Closed on Labor DayWe'll be open Saturday 8/30, closed Sunday and Monday, then open again on Tuesday 9/2. Have a great Labor Day weekend!
Posted August 25, 2014
Microsoft Is Not Calling YouRecently, several of our customers have fallen victim to a scam involving a phone call purportedly from Microsoft. The caller tells the victim that their computer is infected with viruses and needs to be cleaned. The victim allows the scammer to remotely access their computer in the guise of fixing it, but in reality the scammer installs malicious software to steal personal information and passwords.
To top it off, the victim is charged for the privilege of having their computer hacked!
Folks, if you get such a call, just hang up. Resist any high-pressure sales tactics. And under no circumstances should you grant an untrusted person remote access to your computer.
If you're worried about possible viruses or malware on your computer, bring it to us to have it scanned.
Posted August 12, 2014
Hidden Danger In Your Computer?Excessive heat can damage the sensitive electronics in your computer. Computers have fans to cool things down, but over time dust accumulates and reduces the flow of air, causing temperatures to rise.
Here's the inside of a computer a customer brought in recently:
Wow, that's a lot of dust! Here it is after we cleaned it up:
Keeping your computer dust-free is good preventive maintenance. Bring your computer (desktop or laptop) to us and we'll blow out the dust at no charge.
Posted August 4, 2014
Powerful HP Desktop(Update 8/4: Sold.)
We have a great deal on a refurbished HP Pavilion p6230f:
Posted July 28, 2014
Fresh Fruit!A big thank-you to C. Z., who picked up her computer today and brought us some delicious fruit from the Renton Farmers' Market.
Posted July 16, 2014
Our Latest Custom-built PCWe built and delivered this workhorse for a retired Boeing engineer. He had a specialized requirement for high single-core performance in addition to general-purpose computer use.
Posted July 12, 2014
Now on Angie's List!If you're a happy Renton Computers customer and an angieslist.com member, please help us out by leaving a review:
Posted July 9, 2014
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