Home Networks

  Getting the best out of your broadband or home network.   A home network means different things to different people. To the majority of people it will be one or more of the following. Your internet connection to one or more computers Sharing files between computers Having one printer that prints for more than one computer Media (music, photos, films) shared to different rooms Being able to use the internet on your laptop in the garden Online gaming   Whatever your need Bristol©PCs can help you. Whether it’s a case of setting up such a network or improving and speeding up a network that you already...

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Backups

  Losing documents and photos can be heart breaking!   Don’t lose your photos and documents if your computer dies, check you have them backed up.   Losing your documents is a nightmare and often losing all your photos is worse. I’ve seen it too many times to mention so please back up!!   If you need some help doing this then Bristol©PCs can help. Documents, photos, videos, music, and more, they all need backing up.   This can be done to an external hard drive that you can plug in any time, or DVDs, CDs, whatever your preference is.   If the worst has happen and your computer has died and you have no backups then we may be able to help you. Get in touch ASAP, the quicker you act the better our...

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Viruses

  Get them before they get you!   Hopefully you’re not reading this because you actually have a virus. However, if you are then call us straight away before it gets any worse.   If you think you may have a virus then have a look at this simple checklist. If you notice any of the following then get in touch. Pop-ups while browsing the web? Slowing down computer? Change in home page? Redirecting of sites? False anti-virus protection software?   It’s better to be safe. Exposure to Malware (viruses, spyware, etc) can corrupt your files, stop your computer working, hand over your online login details or even track everything you do on your computer.   If it’s simple virus protection you’re after then there are plenty of free, and good, solution on the market. At the end of the day any recommended solution is better than...

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Child Safety Online

  Keep your children safer online   The Internet provides a wealth of knowledge on every possible subject. It is a fantastic learning tool for children and also provides entertainment along with the ability to communicate with their friends and family.   However, with all of the positives come a lot of negatives. There are a lot of risks, some of which you might not be aware of. Below is a brief description of main risks. Inaccurate information Illegal content Adult Content Personal Privacy Interaction with Strangers Cyber-bullying Invasive Software/Viruses   So what can be done?   Putting in some fundamental protection doesn’t take a huge amount of effort. Some parental control software, a virus and spyware checker and a few other guards. However, a lot of parents just don’t know where to start and we appreciate this can be tricky.   Right now we’re running an offer to try and get all parents to help make their children safer online. For just £10, in and around the Crawley Down area, we will come to your home, supply and install some Parental Control Software, check your virus protection and help you with online security. If you live a bit further afield then don’t worry, the same great offer applies but we may charge a little more to cover travel costs.   To get some help then simply get in touch, together we can help keep your child safer...

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Computer Issues?

  Help with computers to reduce the stress.   Computers can be fantastic things, but they can also be more than a little stressful.   If your computer keeps crashing or runs so slowly it may as well be paused then don’t throw it out the window or jump up on down on it. Get in touch with us and hopefully we’ll be able to help you.   It’s not just problems we deal with, here is just an idea of other things we can get involved with: Buying and installing the right computer equipment such as printers, monitors, etc. Installing software, or advising on free software that does the same job. Help with using your computer, see out Advice section. And much much more.   Whatever the problem we can probably help you, it may even save you a new window, just give us a...

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