Cleaning a Virus and Tools

I helped a retired veteran clean a virus from his computer. The work order proved interesting because completing the repair required a multi-step process to remove the virus and put the PC back online.

My preliminary testing proved to me that there was more going on than just a simple problem like a disconnected cable. The next step, running a virus scan, proved successful. One of the thumb drive virus scan tools I carry with me discovered and removed one virus. Removing the virus, however, did not fix the damage caused. The computer still could not connect online.

I downloaded fresh network drivers and attempted to install them, but received an error that various Windows services were unavailable or disabled. I tracked down what was necessary re-enable these services then I was able to successfully install fresh drivers and connect to the Internet.

If this sounds familiar, inability to connect the Internet, strange errors, or messages saying that Windows services are disabled. Email me at eric at ericbrake dot ws I would be happy to help you. Hire me directly and don’t pay a premium to a service company!

Class “A”

Photo of work completed on a PC refresh

On this work order it was the first time that the Lead technician had received a compliment that our cable management photos were “Class A”.

Samhung

Samsung printer
Samsung — Hung up with no connection

Helped a sweet lady connect her printer to her iPad. She had the printer installed for a year, but was unable to use it. All that was required was to correctly configure Wifi on the printer then do a test print from the lady’s iPad.

Okidata Picked up

Got paid to pickup an Okidata printer and haul it away. Removed the toner and turned it in for cashback rewards. Excellent!

Fishing

Project at my home to add a new network drop.

fishing for ethernet
Fishing for Ethernet