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#LightItUpBlue World Autism Month

As we enter April, Spring fills the air and anticipation of upcoming Summer vacations are in our thoughts. April is known for many things, Spring showers, Tax Day, Easter but did you know that April is also an important month for children with autism?

April is World Autism Month. ETV Software’s Computer Repair in Tyler is partnering with the Treatment & Learning Center to help raise awareness and funds for the important work they do, right here in Tyler. Founded in 2009, The Treatment and Learning Center for Children with Autism (TLC) is the only full time, center-based treatment facility in East Texas, accepting children from 18 months to 21 years of age.

“At the Treatment and Learning Center (TLC), we are dedicated to piecing our community together by helping children, teens and adults with autism and other disabilities learn the skills they need to better interact with their families, friends, teachers, and caregivers. TLC utilizes Intensive Behavioral Intervention to help improve skills including social, play, language, communication, daily living, safety, vocational and academic skills while also reducing challenging or impeding behaviors.” Whitney Sherman, M. Ed., BBA, LBA Director of Autism Programs Andrews Center Treatment & Learning Center

During the month of April, all Diagnostic Fees collected will be donated to the Treatment & Learning Center for Children with Autism. When you come in this month to get your PC or MAC checked out, you will be helping us help others in our community.


Free Diagnostic Fee - PC or MAC

This month we’re making it easier for you to get your computer checked out and patched up. That’s right, for the month of March, we’re waving our normal $29.95 diagnostic fee*. This means you can get your laptop or desktop checked for a wide range of issues for free. If you have a MAC or PC that hasn’t been working right, but you haven’t wanted to spend the money to have someone track down the problem, this month is the perfect time to have someone look into those issues.

Our friendly, professional computer repair technicians can diagnosis everything from virus and malware infections to bad system memory or a failing hard drive to other hardware problems like motherboard issues or seized up cooling fans. Then, we’ll give you an estimate on what it will take to get your computer back up to speed.

To take advantage of this special monthly deal, just bring your computer to our office at 1331 South Beckham Ave., or give us a call at 903-531-0377!

*Diagnostic Fee of $29.95 credited toward repair. Cannot be combined with any other offer.


How Bad is Malware?

Malware is an umbrella term for any form of “malicious software,” including viruses, spyware, and ransomware. There are also a number of ways to get infected with malware, like phishing emails, Trojans, and hacking attempts. Either way, once malware is on your device, it might steal your identity, install unwanted programs, or hold your files for ransom.

Malware only exists to attempt to exploit your device or personal data in some manner, for example, stealing your online banking details – but sometimes it effectively represents random acts of virtual violence, such as a virus which just nukes your entire system.

So yes, it can be dangerous – which we’ll discuss further in a moment – and to defend against some of the disastrous potential scenarios malware can bring about, it’s a good idea to use antivirus to protect your PC.

How do I know if I'm infected with malware?

Look for issues characteristics of a malware infection:

  • Does your web browser freeze or become unresponsive?
  • Do you get redirected to web pages other than the ones you are trying to visit?
  • Are you bombarded with pop-up messages?
  • Does your computer run slower than usual?
  • Do you see new icons on your desktop that you don't recognize?

Call or come in today. You can get a full year of premium protection for only $14, this month only.


$20.21 Diagnostic Fee to Welcome 2021

Welcome to 2021! This month at ETV Software’s Computer Repair in Tyler, we’re making it easier for you to get your computer checked out and patched up. That’s right, to kick off the new year, we’re lowering our normal diagnostic fee. This means you can get your laptop or desktop checked for a wide range of issues and save some money. If you have a Mac or PC that hasn’t been working right, this month is the perfect time to have someone look into those issues.

Our friendly, professional computer repair technicians can diagnosis everything from virus and malware infections to bad system memory or a failing hard drive to other hardware problems like motherboard issues or seized up cooling fans. Then, we’ll give you an estimate on what it will take to get your computer back up to speed.

To take advantage of this special monthly deal, just bring your computer to our office at 1331 South Beckham Ave., or give us a call at 903-858-4383.


Windows 7 - No Support - No Security

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. This 10-year period has now ended, and Microsoft has discontinued Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 was January 14, 2020. Technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC are no longer available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.

If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.

Call or come in today to get your computer checked out and upgraded.


Save on Repairs & Upgrades

During the month of November, before the Holidays hit and family & friends arrive, Take some time to get your computer repaired or upgraded. We can speed up that old outdated hard drive with a new SSD and transfer all your data. Need a screen replaced? Keyboard missing keys? We've got you covered. Is your computer acting strangely? Is it crashing more often, popping up annoying ads even while you are browsing trusted sites, or trying to download and launch programs you don't want it to? Yes, we can handle that as well!

Come on in, no appointment needed. Save $20 on any repair this month

 


Spooktacular Savings for You

This month at ETV Software’s Computer Repair in Tyler, we’re making it easier for you to get your computer checked out and patched up. That’s right, for the spooky month of October, we’re waving our normal $29.95 diagnostic fee*. This means you can get your laptop or desktop checked for a wide range of issues for free. If you have a Mac or PC that hasn’t been working right, but you haven’t wanted to spend the money to have someone track down the problem, this month is the perfect time to have someone look into those issues.

Our friendly, professional computer repair technicians can diagnosis everything from virus and malware infections to bad system memory or a failing hard drive to other hardware problems like motherboard issues or seized up cooling fans. Then, we’ll give you an estimate on what it will take to get your computer back up to speed. To take advantage of this special monthly deal, just bring your computer to our office at 1331 South Beckham Avenue to get started!

*Diagnostic Fee credited on final invoice


Labor Day Savings

The back-to-school rush is over. You have assignments piling up and your computer is slowing you down! It could be viruses, malware, operating system errors or a dying hard drive. Don't worry, bring it on in for great savings this month. We can get you back to 100% in no time. Just in time to save the day, we are offering 15% off all labor for the month of September. So call or come on in, we are here to get you back up and going.


Back to School Savings

2020 – What a year! Whether classes are in person or online you will need your electronics to run without error and perform top-notch.  Our friendly, professional computer repair technicians can diagnosis everything from virus and malware infections to bad system memory or a failing hard drive to other hardware problems like motherboard issues or seized up cooling fans. Then, we’ll give you an estimate on what it will take to get your computer back up to speed.

To help get you back to class without breaking the bank – we are offering our complete diagnostic for $20.20* – Come on in and get your PC or MAC up and running the way it used to!

*Sales Tax not included


Free Network Assessment

For the month of July, ETV Software is offering local East Texas businesses free technology and network assessments.

The first thing we'll help you assess is your business technology's overall health and reliability. Computer hardware can last a long time if properly maintained, but as businesses grow and as customer expectations shift to more digitally focused instant access, it can happen that systems that worked well for years simply reach the point where they are no longer up to the task. Computer software, too, has a lifecycle. Over time, the programs that you rely on can stop being supported by the companies that make them. As much as we’d all like technology to be a buy once and done sort of thing, it is an ongoing process to make sure things run smoothly. We can help your business make smart decisions on what need to be updated and when.

The second thing we can help your business with is making sure you have a comprehensive backup plan in place. Right now, could your business recover from a water leak or a fire, or would all your data be lost? A good backup plan see your business automate on-site and off-site backups, and makes sure you keep enough backups to recover from a catastrophe even if it happens over a holiday or long weekend. Every business is different, but we can help you tailor a backup solution that protects the files you need and doesn’t waste time and resources making backups of things you can just as easily re-download or reinstall.

Finally, we can help your business make sure it stays on top on of data and network security. There are so many threats on the Internet these days that you cannot simply ignore them anymore. There are hackers that want to steal you business’ or your customers’ financial info. Other bad actors try to get “Ransomware” viruses onto your network so they can lock you out of your systems and demand thousands of dollars for the key to get back in. We can help you choose an antivirus product to fight back against viruses and help you make sure your network is set up to limit access to those that don’t need it.