McDonalds Computer Service

At McDonalds Computer Service you'll recieve support from well trained Technicians. Ralph and Russ can tackle any problem you have with your computer. From minor repairs, viruses, data recovery and replacement of equipment. McDonalds Computer Service can do everything from the ground up on Office and SOHO networks. Call or come by to visit at 111 South Summit St in downtown Arkanas City.
McDonalds Computer Service
McDonalds Computer ServiceFriday, July 27th, 2018 at 1:04am
Comedian George Carlin once did a routine about "stuff" we all have stuff. In the Electronic world we also have stuff. Where is your stuff? You have pictures, you have documents, you have financial records, you have... STUFF. Where is it? I have talked about making sure that you have all your stuff backed up, but that doesn't really help if you don't know where it is to begin with. How you access your "stuff" determines where it is actually located. Stuff has many classifications. There is Local Stuff, Server Stuff and Web Stuff. As a general rule, we dont' talk about backing up server stuff because that's handled by trained IT professions in most cases. If you have an in house server and you don't have an IT Professional, you might want to contact us for some assistance. Web stuff is stuff you store on the web, things in this category might be stuff on a web drive like Google Drive or Microsofts One Drive or Apples iCloud, those items are stored on the web and are in a sense already backed up. You can access that information/data from any computer anywhere as long as you have the right username and password.
That leaves us with local stuff. Local stuff is that data that is stored on your computer. Usually we are talking about pictures and documents. Some stuff can be web or local stuff. Examples of this are Financial records (bank accounts, stock portfolios, etc) and E-mail. If you log into a website to see your financial records or e-mail then it's web stuff, if you open a program on your computer it is most likely local stuff. It is the Local stuff that you want to make sure you have a back up of. Local stuff is the stuff we see people lose when a catastrophic software or hardware failure occurs. Do you have software the backs up your local stuff? Do you know if that back up is accurate or even works?
When you bring your computer in for a repair, a technician knows to look for your stuff in certain places. These are called Default Locations. Examples of these are My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites etc. If you are using the default locations to store your stuff, the technician will find them and make a back up of them before he begins work. If you do not tell him that you are storing them in unusual locations (and you would know this because you would be changing them or you have specific software requirements that need to be met) He will not know and may miss backing up your stuff and put it at risk. Always be sure to tell your Technician if you have changed the default location for storing things. If you have questions about "stuff" and want to know more, you can stop in and see us at 111 South Summit Street in downtown Arkansas City and we will help you figure out what the best plan for backing up your stuff is.
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McDonalds Computer ServiceThursday, July 26th, 2018 at 12:58am
Things have been busy here lately at McDonalds Computer Service, while we are always here to help our customers with their computers, we do other things as well that you may not know. We just finished replacing a Domain Controller Server for one of our larger clients, it's recommended by Microsoft that any company with 10 or more computers have a Domain Controller to increase security and help manage data flow on the network. We are also gearing up for a 32 camera NVR system for a local area High School. We do home systems as well as commercial and industrial ones, in fact, we are getting ready to put a wireless camera system in a neighborhood in a gated community in Oklahoma. Replacing Servers and Installing camera systems are just a small part of our Business Support, we also offer customized IT management. We help you to make sure you are secure on your network. One of the most common things we see is a hodge podge of security protocols and security leaks, we go through your network and tell you where those problems are and help you to meet Microsoft Best Practice standards. If you are a small to medium or even a large company, we have the team and the skills to help support your Network and increase your data flow. Call us today at 620-442-5091 or stop in and visit our Team at 111 South Summit Street in Down Town Arkansas City.
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McDonalds Computer ServiceFriday, July 20th, 2018 at 1:01am
Maintenance. Proper Maintenance is the key to having a healthy and productive computer. Your computer is a tool, it does a job and performs that job to the best of it's maintained ability. Just like any other tool, it requires a little upkeep. Blowing the dust out of it. Cleaning up Temp Files. Doing updates, Performing routine Virus scans and a host of other things. Just like you get a tune up on your car (Oil Change, top off fluids, change the plugs, etc), you need to have routine maintenance done on your computer for it to continue to function as it did when you purchased it. That said, time and workload will also affect how the computer performs. Some folks work on their own cars, some take it in to a repair shop for maintenance. Same can be said of your computer, some stuff you can do at home, some needs to be done at the shop. Typically, the average person should have a tune up done on their computer once every year. This is a through tune up at McDonalds Computer Service, we typically turn a computer around and get it back to the customer in 24 to 48 hours. If you want to have your computer tuned up and ready for the new School year, please feel free to bring it in and we'll get right on it. No need for an appointment. You can find us at 111 South Summit Street in downtown Arkansas City.
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McDonalds Computer ServiceThursday, July 19th, 2018 at 12:53am
We take a lot of calls from time to time about Microsoft or some other software company calling our patrons and telling them they have a virus on their computer. One of the things we stress is that Microsoft and other software companies, including your Anti-Virus company, are not monitoring your computer. They have no idea that you have an active virus, failing hardware or other destructive activity going on with your computer. In some instances, we have seen people get charged as much as $1000 for these fake services.
First off, realize that it is a scam. Unless you hear from Myself, Zach or William personally, you are in no danger other than getting ripped off and then hang up. If you let them remote in, and let them start manipulating your computer, it has always been our suggestion that you wipe and reload the computer, you can back up your data, no problem, but there is a reason for the reload. You see they may put in back doors (which we have seen) or other destructive software on your computer, claiming it will make it better, but we have no idea what they did or where they did it. The majority of the time, a simple tune up can do the trick, but why risk being the few that actually have a back door.
If you feel you are being scammed, ask them for a phone number, hang up, call us and if we tell you it's legit, you can call them back. One thing for sure, we have never seen them give out a valid phone number. Normally, what we see is when you ask them for a number, they hang up. They know you are suspicious and aren't going to waste their time.
Remember, you can call us anytime between 8am and 6pm M-F and 10am to 2pm on Saturday Our number is 620-442-5091. If you have questions or concerns about suspicious activity on your computer, call us. We are always here to help.
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McDonalds Computer ServiceTuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 4:48am
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