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Best ways to speed up your computer

You may know what it feels like to have a brand new computer, especially one that is  in a perfect condition and seems to blaze through even the toughest of challenges. After some time, files and folders may take longer to open, programs don’t shut down as quickly as you would like, delayed logins and […]

Intern Justin Martin Joins The CPS Team

Justin Martin is joining the CPS team as a part-time intern focused on software and web development. Justin recently graduated from Brighton High School and will be attending Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI starting the Fall of 2017. He plans on pursuing a degree in computer science with a focus in cyber security as well as a minor in physics. Justin has been with CPS since mid-February. Justin is our first part-time intern! We have and will continue to enjoy having him as part of the CPS team throughout the summer.


Welcome To CPS Nicholis DuBois

Nicholis DuBois is joining the CPS team as part of our software development team.  He recently obtained an Associate’s degree from Washtenaw Community College in Java programming.  In the fall Nicholis will pursue a Bachelor’s degree from U of M Dearborn in Information Assurance with a minor Physics.  Nick has been with us since February.  He is an efficient, effective professional that offers solutions to real world problems that customers present to us and help foster dynamic business relations that will benefit everyone in this technology driven era.


Happy Holidays from everyone at CPS. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.

The CPS office will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2016 to allow our staff time to enjoy the holiday season with their loved ones.

If you have an I.T emergency, please feel free to reach our I.T. specialists by leaving a message at (810) 224-5252.

Advent tip #4: Unsolicited tech support call? Just hang up!

Many of us have had unsolicited technical support calls, sometimes several of them.

It’s a scam that’s been going on for years, and it goes something like this.

Your phone rings, or an SMS arrives, or a popup appears when you visit a website, and the message tells you that there’s a virus of some sort on your computer.


If the “warning” arrives in an SMS or a pop-up, you’re urged to call a “support line,” typically a free number that seems harmless enough to dial.

Whatever the route, you end up talking to an earnest-sounding “support techie” who will typically imply that he’s from Microsoft, or Windows, and has some official-sounding reason to be talking to you.

We’re using “air quotes” here because everything about these calls is bogus, and you’re about to be squeezed into paying for a service you don’t need, and which wouldn’t fix your problem even if the caller were telling the truth.

There are various storylines the call will follow, but, in the end, the scammer will insist that a virus infection has been traced to your computer, and that you need to let him help you fix it.

If you don’t act now, you could lose all your data, be sued, get cut off by your ISP, or worse: a pack of scary lies to squeeze you even harder.

If you cave in, you’ll end up paying by credit card for a remote-access support session or some software that you didn’t need, that you can’t trust, and that won’t solve the problem you didn’t have.

Encourage your less tech-savvy friends and family not to yield to this sort of pressure.

End the call right away, because there is nothing useful to hear, and nothing useful to say.

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Fake anti-virus, Malware, Privacy

04 DEC 2015

by Paul Ducklin


Best of Brighton 2015

Press Release


Computers Plus Services Receives 2015 Best of Brighton Award

Brighton Award Program Honors the Achievement

Best of Brighton 2015BRIGHTON April 2, 2015 -- Computers Plus Services has been selected for the 2015 Best of Brighton Award in the Computer Repair Service category by the Brighton Award Program.

Each year, the Brighton Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Brighton area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Brighton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Brighton Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Brighton Award Program

The Brighton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Brighton area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Brighton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Brighton Award Program

Brighton Award Program

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