A couple of weeks ago Fix My Laptop got a call from an “Indian” call centre. I took the call. The guy said to me “Microsoft has reported to us that your computer is badly infected with viruses and has been compromised by “Trojan Software” that is downloading and uploading your valuable data”. That call got my attention because I knew this was “a hoax call”.
We have had some recent high profile examples of users of Twitter and Facebook and other social networking media brought unstuck by the careless sharing of thoughts or information best kept private.
History of the Issue
Back in 2007 users of HP, Dell and some other brands of laptop noticed their laptops were failing at an alarming rate. The issues seem to be tied to one common theme; faulty display or no-display issues.
Other issues reported were:
Fix My Laptop has decided to open on Saturday mornings to further extend our service to customers. We are open at both locations:
- Northside: 130 Albion Rd Windsor, Q 4030
- Southside: Unit 4A, 46 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt, 4122
Premature death of laptops can often be traced to overheating. Research conducted and reported in the Gartner Hardware Failure Rates report of 2006 suggests that 22% of laptops die from overheating.
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