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West Valley Tech Now Offers Microsoft Office Products

We now offer a full line of Microsoft Office 2013 products:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Business (1PC) Product Key Card Retail Box T5D-01575 $184.00
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student 2013 (1PC) Product Key Card Retail Box 79G-03550 $124.00
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student Full OEM Branded (Includes Disc) 79G-03550-OEM $130.00
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional (1PC) Product Key Card Retail Box 269-16094 $290.00
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional (Download) – 269-16094-dl $185.00
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional PKC Card (Branded) 269-16094-PKC $220.00

Can people with another Office version open documents I create with Office Home & Business 2013?
Yes, a person with a previous version of Microsoft Office can easily open documents created with the latest release of Office. Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 365, or Office 2013 users can open documents created using the latest release of Office applications without any additional action. Customers using earlier versions of Office may need to download and install a compatibility pack.

CryptoLocker Ransom Virus Encrypts Your Files

Cryptolocker files can now be recovered

UPDATE 8/7/2-14 : Good news the Cryptolocker data base has been recovered by law enforcement. Which means you can recover the keys to decrypt all of your lost files. You can obtain the keys and software to do so HERE.

If you would like us to recover your files contact us here.

CryptoLocker is an aggressive ransomware Trojan. It has been spreading in email as an executable file disguised as a PDF file, packed into a zip attachment and also via the Zues botnet.

If opened the virus proceeds to encrypt your documents (pictures, music, important program files or documents) across both local and mapped network drives. A ransom is then displayed on your computer screen demanding that you pay $300 plus dollars, within 3 days or your files will be lost.

The virus and ransom can be removed from your computer but the encrypted files are not able to be recovered unless the ransom is paid.

What can you do to protect your self?

  1. Be extremely cautions when opening email, or email attachments.
  2. Protect your computer with good anti-virus or internet security such as Kasperksy Internet Security.
  3. Keep your computer up to date with the latest security updates.
  4. Remove Java from your computer if it is not needed. Or keep it up to date with the newest release.
  5. Back up important files to a external hard drive, disconnect it and use it only when backups are needed.
  6. Or backup files to a online back up service such as SpiderOak.
West Valley Tech – 602-456-0064
13954 W Waddell Rd #103-263
Surprise, AZ 85379

Microsoft Stops Support for Windows XP

On April 9th, 2014 Microsoft will “end support” for all versions of Windows XP. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer provide important security updates for your Windows XP computer, making your computer vulnerable to virus infections and hacking.

It is predicted by computer security experts that makers of computer viruses and malware are with holding there exploits for Windows XP until after Microsoft stops releasing security updates on April 9th, 2014. Which means that in the months after this date Windows XP will become a popular target for virus makers.

If you use your computer for important tasks such as online banking we strongly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 7 or higher.

Contact us at West Valley Tech and we can determine whether your computer can run Windows 7, or if it is time to buy a new computer.

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Surprise, AZ Location | 602-456-0064
West Valley Tech
13954 W Waddell Rd #103-263
Surprise, Arizona 85379

SundayClosed
Monday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On the northwest corner of Litchfield Rd and Waddell Rd next to the Frys grocery store, inside The UPS Store.

Also available by appointment after hours.

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