Microsoft has recently admitted to having a security flaw in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. This flaw can allow hackers to access your computer remotely, putting your personal information at risk, and potentially allowing them to use your computer for ill intentioned purposes. There is currently no fix (patch) available for any of the versions, 6-11, of IE that are affected.
Windows XP will see no patches to fix the versions of IE on it. This is an example of why it's important to begin looking for an new or newer used computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
Since there is no fix available, you should immediately download, install, and begin to use either Firefox browser from Mozilla, or Chrome from Google. Panther Computers can assist you with this either in store or via our Panther Rescue Remote service for $25.
Update: Microsoft made the patch available to XP as well. There has been criticism of this move by some for allowing XP to have a lingering death. It is likely that this will be the last act of mercy seen for the XP operating system. We will help as long as possible to keep your systems running with XP, but one must consider the need to move forward as your situation allows.
We have been doing business as Panther Computers as of April 2014 for ten years. We want to thank the Northwest Florida area and especially our Santa Rosa County friends, family, and neighbors for allowing us to serve your computing and technology needs.
Panther Computers has invested in an enhanced system to provide better tracking and histories of our clients, their computers, and the work performed. We now have the ability to provide you email and SMS (aka texting) updates as we begin and proceed with the work on your computer. You can also click on the Status link under services to log into your tickets online for a current status. We are continually looking for ways to improve the service we provide our clients.
Panther Computers now offers our remote access service, Panther Rescue Remote, to our customers. Panther Rescue Remote can allow a Panther Computers technician provide you local support from our offices saving you travel time and expense. All you need is a working high speed internet access for the computer and we can provide instruction, configuration, and technical support.
The support is by appointment and first come first serve, but we will expand availabilty and offerings as demand increases. Stay tuned for pricing and other details as we fully deploy Panther Rescue Remote. Whether in the store or by remote we'll make your computer PuRR like a kitten.
Panther Computers is a Cloud Nation Certified Professional organization. This certification recognizes Panther Computers as a trusted and educated provider of cloud services to small and medium sized businesses with a proven understanding of cloud strategy and the ability to offer clients a seamless integrated cloud experience.
After nine years in Downtown Milton, Panther Computers has relocated to our new home three blocks North of Milton High School at 5621 Stewart Street. We are still settling in our new home, but are fully operational. Customers will find our location has better parking and easier and safer access from Stewart Street.
Panther Computers now offers our customers recycling that pays. In conjunction with the national recycler Engaged Recycling, you can now get money for your old electronics. Use the links on our site for details and DIY (do it yourself) to recieve an Engaged Recycling Visa® Prepaid Card.
How does Engaged Recycling Trade-In work?
by filling in some information about your electronic device, as well as the appropriate mailing address.
Engaged Recycling takes care of everything... and the shipping is FREE.
Panther Computers is now an authorized reseller for Avast security products. Avast's offerings will compliment the AVG products we already offer as each has unique benefits that fit differing customer needs. We will consult with our buisness clients to help them identify which product is best for their environment. The Panther Tuneup and all new Panther Computers will continue to include AVG, but Avast will be offered as an alternative for an additional fee.
There is a growing trend in the computing industry for repair shops to claim they are licensed and bonded. The problem with this tactic is it quickly reveals the true nature of the shop and person you are dealing with. There is no licensing authority in the computer business like there is with roofers, plumbers, and electricians.
We are bumping this article back to the top as there has been a recent increase of these calls in the NW Florida area. We have one computer in the shop now that has been completely locked and is in danger of having had tax documents tampered with or "stolen. We've had a second customer relate that they have had no less than five phone calls trying to coerce them into letting the Indian sounding caller take control of their computer. Watch videos and more on our Facebook page on this an other computer scams.