Geek Squad Services Recognized by PC Magazine

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-29-2014 10:15 PM (7,235 Views)

One of the personality traits we look for in Agents is a certain amount humility. Oh, we can overlook a bit of trash-talking when it comes to video game battles, but we have always felt it important that Agents don’t get too full of themselves. Which isn’t easy, considering all the technological disasters we help client address. But trying to stay out on the bleeding edge of this ever-changing field is enough to keep any technologist humble.

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The One New Year's Resolution

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-31-2013 03:06 PM - last edited on ‎05-04-2016 10:54 PM by (2,321 Views)

It’s that time of the year again – time to take a good hard look at yourself and resolve to be better next year. And yes, time for magazines, TV news shows and blogs to suggest a New Year’s resolution for you. Yeah, irritating, we know. But this is one you should pay attention too. It’s not that hard and could save you a lot of grief when the inevitable happens.

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Keeping Your Computer in Tip-Top Condition

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-05-2013 03:51 PM (9,967 Views)

Becoming technologically dependent is an almost unavoidable hazard of living in the modern world. The PC you are reading this post with is probably the most important (and least appreciated) piece of technology in your life. And, like other significant aspects of our lives (grandparents, dental health, houseplants), we often neglect the care and upkeep those things we will really miss when they’re gone.

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Don’t Let System Slowdowns Ruin Your Game

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-05-2012 10:43 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:57 AM by Geek Squad Agent (1,299 Views)

For gamers, few things are as aggravating as losing a game because your computer lagged at the wrong moment. Getting the most out of your PC gaming system doesn’t mean you have to buy the most expensive hardware available. You can reduce slowdowns and increase your fun with some basic computer optimization.

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Security Alert: ThinkPoint or MSE FakeAV infection

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-26-2010 03:01 PM (4,692 Views)

Summary: Active Virtual Agents and Field Agents are reporting an increase in the occurrence of a FakeAV (Fake Anti-Virus Software) infection known as ThinkPoint.

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Geek Squad Agents Become Free WiFi Hotspots this Holiday Season

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-17-2009 04:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:28 AM by Geek Squad Agent (273 Views)

With WiFi hotspots popping up in all kinds of places, Geek Squad returned to the lab for a “next-gen” holiday gift. Now “Secret Agent Santas” will take WiFi technology to the next level, releasing WiFi hotspots from the electrical outlet through the use of high-speed USB modems and battery-powered routers.

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What Exactly is Geek Squad Computer Optimization?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎09-29-2009 05:56 PM (2,623 Views)

If you’ve been shopping in Best Buy lately, you may have come across laptops with a big orange and white sticker declaring “THIS COMPUTER HAS BEEN TESTED AND SET UP BY THE GEEK SQUAD” along with the specific services performed, such as an “Optimization & Restore CD Creation.” So what does this mean for you as the new owner of that PC?

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Geek Squad to Make Windows 7 Upgrade 7th Heaven

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎09-25-2009 05:59 PM (1,779 Views)

Having the latest-and-greatest system has never been easier or more affordable.

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New “Scareware” Malware Computer Infections on the Rise

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-11-2009 10:04 PM (14,541 Views)

For the past few weeks, there has been a marked increase of scareware-malware (virus and spyware) infections. After speaking with multiple clients recently infected, it seems the latest infection is quite easy to fall for.

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Off Duty: The HTPC Project

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-06-2009 10:11 PM (2,610 Views)

Previously, I modded an original Nintendo system to include a wireless card and hard drive, essentially making it a computer.  Recently, while I was playing with my Frankensteined Nintendo PC, I came up with a new idea. I found I had gotten so into trying to beat super Mario, that I had forgotten to watch my favorite TV shows.

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