Holy City Computer Services

Dedicated computer service professionals who ser ve small/home based businesses as well as residenti al clients in Charleston, SC and Lowcount ry areas.

We are dedicated computer service professiona ls who serve small (up to 10 compute rs) and home based businesses as we ll as residential clients in Charleston a nd the greater Lowcountry area of Sou th Carolina. In this website you wi ll find out all about our compa ny, the services we provide, advice on t he latest computing issues, and testimonials fr om some of our clients. First, thou gh, we would like to introduce ourselv es so please click the button bel ow to learn more about us!

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08/13/2018

What Your Smart Devices Know Abo ut You

So important to understand what t he convenience of technology actually costs regardle ss if you pay for it or n ot. Go into your purchases wi th open eyes!

2017 Charleston's Choice 06/16/2017

2017 Charleston's Choice

Vote for us for the Po st and Courier's Charleston's Choice under Computer/Technolo gy Services!

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Keylogger Found In HP Audio Driv er 05/12/2017

Keylogger Found In HP Audio Driv er

This is troubling. If y ou own an HP you may wa nt to follow the directions found in t he article to put a stop to th em logging your keystrokes. If y ou need help, you know who to ca ll!

Keylogger Found In HP Audio Driv er Swiss security researcher ModZero claims th at it has discovered an audio driv er installed on several HP laptops th at contains a feature that secretly recor ds every keystroke entered into the comput er.

Windows 10 Creators Update: Here's h ow Microsoft plans the rollout 04/03/2017

Windows 10 Creators Update: Here's h ow Microsoft plans the rollout

Be patient if your computer go es into an update cycle and do N OT shut it off. If y ou do you could corrupt Windows causi ng your computer not to boot up or wo rk properly. Let us know if y ou run into any problems after th is large update. 843-670-4153

Windows 10 Creators Update: Here's h ow Microsoft plans the rollout Microsoft has shared more details abo ut the rollout plans for its ne xt major update that would be availab le for Windows 10 devices as a fr ee software version. Like the Anniversary Upda te released last August, the Creators Upda te will be pushed out in phas es. The rollout would continue over t he next

Three privacy tools that block yo ur Internet provider from tracking you 03/26/2017

Three privacy tools that block yo ur Internet provider from tracking you

Excellent article which gives tips on h ow to keep your ISP (Internet Servi ce Provider) from snooping on you a nd selling your browsing history information to anyo ne willing to buy it. So me of the steps are advanced a nd you can inadvertently keep yourself fr om accessing the internet if you s et things up wrong so give us a ca ll if you are not comfortable maki ng these changes yourself, but you a re interested in protecting your privacy. 843-670-41 53

Three privacy tools that block yo ur Internet provider from tracking you The government may soon allow yo ur ISP to sell your browsing da ta. Here's how to fight back.

T-Mobile USA down? Current outages a nd problems 03/24/2017

T-Mobile USA down? Current outages a nd problems

There is a serious problem wi th T-Mobile's service in South Carolina at t he moment which is causing sporadic servi ce. Unfortunately, we are currently affect ed as well as a result. Plea se forgive any inconvenience if you a re unable to contact us during th is outage.

T-Mobile USA down? Current outages a nd problems Real-time status and outages for T-Mobi le USA. Service down? no cell recepti on or mobile internet? Here you s ee what is going on.

Trump's FCC wants to let yo ur cable company sell your data, becau se who cares about privacy? 02/27/2017

Trump's FCC wants to let yo ur cable company sell your data, becau se who cares about privacy?

If you care about your priva cy while using the internet, as everyo ne should, you may want to lo ok into a VPN solution such as Priva te Internet Access https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/. It is an affordab le solution (around $6/month) that will ke ep your website traffic to yourself as th ey do not keep logs of t he traffic that flows through their serve rs and provide an encrypted tunnel betwe en your computer and their systems. Th is will keep the prying eyes of yo ur ISP from seeing where you a re going on the web. Couple th is service with some good privacy protecti ng addons for your browser and y ou can significantly put a dent in advertise rs ability to track where you go online.

Interest ed to find out more? Give us a ca ll at 843-670-4153 for more information on protecti ng yourself, family, and business online.

Trump's FCC wants to let yo ur cable company sell your data, becau se who cares about privacy? Data for sale.

An insidious new Gmail phishing atta ck is tricking even the most caref ul of users 01/18/2017

An insidious new Gmail phishing atta ck is tricking even the most caref ul of users

NEVER click on attachments in an ema il from someone you are not expecti ng one from. If one of yo ur friends/family/co-worker sends you an email wi th an attachment, do yourself a fav or and ask them if they mea nt to send it to you fir st before you open it and gi ve yourself a nasty bug. An oun ce of prevention is worth a pou nd of cure. Proactively protect yourse lf from viruses.

An insidious new Gmail phishing atta ck is tricking even the most caref ul of users A new phishing technique is fooli ng internet users into giving hackers acce ss to their Gmail accounts. According to WordPre ss security plugin creator Wordfence , t he way that the attack works is th at hackers send emails to the contac ts of compromised accounts containing a seeming ly innocuous attachm...

Microsoft labels Windows 7 'outdated' as it stum ps for 10 01/18/2017

Microsoft labels Windows 7 'outdated' as it stum ps for 10

This is not news to technicia ns who have to reinstall Windows 7 on custom er machines. The update process h as become arduous to say the lea st, sometimes taking a day to ful ly update due to Microsoft's inattentiveness to t he aging operating system. It is f or this reason Holy City Computer Servic es recommends moving to the newer Windo ws 10 platform. Not only is it active ly updated, but it is a mo re secure operating system that is mu ch more resilient to viruses. If y ou have questions about migrating a comput er with Windows 7 on it l et us know!

Microsoft labels Windows 7 'outdated' as it stum ps for 10 Microsoft on Monday reminded Windows 7 custome rs that they have just three yea rs of support remaining and urged th em to upgrade to Windows 10.

01/16/2017

Fake Netflix Notice Spreads Virus

Be very careful about the Netfl ix emails you may find in yo ur inbox as it could give y ou a nasty bug. If y ou have any questions about your accou nt go to their website directly!

Fake Netflix Notice Spreads Virus This afternoon we began seeing a hu ge spike in traffic attempting to deliv er a virus to your PC. Th is social engineering tactic was one th at I had not seen before. N ow that the DVD rental service N…

12/23/2016

We here at Holy City Comput er Services wish you and yours a sa fe and happy holiday season!

Beware of new image files y ou didn't download: They may launch 'Lock y' ransomware 11/28/2016

Beware of new image files y ou didn't download: They may launch 'Lock y' ransomware

Be careful browsing out there!

Beware of new image files y ou didn't download: They may launch 'Lock y' ransomware Moving on from malicious macros in Microso ft Office Word documents, the Locky ransomwa re program now uses self-downloading image fil es from social media.

How to tell if your Andro id phone has the HummingBad malware 11/17/2016

How to tell if your Andro id phone has the HummingBad malware

A Chinese firm has released a vir us on Android smartphones called Hummingbad. Th is virus sends a great deal of da ta back to China from the user 's phone such as locations, contacts, a nd other personally identifiable information. Smartphon es are no different from computers in the ir need for a good antivirus soluti on and here at Holy City Comput er Services we suggest our clients downlo ad the free Android antivirus called Ava st Antivirus. Just like it's deskt op counterpart, it can help keep yo ur phone safe from those who wou ld use it as a tool to s py on you!

How to tell if your Andro id phone has the HummingBad malware HummingBad is bad news. Luckily y ou can find out if you're affect ed and do something about it.

02/22/2016

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Hollywood Hospital Held Hostage By Hacke rs Asking $3.6M Ransom To Release Netwo rk From Malware 02/16/2016

Hollywood Hospital Held Hostage By Hacke rs Asking $3.6M Ransom To Release Netwo rk From Malware

We have been dealing with th is type of malware for a f ew years now and there are sti ll no good outcomes outside of payi ng the ransom that these hackers dema nd. The FBI even confirms th is is the case.

To keep yourself protect ed from such threats it is imperati ve to make sure you have a prop er backup plan in place that utiliz es both local and cloud storage solutio ns that can be called on in ca se this happens. Removing the vir us on systems infected with these virus es will NOT de-crypt your files a nd you will lose everything so ju st having the virus removed is n ot the answer to the problem.

Hollywood Hospital Held Hostage By Hacke rs Asking $3.6M Ransom To Release Netwo rk From Malware A malware infection on the computer 's network could cost the hospital $3 .6 million if it goes along wi th the hackers' ransom request.

10 Best Computer Repair Services in Charlest on, SC 09/23/2015

10 Best Computer Repair Services in Charlest on, SC

Holy City Computer Services was ju st announced as #3 on the li st of best IT companies in 2015 by Thumbta ck for Charleston, SC!

10 Best Computer Repair Services in Charlest on, SC Here is the definitive list of Charleston 's computer repair services as rated by t he Charleston, SC community. Want to s ee who made the cut?

How to see all the compani es tracking you on Facebook — a nd block them 08/12/2015

How to see all the compani es tracking you on Facebook — a nd block them

Useful information for Facebook users.

How to see all the compani es tracking you on Facebook — a nd block them Facebook is a great utility if y ou want to stay in touch wi th friends and family, share photos...

Watch out: A dangerous Windows 10 sc am is being circulated online 08/01/2015

Watch out: A dangerous Windows 10 sc am is being circulated online

While we are testing the Windo ws 10 waters, judging when the n ew operating system is safe to upgra de to for our clients, be on t he lookout for scams like this. We wi ll have more information on the newe st Microsoft OS soon so keep post ed!

Watch out: A dangerous Windows 10 sc am is being circulated online The Windows 10 rollout has be en relatively smooth, but there are plen ty of users who never received t he Get Windows 10 app and a re still waiting in line for the ir turn to update. Unfortunately, scammers ha ve seen how desperate Windows users a re for the update, which is w hy it should come as no surp r…

Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Appar el, Computers, Books, DVDs & more 07/15/2015

Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Appar el, Computers, Books, DVDs & more

Today is Amazon Prime Day a nd they have a ton of ite ms on sale similar to their Bla ck Friday deals, go check it o ut!

Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Appar el, Computers, Books, DVDs & more Online shopping from the earth's bigge st selection of books, magazines, music, DV Ds, videos, electronics, computers, software, apparel & accessori es, shoes, jewelry, tools & hardware, housewar es, furniture, sporting goods, beauty & person al care, broadband & dsl, gourmet fo od & just about anything e…

Shhh: How to Mute Tabs in Chro me 07/14/2015

Shhh: How to Mute Tabs in Chro me

A handy tip for Google Chro me users!

Shhh: How to Mute Tabs in Chro me Using a little-known trick in Goog le Chrome, you can quickly quiet a noi sy background browser tab without leaving t he current page.

'Free' Windows 10 Has 3 Massi ve Unanswered Questions 07/14/2015

'Free' Windows 10 Has 3 Massi ve Unanswered Questions

Interesting thoughts on Windows 10 a nd why I am suggesting my clien ts be careful about their choice to upgra de until we get more answers abo ut just how free this upgrade real ly is.

'Free' Windows 10 Has 3 Massi ve Unanswered Questions Don't upgrade before you get answe rs to these three questions.

Adobe Flash exploit that was leak ed by Hacking Team goes wild; pat ch now! 07/09/2015

Adobe Flash exploit that was leak ed by Hacking Team goes wild; pat ch now!

Make sure that you always ke ep Adobe Flash up to date as th is program is a notoriously easy progr am for hackers to take advantage of yo ur computer through. This particular explo it is very nasty so make su re that you are updated!

Adobe Flash exploit that was leak ed by Hacking Team goes wild; pat ch now! Hours after the 0day was fou nd, it was added to popular explo it kits.

A scary new malware is on t he rise — here's how to prote ct yourself 06/10/2015

A scary new malware is on t he rise — here's how to prote ct yourself

A reminder:

A scary new malware is on t he rise — here's how to prote ct yourself Cyber criminals are increasingly using a sca ry new malware called ransomware to ma ke money.

When Windows 10 arrives, will yo ur files and apps survive? 06/06/2015

When Windows 10 arrives, will yo ur files and apps survive?

Very important information for those w ho will be upgrading to Windows 10. If y ou are unsure what to do abo ut all of your programs that mig ht not make it through the upgra de, or need some help with t he migration we are here to he lp!

When Windows 10 arrives, will yo ur files and apps survive? Microsoft is offering a free upgra de for Windows 7 and 8.1 use rs. Can't beat that deal. But y ou should check to make sure yo ur files, applications and settings remain inta ct after the transition.

No Joke: New $2.50 Gadget Mak es Batteries Last 8 Times Longer 06/03/2015

No Joke: New $2.50 Gadget Mak es Batteries Last 8 Times Longer

Improve the life of your batteri es by 8x using this new gadg et!

No Joke: New $2.50 Gadget Mak es Batteries Last 8 Times Longer You might be skeptical, but t he Silicon Valley startup says it’s simp ly been able to take advantage of a well-kno wn downside of standard batteries. It c an be used over and over.

Is someone slowing down your Intern et? Find out right now. 05/21/2015

Is someone slowing down your Intern et? Find out right now.

Test your Internet Provider and he lp the FCC make sure that th ey provide the speeds you are payi ng for!

Is someone slowing down your Intern et? Find out right now. It'll help protect Net Neutrality.

Huge sale: Lenovo is slashing deskt op and laptop prices by up to  50% for 1 day only 05/20/2015

Huge sale: Lenovo is slashing deskt op and laptop prices by up to 50% for 1 day only

For those looking for new compute rs this may interest you. Lenov os are a good mid-range OEM bra nd on par with Dell and the ir equipment lasts a long time so fe el safe in purchasing one.

Huge sale: Lenovo is slashing deskt op and laptop prices by up to 50% for 1 day only If your son or daughter ju st graduated high school and needs a deskt op or laptop to use for colle ge, then you should really check o ut what Lenovo is offering. For o ne day only, Lenovo is taking a hu ge ax to its prices for assort ed computers and is discounting them by up to 5 0%. FROM EARLIER: Apple j…

AMD admits it can’t be “t he cheaper solution,” will refocus on performan ce 05/08/2015

AMD admits it can’t be “t he cheaper solution,” will refocus on performan ce

Let's hope this places AMD processo rs more on par with Intel's line up so that they can become competiti ve again!

AMD admits it can’t be “t he cheaper solution,” will refocus on performan ce AMD bets on Zen CPU architectu re and HBM-equipped GPUs to see it throu gh.

Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperati ve computer with handgun 04/22/2015

Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperati ve computer with handgun

A computer is simply a to ol. As with all tools, if it is n ot working properly it can make doi ng tasks on it a frustrating affa ir. Since they tend to be mo re expensive to outright replace, do yourse lf a favor and find someone w ho can make your electronic devices beha ve so that you don't get so be nt out of shape you do somethi ng drastic like this guy... We a re only a phone call away to ma ke the beast work for you aga in: 843-670-4153.

Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperati ve computer with handgun Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-o ld man for carrying his computer in to an alley then shooting it eig ht times with a handgun after wh at authorities said had been a lo ng battle with the uncooperative machine. Luc as Hinch was cited for discharging a firea rm within city limits after officers re s…

Computer users face hard choice _ p ay ransom or lose files 04/08/2015

Computer users face hard choice _ p ay ransom or lose files

This is a must read f or any small business user. I am current ly working with a client who is havi ng this very problem and I wi ll make sure that coming back fr om such a problem in the futu re will be much easier. Secu re backups are the key to protecti ng your valuable data. Consider usi ng a cloud storage solution such as Carboni te that is not physically connected to yo ur computer to complicate these hacker's attem pt at stealing your money.

Computer users face hard choice _ p ay ransom or lose files It's a chilling moment: A messa ge appears on a computer screen, sayi ng the files are encrypted and t he only way to access them is by payi ng a ransom. It happened at Je ff Salter's home health care business ...

04/05/2015

Happy Easter everyone!

Custom Server Installation 03/06/2015

Here at Holy City Computer Servic es it is our job to ma ke sure you have the systems in pla ce to not only make your j ob a pleasure, but also to ke ep you protected. We offer ma ny different paths to reach these goa ls as can be seen in the se example pictures. This particular clie nt was in need of a serv er upgrade for their small business. We bui lt them a custom server which sav ed them thousands of dollars compared to quot es we had received from various O EM vendors for them. We al so helped them turn their network clos et from a cluttered mess to a contempora ry, optimized structure which will be ea sy to manage going forward. Al so it is easier on the ey es!

Timeline photos 03/06/2015

Holy City Computer Services is pro ud to announce that we are n ow offering maintenance plans! These plans a re built with savings in mind whi le also providing the high level of custom er service you have come to expe ct from us.

Our full service maintenance pl an for residential users is $25 a mon th per computer and covers any iss ue that you will come across fr om virus issues to parts replacements. It al so includes a per month system aud it to make sure all maintenance checklis ts have been done. This plan cove rs all labor costs associated with yo ur computer and related equipment in yo ur home. It also covers network applian ce setup and replacement as well. T he only thing you will pay f or is the parts! What this mea ns is that your systems will be monitor ed monthly for potential issues and y ou save money, all while enjoying increas ed up time and less hassle. T he typical home user can expect to p ay anywhere between $150 - $300 in lab or per service call on a break/f ix plan which tends to come o ut of the blue at the wro ng time. However, with this service y ou aren't taken off guard with an unexpect ed expense and you know you ha ve a plan in place to ta ke care of your IT issues wh en you need it. Also, for a sing le computer household you would be payi ng a total of $300 per ye ar which would potentially save you hundre ds of dollars!

The full service maintenance pl an for businesses is $35 per comput er and $100 per server per mon th. It includes the same benefits a nd conditions as the residential plan a nd is an excellent way to ma ke sure your up time is secur ed while saving money in the lo ng run! The typical small business wi th 3 computers can expect to p ay upwards of $2000 per year in IT cos ts while on this plan their tot al would be a set $1260!

We creat ed these plans to help our clien ts save money while also keeping th em up to date with all of t he maintenance tasks that need to be perform ed regularly on their systems. It al so lets us catch potential problems befo re they turn into critical situations th at require lots of downtime such as vir us issues and hardware failures.

If you a re interested in one of these pla ns for your home or business compute rs please email us at [email protected] or ca ll us at 843-670-4153 to get thin gs started!

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