Downloads

Our download page has a vast array of utilities to help you keep your PC clean. We also have a number of file viewers, compatibility packs for the new Office format and links to our broadband providers service monitor pages. Plus much more. All downloads updated early 2017.

Service status and speed checkers

Virgin service status monitor.
the status of the Virginmedia cable network network.
Plus Net/Force9 service status monitor.
the status of the Plus Net ADSL network.
Broadband Speed Checker
how fast is your broadband currently working
Broadband Speed Checker – Non Flash for iPads, phones etc
how fast is your broadband currently working on your tablet/phone?
BT Wholesale Broadband speed test
The official BT Openreach speed checking website


ESET on-line tools

ESET Virus Radar On-line
latest virus threats monitor.
ESET antivirus scanner
free online virus scan.
ESET Partner Log On Screen
authorized users only.


Anti-Virus/Malware utilities

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Live Installer all systems
you need license details to install.
ESET Internet Security Live Installer  all systems
you need license details to install.
ESET Smart Security Live Installer all systems
you need license details to install.
ESET Endpoint Antivirus Business product 64 bit only
you need license details to install.
ESET Endpoint Security Business product 64 bit only
you need license details to install.
Malwarebytes
Manual run spyware removal. Update and run FULL scan.
SuperAntiSpyware
Removes certain hijackers. Update and run FULL scan.
SpyBot Search & Destroy
Manual run spyware removal. Update, Immunize, and run scan.
Bleeping Computer direct link
advanced malware removal – use ONLY under EXPERT instruction!).


Removal Tools

Antivirus Uninstallers
removal tools for common antivirus software
ESET products removal tool
expert tool, use only under advice.
Revo
deepUninstall utility (Expert tool).


General Utilities

CCleaner

Removes unused and temporary files.  DO NOT use the Registry tool section if you run ANY Sage accounting products on your machine. IT WILL CAUSE SAGE TO CEASE WORKING.

Running any Registry cleaner is at your own risk, as an incorrect decision can render the PC un-bootable. If unsure, please call for advice.

DeFraggler
Quicker defrag tools. Replaces the Windows defragmenter. Take the tick out to stop Chrome installing during the process.
Sysinternals Suite
advanced diagnostic software – use only under instruction (VERY expert tool!).
Microsoft FixIt website
a link to the Microsoft FixIt site for general problem solving – use with care.
General Windows repair tool
advanced repair tool for general Windows errors – use ONLY under EXPERT instruction!).
Blue Screen viewer.
Allows you to translate a Blue Screen error.
ads computers rescue calling card
Installs the ads computers remote computer rescue service. After install, click on settings, and remove the Windows start up tick. Subscription service – please call or email for details.


PDF utilities

Adobe Reader X
pdf file reader. Take the tick out during install to avoid installing Google Chrome as well.
Foxit
Alternative PDF file reader. This is the new Windows 7 & 8 version. When installing, remove the ticks for unwanted toolbars!!
BullZip PDF Creator
erm, its a pdf file creator.


Back up utilities etc

Microsoft Synctoy
Microsofts’ excellent data back up utility.
Microsoft OneDrive log on screen
Microsofts’ Onedrive link. 5.0Gb cloud data storage available.
DropBox
DropBox. Cloud file storage of 5.0Gb free, and the login screen


Microsoft Office

Office 2007 compatibility pack
for Office 2000 – 2003 to read .docx, .xlsx etc.

Latest News and Updates

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6 days ago

ADS Computers

PC For Sale - refurbished ex-gaming PC.

I dont usually do this, but I did offer to help a customer who has just bought a new PC from us, and wants to sell his old one. We built it six years ago, and have serviced it annually, so we know its history.

We are simply advertising this for him, so it wont be us supplying it - it's a private sale.
We have fully refurbished it for him as part of the new PC sale deal. It will be for collection from here at ads computers, although the seller will be here for the sale.

The PC was very powerful when new, and is still a very fast system. It has an Intel i7 2nd gen CPU, a Radeon RX580 4.0GB graphics card, 16.0GB of memory. It has a 256GB SSD as the main drive, and a 1.0TB HDD as the data drive. It also has a built in wireless adapter. It will still play games, although it will struggle on the very newest games that require newer processors. This is ideal as a photographic PC or a PC for playing older games such as Counterstrike, World of Warcraft etc. The trade term is "light gaming".
It has the latest update of Windows 10 - 21H2 - installed, along with a standard software package. We will install any Office program or software etc for the buyer.

It comes with a relatively new wireless keyboard and mouse, and a 22" Viewsonic monitor.

Price being asked is £495.00. No offers though, as this is a good price in the first place.
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1 week ago

ADS Computers

Amazon & Visa credit cards

As you may well have read or heard in the news yesterday, after January 19th 2022 Amazon will no longer accept Visa credit cards. This is basically because Amazon claim the charges they pay have been increased from 0.3% to 1.5%. More detail about this is in the link below.
Amazon released a mailshot yesterday to all customers, one that will arrive over the coming days, outlining what's happening. BUT, they have included a link for a £20.00 voucher as "compensation" to affected customers.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59306200

Firstly, the link only works if you already have a Visa credit card on file with them.
Secondly. the are a plethora of scam versions of this email out there already.

If you get this email, whether its the real one or the scam one, dont click any links on it. I must reiterate this a dozen times a day as we get asked about email authenticity many times a day - never click on an email link unless you are a)expecting it, and b)100% sure you know its genuine.
The simplest way, with this Amazon example or any other email tempting you to click a link, is to delete the email, then access your account for that company direct from their website. If the email was genuine, the offer or reward will be there for you in your account settings.
Below is a copy of the genuine email. BUT - the fake one is identical in all but one respect. On Amazons email, the link takes you to your account settings. On the fake email, the link takes you to a copy of the Amazon website, and immediately asks for your log on details.

Its easy to avoid getting scammed this way - never click on an email link unless you are a)expecting it, and b)100% sure you know its genuine.
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