Monthly Archives: January 2019

Superbowl 🏈, Financing💰 & Tater Tots 😋

2019 is bringing change for the better!

WOW! 2019 has been incredible so far! We have some pretty exciting things in the works in addition to today’s announcements: Interest free financing available for our Certified Restored Products; Lenovo partnership added for our national education customers; we’re giving away a TV!

That is only the tip of the iceberg! We have even more service offerings to add and some positive changes to our current services. Stay tuned!

On a side note, in case Superbowl hype is not your thing, here’s another important public service announcement:

National Tater Tot Day is February 2nd!

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As much as the Superbowl and Groundhog Day (also Feb 2nd) can let us down, Tater Tot Day NEVER WILL! Go find an event (yes, there are many places around the country that take this day very seriously!) or make your own celebration. A fitting way to celebrate would be to enter to WIN a TV.

Don’t miss your chance to win a big screen TV!

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In celebration of the monumental rematch of the Rams and Patriots, TechRestore is giving away a 43″ Toshiba 4K Ultra HD Fire TV! It’s so easy to enter and as a bonus, when you enter, you’ll be following us on Instagram. That’s a win no matter what!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow @itechrestore on Instagram
  2. Comment on our Instagram post with your guess at the Superbowl LIII winner (or put “Tater Tots” if that’s who you’re rooting for!) Be sure to add #TechRestore 
  3. Tag at least 2 friends in your comment (so they can enter too! If it’s not in your house, at least give it a chance to be in a friend’s house!).

You MUST enter before 6pm EST on 2/3/2019. A winner will be selected at random from all the entries and announced on Monday 2/4/2019.

*Must be 18 or older to enter. TechRestore is not affiliated with Instagram or any brands in this giveaway.
**You don’t have to be local to Louisville to win, but you will need to be able to come pick it up. We are not offering shipping for this prize.

TechRestore has 2 new partners to make your experience even more epic!

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First, we have been working with schools and districts around the country for over a decade. In our commitment to constantly provide the best service possible, we’ve partnered with Lenovo, the #1 brand in the classroom. As an authorized Lenovo Partner, we offer specialized solutions for our education customers. For more information, see our website, fill out the form and a dedicated account specialist will be happy to answer all your questions.snap financing

Next, TechRestore is all about delivering the best possible experience to our customers and helping them get what they want. With that in mind, we’ve added Snap Finance 100 day interest free financing to our service offerings. Now, if you want or need one of our fantastic Certified Restored iPhones, Macs (laptop or desktop) or iPads, you can split the purchase into manageable monthly installments. This is available to all our customers and it’s easy to apply and get approved.

Text “20016” to 48078 to apply or apply online. You can check out our products on our website and on our FaceBook Marketplace.

As always, we look forward to bringing even more exciting announcements about new product and service offerings to you! If this blog has helped you or made you think of someone it would be helpful to, do them (and us) a solid favor by sharing it with them! Watch for the winner of the TV to be announced next week …
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TechRestore – 4036 Taylorsville Rd – Louisville, KY 40220  502-398-6456
Mon-Fri 9a-6p  Sat 10a-5p

Has Your Browser Been Hijacked? PSA

What is a “Browser Hijacker”?

baby shark songA toddler who has learned to find and play “Baby Shark” in 24 tabs in Safari? Well, maybe. The one we’re talking about is a bit more malicious (and not so easy to remove). It is just as preventable though as long as you know what to do (doo doo doo doo doo doo) and what to look for.

A browser hijacker can be a harmless annoyance (a really annoying one!) or it can be malicious, embedding itself deep in the file system of your computer, seemingly unremovable. There is no firewall, no anti-virus/malware program to guard against it or remove it. Once it’s installed, extracting it yourself could cause irreversible software damage.

There is a bright side, though! Actually, two bright sides.

One, you can prevent it yourself by knowing what to look for.

Typically, you will be on a legitimate website, click a link (that was placed there legitimately) and that’s where the “hijack” part comes in. Instead of taking you to the real destination of the link, you’re taken to a false site and a pop-up window will tell you your flash player (or some other common program) is out of date. Clicking “yes” OR “no” in the pop-up will install the file. Always click “X” to close the pop-up. It will look something like this:

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Notice the URL. Always check it before downloading anything.

Two, a knowledgeable professional can remove it.

Because of the vulnerable nature of file systems, it’s best to have someone who does this many times a year remove it for you. We have seen an increase in these hijacks in the past month or so, which is why we are sharing this information, as a public service announcement.  We have been able to successfully remove the hijacker installed files and restore PCs and Macs (yes, Macs are susceptible if you click the installer) to their former, unsullied state.

Our flat rate software repair for Macs and PCs is $75.

We hope you won’t need it – but if you do, you can count on TechRestore. We are always looking for the best solution for you and your desktop, laptop and handheld electronics needs.

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Remember, if a popup asks you to install an update, BE SAFE! Go directly to the appropriate website for the real update. (For Flash, go to Adobe.)

 

TechRestore 4036 Taylorsville Rd. Louisville, KY 40220

502-398-6456  MON-FRI 9-6, SAT 10-5 EST