One, Two, or Three Years of Computer Maintenance from CSR Computer Service and Repair (Up to 72% Off)

Kelowna

Value Discount You Save
C$159 63% C$100
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In a Nutshell

Valid for a Mac or PC, this package includes in-home and phone support

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per household. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland only. Visits valid for 1 computer only. No extra charges for support on past serviced issues. 2 hrs. of in-home service and 6 hours of online/phone service per year included; extra charges apply for additional hours. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • C$59 for a one-year computer-maintenance package (C$159 value)
  • C$79 for a two-year computer-maintenance package (C$249 value)
  • C$99 for a three-year computer-maintenance package (C$349 value)

Each package includes two in-home inspections per year (maximum 2 hours per visit). It also includes up to 6 hours of phone support per year.

Computer Viruses: A High-Tech Flu

This deal can help protect your computer from viruses. Learn exactly what you’re warding off with Groupon’s look at the most common types.

The first computer virus was created not to access confidential information, corrupt data, or spam email contacts—all common motives for creating viruses today—but simply to see if it could be done. In 1971, programmers working on internet forebear ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) created a bug they named Creeper in order to test whether a piece of code could replicate itself. (It could, and produced the taunt “I’m the Creeper. Catch me if you can!” on the screens of infected computers.) Self-replication is the goal of all viruses, which spread through contact with another infected being via email, flash drives, or software downloads. To learn how three of the most common types spread, read on.

Boot Virus: This type of virus targets the hard drive’s master boot record, which loads the operating system at startup. When the operating system loads into the computer’s memory, the virus loads with it. Once it’s in the memory, the virus can do whatever it was programmed to do, often overwriting the master boot record with a new set of instructions. This type of virus is most commonly spread through an infected floppy disc or flash drive.

File Infection Virus: Also known as program viruses, these attach themselves to executable files—those with extensions like .exe, .com, or .sys—and then load into the computer’s memory or other programs when the file is run. This type of virus is most commonly spread when infected files are shared over email or on a flash drive.

Macro Virus: Macro viruses can hide inside documents or spreadsheets that use macros—custom actions that can be programmed into the document or spreadsheet using a macro programming language—such as Microsoft Excel or Word. The virus is written in the same programming language and infects a computer whenever an infected file is opened. This type of virus is most commonly spread when infected documents or spreadsheets are shared over email or on a flash drive. Microsoft applications now notify the user before automatically opening files that use macros—so unless you know and trust the source of a file, you should heed their warning.

CSR Computer Service and Repair

Information-technology pro Bill Henthorn intuitively understands the whirling gizmos and rusty sprockets that make up modern computers, and he uses his talent to restore customers' machines to full working order at CSR Computer Service Repair. With services ranging from laptop repair and video transferal to custom-built video-game computers and DVD repair, he helps customers finally free themselves from the burden of carrying a manual typewriter around at all times.

Customer Reviews

Good experience with this company!
Carol L. · June 15, 2013
Keep up the good work.
Debra B. · February 13, 2012

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