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.
Manual run spyware removal. Update and run FULL scan.
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.
deepUninstall utility (Expert tool).

General Utilities


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.

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.
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. 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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2 weeks ago

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Trading hours w/c January 4th 2021

Happy New Year to all our customers.

UPDATE - Comments have been deleted and turned off due to attracting negative and/or insulting comments from COVID deniers!

Regrettably, we have been forced to keep the workshop closed this week due to COVID related or suspected COVID infections from contact tracing.
Until we all test negative, we can only trade in a limited capacity, responding to emails and phone calls only.
After that, with us now being in Tier 5, we will still not be able to fully open, but we will post more details later.

With Rob essentially working alone, and dealing with Remote Assistance all day, the phones will be engaged for 90% of the time.
Because of this, the best way to get a quick response is email. The phones have been very busy, and the voicemail is often full, so an email will get noticed, and responded too, more quickly.

I will update this site as and when we know more.

On the subject of COVID, please be very aware of the fake NHS texts and emails. These ask for bank details as proof of identity. Do not be tempted to respond.
UPDATE - just to clarify, the picture shown is of the FAKE text, so you can see what a FAKE looks like. It is not genuine, which is kind of the point of the post.
Example below -

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3 weeks ago

ADS Computers

New Year trading hours.

There has been a necessary change to our trading hours in the new year. Because of COVID isolation, we are now unable to open the workshop or make any call outs until Wednesday 6th January at least. This only affects Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th so far, as we are closed for the New Year break until then anyway.

We will still be able to offer telephone support and Remote Support on the 4th and 5th, but no visits or customers calling into the workshop.
We can only open Wednesday assuming a negative COVID test. I will update this post when I know more.

I can only apologise for the inconvenience, but keeping this insidious virus at bay takes precedence over everything.

In the meantime, here is a photo of me preparing to venture outside to put the bins out.....

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1 month ago

ADS Computers


It’s been a long and strange year for everyone. Many businesses have struggled. But we have been fortunate enough to be working in a field that has been in higher demand than ever. We’ve been busy, very busy.
This has meant long hours and missed days off or holidays for us all here.
So this year we are having a longer break than normal over the Christmas and New Year period, and support cover will be limited. There will be no routine home or business visits for two weeks. We have a colleagues local business covering any really urgent or business critical call outs.
We can answer most support requests by email, so this will be the best way of getting in touch during the break. We will reply in order of priority. Please only telephone in if it’s urgent.
On the few days the workshop is open, all appointments must be booked in still under COVID regulations.

And here’s wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a much better New Year!

Monday 21st December - 10.00am to 4.30pm. Basic support only, workshop open for urgent jobs.

Tuesday 22nd December - 10.00am to 4.30pm. Basic support only. Workshop closed.

Wednesday 23rd December - Closed

Christmas Eve - Closed

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day 26th December - Closed

Sunday 27th December - Closed

Boxing Day bank holiday Monday 28th - Closed

Tuesday 29th December - 10.00am to 2.00pm. Basic support only. Workshop open for urgent jobs only.

Wednesday 30th December- 10.00am to 2.00pm. Basic support only. Workshop open for urgent jobs only.

New Years Eve - Closed

New Years Day - Closed

Sunday 3nd January - Closed

Monday 4th January - 10.00am to 16.00pm. Basic support only. Workshop open for urgent jobs only.

Tuesday 5th January - 10.00am to 16.00pm. Basic support only. Workshop open for urgent jobs only.

Wednesday 6th January- back to normal trading.

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