My Computer Guy

Bothell Computer Repair
(425) 893-9609



Bellevue, Bothell, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Redmond, Woodinville, WA
 20412 32nd Dr SE, Bothell, WA 98012 (MAP IT)

Serving your home or office needs for computers, networking, repair, support and training.
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Call us for a Security Audit.

  • Set up user accounts without administrative privileges!

  • Install and keep updated an antivirus program.

  • Install and use a good anti-Spyware program.

  • Install critical Windows updates within two weeks of release.

  • Install a firewall router if you have broadband Internet service.

  • Set up wireless security on the router (if applicable.)

  • Install a software firewall if you have the understanding to use it.

  • Don't use free software, music, or pictures (unless you're sure they are safe.)

  • Turn off the preview pane in your email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.)

  • Check what programs are running and stop suspicious activity.

  • Install only software and hardware from reliable sources.

  • Set up secure passwords for each user.

  • Backup data regularly and store securely off site.

  • Password email, money and other sensitive information.

  • Remove suspicious and unnecessary programs.

  • Do not open email attachments.

  • Do not click on email links.

  • Do not answer emails requesting personal information.

  • Password financial programs.

  • Password the bios on your computer.

  • Set your screen to require a password when the screensaver appears.

  • Activate the Guest account for Internet surfing and guest use.

  • Lock the computer when you leave it unattended.

  • Make the hard drive the first boot device.

  • Store recovery programs in a safe place.

  • Encrypt sensitive data. Make an encrypted disk.

  • Install tracing software on your laptop.

  • Be very careful if surfing the web. There are a lot of tainted websites out there that can take control just by visiting the site. If that happens, the best thing to do is to unplug the computer from power immediately and remove the battery if it is a laptop. This is a drastic measure and you will lose any unsaved data, but it has saved my bacon on more than one occasion.

  • The best security is to unplug the computer from the network!

"JT Steel would like to thank you for your recent help with our computer system. You quick and efficient turn-around was greatly appreciated. All problems are now corrected and I appreciate your affordable price and also your installation help at our business. If we have any further problems or need expert advice on security or new products, I will not hesitate to contact you again. Thank you."

L.A. Terrell, VP, JT Steel, Inc., Bothell, WA

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