SecurityHave you been using your computer to surf the Web while logged in as an administrator? Are you concerned about the risks associated with doing this? If you can answer “yes” to either of these questions, we can help you understand the risks and help you to prevent the loss of your files and data, or even your operating system.

Maybe you have teenage children in the house who like to download anything and everything? Are you sure they’re not compromising your valuable computer investment?

If your computer performance seems drastically slow, you may be infected with a virus or malware, or there could even be P2P file sharing software on your computer that you don’t know about. A lot of file sharing occurring today involves the illegal sharing of copyrighted material. If it’s your computer being used, you could be held responsible for any copyright infringement or legal damages related to this activity.

We have helped others with these same issues, and we can help you too. For $99*, Cartier Consulting can evaluate your system and help you understand and protect yourself against any security threats and performance issues:

  • Install an Internet security suite that includes antivirus and antispyware software *
  • Download and install current virus and malware detection definitions and any application updates
  • Optimize computer speed and performance through various adjustments and improvements to startup and shutdown programs and Windows™ Start menu
  • Clean up Quick Launch menu and taskbar, plus any broken or unused program shortcuts
  • Verify that settings in the default web browser (typically Internet Explorer) are set to prevent web site “phishing” attempts, and to block pop-ups
  • Uninstall and clean up unwanted programs and trial programs that came with your computer
  • Set administrator and user account passwords, and create additional accounts as necessary
  • Verify that computer hardware and software is functioning properly
  • Create backup media, if applicable

Additional features may be requested at the time of service, and will be billed at our normal hourly rate. See our Rates page for current rates.

* Price does not include the cost of an Internet Security software package.