Being in IT support we are often asked similar questions a lot of the time. We have therefore compiled a list of common questions and possible solutions to help aid you in solving your own computer issues. Please click on a section below to find faq's about various IT issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Computer monitoring services allow our technicans to see any problems that may arise on your computer network before they cause a catastrophe. We can monitor your servers and workstations to ensure that your backups are working properly, your hardware is in good working order, your antivirus is current and working properly and to ensure all your windows updates are completed properly and up-to-date. We install a piece of proprietry software onto your servers and computers that look for specific problems and then report back to us. We check the logs every day looking for any potential problems - for example, you may have hard disks that are running out of space, or a disk in your RAID array has failed and needs replacing. We can then order in the required part and replace it, without your network grinding to a halt and the issue becoming an urgent emergency!
Managed services are the same as 24/7 monitoring - a set of tools and services that can be used to monitor and maintain the health and performance of your network and proactively eliminate problems before they have the chance to effect system uptime.
Since a virus is technically an unwelcome software program that is installed on your computer, the way it affects your computer will vary depending upon the virus program as well as your operating system. In fact, if the virus is very well programmed, you may not notice any signs of infection at all. Furthermore, some of the signs that are commonly associated with a virus infection may actually be caused by something else. Still, some of the signs that are most commonly associated with a virus include:
  • Your computer starts running more slowly than usual
  • Your computer stops responding to you or starts "locking up"
  • You start receiving unusual error messages
  • In short, your computer simply stops acting normal.
  • No. All versions of Microsoft Windows do not come pre-installed with a virus protection program. You need to purchase third-party anti-virus protection and it is essential if you are using your computer on the Internet. The best ones to purchse are subscription-based services that are continually updating themselves as new threats appear, and that will not expire until you cancel them.
    Network monitoring refers to using devices and programs to monitor the status, health, availability and performance or various devices on a network. This monitoring looks at things like network connectivity, error logs, processor and disk usage and virus definitions. It does not allow someone to see data or what a user might be doing. It enables us to be alerted to problems before they become serious.
    Patch updates are fixes or updates that are released by a software manufacturer to correct security or feature flaws in programs. Pre-emptive Strike offers complete patch-update and testing services for Microsoft and other products including Windows, Office and Servers. We test and verify each update before deploying it to your system.
    OEM software is software that was designed to be bundled with new equipment when it is sold. For example, the version of Windows on any new PC form any computer manufacturer or reseller is OEM software. Retail software can be removed from one computer and installed on a new one within the terms of the license agreement for a particular program.
    Please see the question about OEM software. If it is an OEM version, the answer is no. If it is a retail version, however, the license may be transferred to a new computer if the software is removed from the old one (depending on the license agreement for the version of Office you have). For more information please refer to the End User License Agreement (EULA) on your Office disk.
    Yes, there are many simple and affordable ways to prevent your employees or anyone else on your companies network form accessing pornographic or any other material you feel is inappropriate. There are many appliances and services available to do this, so please call us and we can find the solution that is right for you.
    In almost every case the answer to this question is yes. There are companies, like Pre-emptive Strike, that can recover data from computers that have been attacked by viruses. It should be noted that it is never possible to guarantee full data recovery, but it is rare that most if not all of the data from a dead computer can be recovered.


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