Remote Monitoring & Maintenance

Performance Computing is excited to announce a brand new service.

Remote Monitoring & Maintenance is a monthly or yearly subscription service with several options to allow us to remotely monitor and manage your PC and keep it in peak operating condition.

Depending on the plan you choose, we can:

  • monitor your PC for errors and impending hardware failures
  • maintain your PC by cleaning up temp files and unwanted programs
  • monitor your antivirus for issues, updates and infections.

With these services, we will know about problems and fix them, potentially before you even notice there is an issue.

Trouble-free computing is possible!

Online Scheduler

Performance Computing now has an Online Scheduler!

Click on the link and you will be able to book an appointment with me right from my website. It is linked to my calendar so my avaiability is live and up to the minute!

Try it out and let me know what you think!

VIRUS ALERT

VIRUS! If you got an email claiming to be from WhatsApp, DO NOT open it. Delete it immediately. The email is a hoax that contains malware.

PC Replacement Cycle

If your computer is 5+ years old and it is behaving strangely, don't wait to get it fixed. You may lose data if you wait!

Internet Explorer 11 Fix

Microsoft just pushed out IE11. To fix broken websites click Gear at top right, click Compatibility View, click Add, click Close.

Invoice 5000

Invoice number 5000! Thanks so much to all my loyal customers. It is a pleasure working for you.

Lifetime CO2

Lifetime CO2 for EVs vs the rest. In BC, my Focus Electric will produce 1/4 the CO2 of Prius, 1/3 of Plug In Prius.

Zero Emission Vehicle for Performance Computing

On May 21st 2013 I took delivery of my new Ford Focus ELECTRIC. It is a truly amazing car. It gets around 130-140KM of range from a single charge and recharges from empty in under 4 hours. There are also over 120 FREE electric vehicle chargers in the Fraser Valley.

2012 Ford Focus Electric

Office 365 for Business

I switched from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365 for Business. I am so glad I did. I was sick of dealing with 3rd party apps to keep things synced.

HootSuite

I just discovered HootSuite, an amazing website/app that creates a control panel for managing social media websites.

VIRUS Remote Desktop

VIRUS - Attacks using Remote Desktop port 3389. Copies user data, SQL and Exchange databases to passworded rar file. Change your RDP port!

Windows 7 PCs

If you're looking for a Windows 7 computer I can still get them from my supplier.

SkyDrive Issue

If you use SkyDrive make sure folder and file names are not too long. Long file names cause Skydrive to crash and go to Welcome Screen.

SCAM ALERT

SCAM ALERT - Another call claiming to be from Microsoft saying PC is infected and they need to take control to fix it. Don't fall for it!

New Joomla

Joomla 3.0.3 was just released. I am very close to using it for production sites. Twitter bootstrap rocks!

Java Security Issue

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software due to security flaw.

Other Start Buttons

Windows 8 start button alternatives:

Start8

Classic Shell

StartIsBack

Pokki

RetroUI

Win 8 Start Button

If you want a start button for Windows 8, try Start8. It's the best start button replacement out there.

Windows 8 RT

Be aware. Windows 8 RT tablets currently do not support web browsers other than Internet Explorer.

USB Printer Sharing

I just setup a great solution for sharing 1 USB printer with 2 PCs automagically. You can buy it from NCIX.

Data Recovery Software

A customers hard drive lost all data. GetDataBack just saved everything. Amazing!

Motherboard Siding

I found an interesting use for old motherboards. Siding for the tech shop on Bowen Island!

VIRUS Email from Shippers

VIRUS - Email from Canada Post, UPS etc claiming package delivery failed. The attachment is a bad virus. Don't open it!

VIRUS Live Security Platinum

VIRUS - Live Security Platinum. Variants damage system files, tries to get you to buy it for $60. Remove it ASAP!

Secunia PSI

Secunia PSI is a great program for checking to make sure your programs are up to date. I use it on my own PCs.

VIRUS Security Shield

VIRUS - Called Security Shield. Best defense is to make sure Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader are up to date.

Too Many Emails

TIP - If you keep a lot of emails, you may want to avoid Windows Live Mail. I just dealt with 2 separate customers today with major issues.

Avoid PC Water Damage

TIP - raising PCs and powerbars off the floor, even if only 2 inches, can save you from a flood. Small styrofoam blocks won't absorb water.

Crash Season

Tis the season for PC crashes. In spring & fall when the weather changes, power supplies and hard drives frequently die.

5 Year Rule

Still running XP? If your PC is more than 5 years old, upgrade soon or make regular backups. Hard drives only last so long.

Internet Connectivity

If you need to reboot a separate modem and router to restore your internet, make sure the modem is online before plugging in the router.

When in Doubt Reboot

When in doubt reboot! This applies to computers and other devices like routers and modems... If you are having problems, try rebooting first.

Updates

When you get popups about updating Adobe Reader, Flash Player or Java, you must do these updates or you will be open to viruses.

What is a CMS

CMS stands for Content Management System. One common example of a CMS website is Wordpress... another is Joomla. We use Joomla regularly to build custom designed websites that the owner can update with new content on their own. It is very simple to do these updates - you don't need to know any code - just type in articles or other content and publish it to your site with a click of a button!

Contact Us

Performance Computing

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South Surrey, BC

604-531-1413

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