WHAT SHOULD I INSTALL ON MY NEW COMPUTER FIRST?

Before you fire up your new computer to check your emails, surf the web, or install additional software, you want to protect yourself from imminent threats on the Internet. The security of your computer and data is important. Every day, an estimated 560,000 new pieces of malware are detected, leaving your new investment vulnerable to attacks.

Update Your OS

Before installing additional software on your new computer, you’ll need to verify you are running the most updated version of Windows, your operating system (OS). Running an OS update allows your computer to be compatible and communicate with the most current information to run your apps efficiently and notify you when a threat has occurred. Windows will have likely released several updates from the time your computer was boxed by the manufacturer and the time you unbox the computer at home. Depending on how many updates are pending, this could take a little time and require a reboot or two of your computer.

Install Antivirus Software

Once you’ve run your system updates the first thing you want to install is an antivirus. Your system may come preinstalled with an antivirus such as Windows Defender for PCs. In some cases, special trial offers on third-party antivirus software are also included. There are several free and paid versions of antivirus software available. Each one has features and benefits that match different needs. For the average user, at Geeks on Site, we recommend installing Avast.

Our experienced team of computer techs is available to assist you with setting up and installing software on your new computer. Contact Geeks on Site today!

Why Geeks Onsite?

Experts Ready To Help

As a leader in the technology industry, Geeks on Site provides the very best technicians in computer repair, networking, smart home installations, and IT support. Our technicians are knowledgeable and courteous, and they’ve been vetted before entering your home or office space. Schedule an appointment today to meet your friendly, local Geek!

Give us a call to find a tech near you

Why Geeks Onsite?

Experts Ready To Help

As a leader in the technology industry, Geeks on Site provides the very best technicians in computer repair, networking, smart home installations, and IT support. Our technicians are knowledgeable and courteous, and they’ve been vetted before entering your home or office space. Schedule an appointment today to meet your friendly, local Geek!

Give us a call to find a tech near you

A Few Words From Our Happy Customers

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4.3
Based on 38 reviews
Geeks on Site
4.3
Based on 38 reviews
I've had issues with my desktop and they had always been able to solve them, I got the yearly service, you can call as many times, at least you call once a month and have a tune up perform
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I have been using their services for many years now and Yadian has always surpass my expectations. His advice has always been point on. He is very knowledgeable and very professional. I will definitely recommend their services and will keep using them for our business technology support.
Luisa Bautte
Luisa Bautte
Neil Austin was wonderful and very patient adding parental monitoring to 5 devices.
Adri Zentefis
Adri Zentefis
My son gaming computer was frozen from virus attack. Called Geeks on site for remote assistance. The process was very simple and helpful, Geeks on site was able to clean and removed virus from our computer.Highly recommend their service to friends and family's.
Kong Sayarad
Kong Sayarad
The individual technician that helped me maintain my windows 10 HP tower PC was very professional, knowledgeable, efficient and courteous as well!
Lawrence Nevison
Lawrence Nevison
They are very professional and knowledgeable I could not open or get into my computer and one day later got a call that it was fixed
Severino Salazar
Severino Salazar
Your technician was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He got the job done efficiently and in a customer-oriented manner.
Charlotte Brook-Signor
Charlotte Brook-Signor
Caine Hakim was my service man. Did an excellent job with my computer and went above and beyond and unstuck my front door for me!!
Annie Zintel
Annie Zintel
We had the technician to our home to install a printer, take care of some virus issues, recover files, etc.The technician was on time, worked competently and quickly (we had plenty of time left on our estimated time slot, answered questions clearly and helpfully, plus gave us good advice for the future. We are geeks for life!!
Walter Wagner
Walter Wagner
Geeks on site has and continues to provide me with excellent service. Once I found them I no longer had to worry about my computer. THANKS
Sandra Shortt
Sandra Shortt
Excellent responsive successful in evey aspect. Shabash GOS!
Dennis Showalter
Dennis Showalter
They always solve my problem and are very helpful
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joanne cookinham
Professional I'm very thorough
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