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Archive for June 2011

Geek Easy Becomes CompTIA Authorized Service Center

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Geek Easy Computers Earns CompTIA A+ Authorized Service Center Status from Computing Technology Industry Association

Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 19th 2011 – Geek Easy Computers has been recognized by the leading trade association for the world’s information technology (IT) industry for their commitment to quality service and professionalism.


The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has designated Geek Easy Computers as a CompTIA A+ Authorized Service Center™. CompTIA A+ is part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, HP and Cisco. Other technology companies, including Dell, Intel, Lenovo and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians. The U.S. Department of Defense recognizes CompTIA A+ and the Department of Homeland Security requires it as part of their computer forensics program.


“Designation as a CompTIA A+ Authorized Service Center is validation that a computer service center has achieved the technology industry’s highest recognized level of competence,” said Richard Rysiewicz, Senior Dir., Services, at CompTIA. “It is a strong sign that the professionals of Geek Easy Computers take pride in their work and are committed to advancing the quality of their operations and service.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mac Viruses and Malware

Mac Defender and variants of the latest Mac malware

Normally news of major Internet virus threats is exclusive to Windows, but not anymore. Word of the Mac Defender variants has spread faster than the malware itself, and it’s sparking bits of controversy on the web. From debates about the security of Mac OS as a whole, the need for antivirus software on Macs, and Apple’s response to Mac Defender, there’s probably been more written on the subject in the past few weeks than anyone would care to read.


But given that Apple computers are probably the most common manufacturer of PCs we repair, we thought it might be nice to summarize what’s being said on the subject.

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