We can call at your home or business to carry out repairs, upgrades, install new components and set up broadband and wireless networking

PC Repairs

Hardware repairs at your home or your business

Broadband & Networking

Broadband and wireless networking for home and business

At ads computers we specialize in jargon free, friendly advice about repairs, upgrades and bespoke home and small business computers. We especially cater for the first time buyer and PC novices. Any conversation about your requirements will be kept in plain English.

We will not try and blind you with science as seems to be the trend with many PC resellers.

We only stock quality components from major manufacturers. We have learnt over the years that lesser, unbranded components, although a cheap alternative, will not be as reliable or long lasting. This policy has given us an excellent reputation for reliable systems.

Our systems are built with the future in mind, with plenty of scope for upgradeability should you later decide to expand your PC.

We can call at your home or business to carry out repairs, upgrades, install new components and set up broadband and wireless networking. We pride ourselves on excellence in customer service and after sales service, with the hope that we can maintain your custom and trust for the future.

Based in Stapleford, Nottingham, we cover the Nottingham and Derby area.

We are resellers for

Plusnet, Virgin Media, CBL Data Recovery, Aztec Internet and Little Black Dog web design

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1 week ago

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‪Look out for these FAKE Argos text messages claiming that you’ve won gift vouchers! 😮 The link leads to malicious websites designed to steal your personal and financial details! #PhishyFridays 🎣‬ ...

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2 weeks ago

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Business/Support phone numbers.

Over the last few months we have seen a sharp rise in systems coming in to us because the user had allowed a rogue support company to log on.
This has usually happened after they had been trying to call their bank, their ISP (service provider - BT, Virgin, Sky etc), or their printer manufacturer or any such similar company for support or help.

Problem is, and the reason they got scammed, is that they Googled the number. (or Bing-ed, or generally searched).

The lesson here is simple -

NEVER GOOGLE/SEARCH FOR A COMPANY PHONE NUMBER.

OK, But why? Rogue companies pay good money for their advert to appear at the top of the search engines, and they will claim to represent a bank, ISP, support centre etc. They then pass your call on to the relevant "department" where the scam is carried out. They will try all sorts of excuses to get you let them log on to your computer, usually involving a scare tactic.
Once they are connected, they will lie about infections, corrupt bank log-ons etc to get you to part company with your money.

IF YOU NEED A PHONE NUMBER, FIND IT ON A STATEMENT, COMPANY HEADED LETTER, BANK CARD etc. Just don't use your computer!

We have been asking customers how they surf the internet for information, and the scary fact is that 90% of people we asked didn't understand how it works. I will do an article about this at a later date, but in the meantime, be aware that the first page of results is mostly made up of paid-for advertised sites, and marketing results. You need to look carefully for the word “Ad” or similar. As much as 70% of the first page of results may be marketed results, not true results. The top results are just the ones that paid to be at the top following certain trigger words typed in. The criminals know this, so pay to get at the top. Their entry will almost certainly get removed as it gets reported, but the next day, another takes its place, and so it continues…….

And whilst I'm on the subject of calls.
Your bank, your ISP, Microsoft, or any financial institution will NEVER call you up at home and ask for personal details that involve site or account access. If in doubt, tell them you'll call them back. If they are genuine, they will understand. If they argue, they are a scammer. If you do decide to ring them back, use a different phone/phoneline to the one they rang you on, and get the number as discussed above. (you cant cut off an incoming call to a landline for several minutes. The scammers know this, and will play a dial tone down the line after you hang up. When you "ring back" they simply turn off the recording, and have someone else speak to you).

Be careful out there folks………………………..
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1 month ago

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ESET NOD32 upgrade

Any customers with ESET products will be getting the new version 13 upgrade over the next few weeks.
This is a major program refresh, and unlike the normally daily updates, this one does require your permission to start.
So far every upgrade we have done or been involved with has been problem free, so I don't anticipate any difficulties with the process. (famous last words...…….)
The message is self explanatory, stating that it needs your permission to proceed.
The point of this post is to let you know that this is indeed a genuine message, and that you can go ahead. Just agree to the messages, and follow the instruction to restart your machine afterwards.
You will get a message after restarting which will highlight all the relevant changes to your particular version.ESET NOD32 upgrade

Any customers with ESET products will be getting the new version 13 upgrade over the next few weeks.
This is a major program refresh, and unlike the normally daily updates, this one does require your permission to start.
So far every upgrade we have done or been involved with has been problem free, so I don't anticipate any difficulties with the process. (famous last words..........)
The message is self explanatory, stating that it needs your permission to proceed.
The point of this post is to let you know that this is indeed a genuine message, and that you can go ahead. Just agree to the messages, and follow the instruction to restart your machine afterwards.
You will get a message after restarting which will highlight all the relevant changes to your particular version.
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