Online Shopping

November 26, 2013

The Christmas season is upon us and many of you are going to do a lot of online shopping!  The anticipation of UPS or Fed-Ex dropping off your packages is killing you!  Especially if you got free shipping, Ka-Ching!!  Online shopping means no searching for a parking spot at the mall.  No long lines in the shops.  No searching store after store for the perfect gift.  No tired muscles or sore feet.  Its easy!  Its convenient. Its fast!  But………….

Its also a cornucopia of credit card numbers and identity theft opportunities for the bad guys.  Each year, they turn up their malicious computer virus efforts because they know the holiday shopping season is the best time of year to steal from unsuspecting online shoppers.

If you are going to be online doing a lot of shopping this holiday season, you have to be careful and make sure your computer is secured from the numerous ways the bad guys can infiltrate it and go on a shopping spree of their own with your credit card.

Every year, I receive an increased number of phone calls from individuals and businesses that have been infected with a computer virus because of online shopping.  The Christmas 2013 season will be no different, in fact, it will probably be even busier than last year because the bad guys continue to find new ways to get in to the computers of blissfully unaware computer users.  Have you improved your computer security since last year?  If not, you may want to reconsider entering your credit card number to purchase that gift.

At Prairie Star Technology, we are computer security experts.  We use some of the latest tools and methods to make it much more difficult for the bad guys to infect your computer and steal your private data.  We will lock down your firewall, ramp up your anti-virus, eliminate tracking cookies, close critical security hole and block infected advertisements.  So whether you are in Kansas City or live and work in a different state, you can rely on Prairie Star Technology to keep your online shopping safe this holiday season.

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Founded in 2010, Prairie Star Technology is an independent IT service and support firm located in Overland Park, KS.  We offer on-site computer service and support throughout the greater Kansas City area, including Overland Park, Shawnee, Olathe, Kansas City, Lenexa, Prairie Village, and Leawood and remote help desk support to clients nationally.  We specialize in improving computer performance, reliability and security for residential and small business customers.  We are focused on providing fast, professional and CompTIA certified computer support to clients nationwide.   Our unique managed service program, Complete Computer Care, combines remote monitoring, preventative maintenance and Internet security all in one bundled offering starting at $15.99 a month.

If you would like to find out more about how we can improve your computers security to better protect your personal identity, documents, pictures and other data and make your computer faster and more fun to use, call us at 913/730-6262 or on our Contact Us page.  If you are going to take on the risks of the Internet, you owe it to your data to have the best Internet security possible.

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Call us if need computer repair of virus removal in Kansas City, Overland Park, Shawnee, Olathe, Lenexa, Prairie Village, or Leawood.

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