangerous.”

We hear this phrase day in and day out, everyone out there these days is a DIY’er and when they encounter an error, or some strange phenomenon going on in their computer they turn to the almighty Google to solve it.  The problem with that is the “solutions” scattered abroad on the world wide web aren’t always applicable to your specific problem and could end up making things worse: que the customer coming in to our shop telling us “they know enough to be dangerous”.

So I’m going to make it my goal, as much as time allows, to congest the interwebs even more by adding my two cents, touching on the most common trending tech related issues, errors, scams, etc.  So please tune in, comment and spread the word so we can attempt to keep our fellow computer users from becoming “dangerous”.