Spring Specials! Refurbished Laptops under $200. Windows 10. Free Refurbished Wireless Mouse. April 1 – April 8.

NB205Toshiba NB205, Dual Core CPU, 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Windows 10

$99


E6400Dell E6400, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 100GB HDD, Windows 10

$139


D630Dell D630, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Windows 10

$149


DV6000HP DV6000, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 10

$159


DV7HP DV7, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 10

$169


G42HP G42, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 10

$169


A305Toshiba A305, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 10,

$179


5742Acer 5742, Triple Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 10

$189

AMD Ryzen Processors and Motherboards now in stock at Providence Computers

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“Ryzen is going to rock for some time to come. AMD’s new Ryzen CPU family is off to a great start.” Hothardware: Marco Chiapetta

“AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X is a good chip at a great price and its putting Intel on notice. AMD is back and the 1800X is the first step in the perennial underdog’s plan regain market share from Intel and build confidence in its products.”  SemiAccurate: Thomas Ryan

“AMD fans have something to rejoice about, and CPU buyers have some tough decisions to make. Regardless if you are a fan of either camp or an impartial observer, competition is always a good thing for the consumer, so I guess we all win!” Tweaktown

“Consider where AMD was coming from and look at what they have achieved with Ryzen, it’s nothing short of amazing. I’m excited to see AMD delivering competitive high-end CPUs and it’ll be interesting to watch how well they can refine the Zen architecture over the coming years.” Techspot

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AMD RYZEN 7 1700 8-Core 3.0 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 Processor

$359.95

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ASUS Prime B350M-A/CSM AM4 Motherboard

$119.95

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Additional CPU’s and motherboards arriving soon!

Digital Hostage: The Ransomware Threat (And What You Can Do About It)

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We live in a world that is more connected than ever, but with those connections come new challenges to your personal information. Ransomware and malware are the scary side of the internet, and it is more important than ever to keep your valuable data safe. Here are some common-sense security tips that will help you stay one step ahead of the bad guys–

What is ransomware?


  • We store important personal information on our computers– from family pictures to business records to everything in between. To take advantage of this, cyber criminals use a form of malware called ransomware.
  • Ransomware is malicious software that seeks out personal information on a computer– documents, pictures, movies, music, and other files– and encrypts them, scrambling them so that they can no longer be opened.
  • Once the information is encrypted, the criminals display a message on the computer demanding that the victim pay them some amount of money, usually via the untraceable online currency Bitcoin. Amounts can be from $200 to $20,000 or more. If the victim does not pay the ransom within a set amount of time, the criminals may increase the ransom or delete the encryption key so that the files cannot be recovered. Some ransomware even threatens to post sensitive information from the victim’s files on the internet if the ransom demands are not met.

How can I protect my computer?


  • Maintain a backup of all files on a device that is not permanently connected to the computer. If you copy your files to a USB flash drive or hard drive that remains plugged into the computer, those files may be encrypted at the same time your computer is attacked.
  • Avoid suspicious emails, links, and attachments. The most common method of infecting victims with ransomware involves the tried and true method of sending spam and waiting for people to click on the links. Use smart email skills:

    • Examine the email carefully before clicking on any links or downloads
    • Make sure you know who the email is from (look at the complete email address) and where the link will take you (hover over the link and see where it goes).
    • Don’t download and open attachments from people you don’t know.
    • If you are not sure if an email is legitimate even though it is from a known sender, call or email the sender to make sure they actually sent you something before opening any attachments.

  • Keep your operating systems, web browsers, and other software up to date.

    • The Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems are no longer safe to use online.
    • Other operating systems– such as Windows 7, 8, and 10– should use the latest service pack.
    • Keep web browers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Edge), plugins (Flash and Java) and other applications (such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader) updated to avoid vulnerabilities in older software.

  • Install an up-to-date antivirus program on your computer and make sure you know how to update it and use it to scan your computer.

What do I do if I am infected?


  • If you think you might have clicked on ransomware, turn off your computer immediately and do not turn it back on. It takes time to encrypt files, and turning the computer off stops the process. This may mean that only some of the files will be encrypted.
  • Take your computer to a professional. Make sure you tell the technician that you suspect ransomware, so the tech can remove the ransomware files before booting up your computer.

Don’t let ransomware ruin your day! Call or stop by Providence Computers today to talk to us and make sure you are protected, and get advice on what to do if you’re not.

Gaming System Weekend Deal 3/10/17 and 3/11/17! Core i5, 16GB, SSD, RX480, Blue LED $699

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Cougar Micro ATX Gaming Case
Dual 120MM Blue LED Fans
Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.4GHz
16GB Corsair DDR3
Sapphire RX 480 4GB Blue LED
120GB SSD (OS)
1.5TB HDD (Data)
600 Watt Power Supply
Windows 10 Pro
Blue Ray Optical Drive

Was $799
Now $699

1 available.
3/10/17 and 3/11/17 only.

Including 3 month warranty

Play all the best new games including Overwatch, Civ 6, Battlefield 1, Duex Ex: Mankind Divided and all the old classics too.

How would catastrophic data loss affect your company?

60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster.*
Companies that can’t resume normal operations within 10 days of a loss indecent will likely not survive.*
60% of companies don’t have a fully documented [Disaster Recovery Plan]. 40% of them said theirs didn’t work.*

Data loss can happen for many reasons, a failed hard drive, natural disaster, disgruntled ex-employee, virus, or ransomware.

Providence Computers can help verify and test your recovery process, or setup and document a backup plan if you don’t already have one.
Backup to USB hard drives, network storage, or cloud storage and have peace of mind that you are prepared for a disaster, no matter what kind.

Providence Computers provides and installs several types of backup storage and software including:

External Hard Drive
External Hard Drive
NAS
NAS
cloudstorage
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Macrium Reflect Backup
Macrium Reflect Backup
CloudBerry Backup
CloudBerry Backup
Microsoft Azure Backup
Microsoft Azure Backup

* FEMA / Strategic Resource Institute / Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council