Laptop RAM Upgrade & Repair YubaCity

There are a lot of misconceptions of what RAM does. Most people think “computer memory” is the hard drive. RAM is more like the short term memory in your computer. Here’s how it works. You ask for a piece of information, say a photos of your kids at the lake…

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Laptop Repair Yuba City

Light and portable, yet powerful enough to run all your applications so you can take everything you need on the road. Now that prices have dropped, laptops are even a great option to replace your desktop computer. In addition to the usual virus and malware hazards, there are some issues that laptops are especially susceptible to…

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Free Software Yuba City

There’s a lot of shady software out there on the internet. We’ve all downloaded that one program that promised to fix all our problems, only to find out it caused more than it was worth. Whether you’re looking for “software to speed and clean up computer” or “fix disk error software,” there are going to be thousands of results of shady links with malware lurking just beneath the surface. Everyone wants something for free, and many people are willing to prey on others to get it.

Fortunately, Nerds On Call has studied the software world extensively and we know which software will point you in the direction you want and which software will bork your computer beyond recognition. While you might suspect we’ll point you towards expensive security solutions like Norton and McAfee, that’s just not the case. We know that the best software is free software. We’ll install your software for you if you want, of course, but we also offer a host of free programs

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Malware Removal Yuba City

Malware is sort of a generic term for bad software. It could mean viruses or spyware, and even root-kits. Whatever the term the stuff is bad news and can cause problems for your system. An easy way to remove this stuff especially if you’re super infected is to just reformat your system and reinstall your operating system, like Windows & or Mac OS X.

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Rootkit Removal Yuba City

Rootkits have been around for a long time. They’re basically high level programs that run outside of your operating system. What this mean is your anti-virus can’t see them, because it runs within your operating system.

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Power Supply Repair Yuba City

One of the first things to go wrong, physically, with a computer is the power supply. The reason is most computer manufacturers don’t use very good power supplies in their machines. They do it to save a few bucks, but in the end it probably costs them a ton in warranty work.

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Remove Popups Yuba City

When using your computer, all kinds of things happen that you might think are legit: Microsoft letting you know it’s time for an update, your anti-virus letting you know a scan is done, or iTunes letting you know when a download is complete. Spyware, Malware, and Virus writers know you trust these types of programs to run in the background. They also know you have a good idea what a legit program looks like and what a malicious program looks like. Well, unfortunately the hackers of the world have started making their bad programs look like good ones. These days it’s hard to tell them apart. So, you get a pop-up that looks like Microsoft telling you it’s time to update your security, then after a couple of clicks it asks you for your credit card number; before long you have dozens of programs asking for your private information. As soon as you close one another pops up. This is a common infection we see everyday. Even savvy computer users can get sucked into this endless scam.

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CD / DVD / Blu-Ray Repair Yuba City

Optical drives are quickly becoming obsolete. As we buy more of our movies music and software online these drives become less important, that being said, if you have one, it’s broken, and you want it to work, Nerds On Call Computer Repair can help…

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Processor Repair Yuba City

The CPU is the brains of the whole system. If this piece of equipment is down, you’re not going to get any work done. The most common repair for a CPU is re-seating it or adding more cooling compound. The CPU gets really hot, and can expand and contract in it’s place…

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Network Card Repair Yuba City

Most modern computers have the network card built into the motherboard. However, there are aftermarket upgrades you can buy to speed up your network. There are also wireless network cards you can add to your system…

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