Welcome to CenturyLink PC Services


Top 5 Questions

  • expand/collapse What is CenturyLink Remote Services?
    CenturyLink Remote Services are computer services that CenturyLink provides to its customers via remote control software. Remote Services allow a repair technician sitting in a separate physical location to view and control your computer through the internet. It works like desktop sharing technology and allows support personnel to rapidly resolve computer issues.
  • expand/collapse Do I have pay for this service?
    There is no cost to you to run the scan (PC Health Check) of your PC to diagnose possible issues.
    After the scan, a list of recommendations will be provided.
    There may be services offered for free and some that may be purchased.
  • expand/collapse How long will the service take?
    The PC Health Check scan should take approximately 7 minutes. For the other services, depending on service type, repair can take as little as half an hour or as much as six hours (but can be done while you are away from your computer).
  • expand/collapse Is this service secure?
    Yes. The technology uses 256bit encryption, which is as secure as most banking sites. Only you can initiate a support session and you can always end a session by simply closing the support window. Additionally, remote technicians cannot copy data from your computer.
  • expand/collapse How do I chat with a Remote Services agent?
    While the service is being performed you can chat with the Remote Services agent at any time by clicking on and opening the chat window labeled LogMeInRescue.

Services

  • expand/collapse Why is remote computer support better than more traditional support options?
    Traditional computer support options are typically involved process that are both expensive and time consuming. Options from sitting on hold with a voice representative to taking your computer into a store are not cheap, fast, or convenient. Remote computer support allows a repair technician to access and repair your PC without requiring you to remain in front of your machine.
  • expand/collapse What services do you offer?
    CenturyLink offers the following services listed below. Click on the link to learn more about each service.

    Services
    PC Tune-up
    PC Malware Removal
    Remote Install
  • expand/collapse PC Tune Up
    PC Tune Up is a service offered where an agent will check your PC’s current settings, configure security settings, and optimize your PC.
  • expand/collapse PC Malware Removal
    Malware Removal is a service offered when your PC has been diagnosed and found to be infected with malware and/or viruses that can decrease your PC’s performance. Our Remote Services agent will run software tools to remove potentially harmful and corrupted files. This will help to optimize your PC’s performance.
  • expand/collapse PC Remote Install
    expand/collapse Norton™ Online Solutions - This is software that our Remote Service agent can install which will help prevent your PC from downloading malicious files that can harm your computer.

    expand/collapse Automatic Online Backup – This is a service that our Remote Service agent can perform to help back up and store your important data and files according to your preferences. If you currently subscribe to CenturyLink Personal Digital Vault™, our Remote Services agent can help you set up automatic backups of your files to CenturyLink servers, which you can access later from any PC via the Internet.

    expand/collapse QuickCare™ Modem Solutions – This is software that our Remote Service agent can install on your PC that will enable technicians in the future to quickly access your PC and troubleshoot any issues on it.

    expand/collapse PC Health Check - PC Health Check is a free assessment tool which scans your computer and assesses overall PC Health. If issues are found, PC Health Check will offer for pay resolution options.

    expand/collapse Email Configuration - Our Remote Services agent can help set up your email so you can begin receiving and sending emails to keep you up to date with work and to keep in touch with family and friends. Our Remote Services offers support for any one of the following email clients:
    Outlook (2002-2007)
    Outlook Express
    Windows Mail
    Thunderbird
  • expand/collapse Do the services come with a warranty?
    All remote services include a one time warranty covering the 5 days following initial purchase.
  • expand/collapse Do I need to watch the entire service?
    No. You are free to do anything you want during the service. During the service, a Remote Services agent will be performing actions on your PC so please leave the PC on and connected.

    Everything the Remote Services agent does will be visible to you, so if at any point you are uncomfortable you may revoke service permission by closing the chat window.

    Once the service is complete, the remote agent will send a message via the chat window alerting you to the service completion.

  • expand/collapse What happens if I get disconnected while a service is being performed?
    If for some reason your PC gets disconnected while a service is being performed, you can reconnect by clicking on the CenturyLink Reconnect icon on your desktop. Or if you no longer have the icon, connect to http://centurylinkrc.com. Or if you have lost Internet connectivity you can call CenturyLink Internet Support Group at 1-800-860-2255.

Miscellaneous


Download

  • expand/collapse Is your download blocked?

    As a security precaution, some browsers disable automatic downloads. In most of these cases, a "security bar" may appear at the top of the browser window informing you a download has been blocked. To continue the download, click the security bar and select the option to allow the download.

    If you do not see the security bar and the download is still being blocked, adding "centurylinkrc.com" (with no www) to your trusted site list often fixes the problem.

    For Internet Explorer:

    1. Go to > Tools > Internet options > Security tab > and select the "Trusted sites" section.

    2. Now click the "Sites" button.

    3. Type in "download.com" with no "quotes" and no "www".

    4. Uncheck the checkbox at the bottom that says, "require server verification..."

    5. Click Close > click OK.

    6. Click your browser's back button and click on the Download Now link again.

    For Firefox:

    1. Go to > Tools > Options > Security tab

    2. Now click the "Exceptions" button.

    3. Type in "download.com" with no "quotes" and no "www".

    4. Click Allow > click Close > click OK.

    5. Click your browser's back button and click on the Download Now link again.

  • expand/collapse Saving your download

    1) Always save your files!

    Whenever you download a file, a dialog box should pop-up asking if you would like to RUN or SAVE the file. We recommend always selecting the SAVE option and then choosing your download location. At a later time, you can choose to delete any files you no longer have a need for. Saving your files will also ensure that you have a copy of the file for future reference and may help avoid a lot of unnecessary headaches and frustration.

    If you decide to select the RUN option instead, your computer will automatically choose a hard-to-find location within it's temporary folders. When finished it will immediately begin to install the software or begin playing in the case of music and videos. If there are any problems when downloading, you will usually have to re-download the entire file again. This is also why we recommend always selecting the SAVE option.

    2) Choosing a download location

    The default save location for most computers is the "My Documents" folder. Unless it was intentionally or accidentally changed by the owner of the computer your files should still download there. If you cannot find the "My Documents" folder on your desktop, try going through the START menu and then clicking My Documents.

    3) Changing download locations

    If you do not know your default download location you can try this simple trick to determine where your computer is downloading your files to.

    a. Start a new file download. It can be the same program you just downloaded or another one all together.

    b. A dialog box should pop up asking if you would like to Run or Save the file > Choose Save.

    c. The "Save Window" should now open. The folder name at the top middle of the "Save Window" is your current download location.

    4) Different Internet Browser will have different methods for downloading and running files

    Please read the appropriate section below for your Internet Browser to proceed with establishing connectivity to our remote support technicians.
  • expand/collapse Corrupted and Incomplete Downloads

    If your file downloads take too long to complete, do not finish downloading, or if they are becoming corrupted during the download process, these behaviors are often caused by popular files being downloaded during the busiest online hours of the day. To reduce the chance that you files will become corrupt or damaged, please follow these suggestions:

    1. Download the file during off-peak hours. This is usually in the early mornings or after 9PM nightly.

    2. When the file download begins always choose the SAVE option. Then save the file to your Desktop or designated download folder so that it is easy to find later.

  • expand/collapse Internet Explorer Help
    Downloading files using Internet Explorer

    1.Internet Explorer has a built-in feature that automatically blocks files from being download. This is a general security protection that will appear below the URL address bar.



    2. Click on where it says “Click Here” and select “Download File…” to start the download process



    3. Select Save.



    4. Select “Save” once again to start downloading the applet.



    5. The Download window will appear. Wait until the file has finished transferring.



    6. After completing the download, select “Run” to open the applet.



    7. Select “Run” to execute the applet.



    8. Once the applet is running, wait for the technician to activate your session.

  • expand/collapse Firefox Help
    Mozilla Firefox handles downloads differently compared to Microsoft Internet Explorer.

    By default, Mozilla Firefox does not prompt a user to run an application after downloading. Usually, the user will be prompted to save the file.

    1.Select “Save File”. A small applet will be saved as an executable file named “Support-LogMeInRescue.exe”.




    2. Mozilla Firefox Download window will open and immediately start downloading “Support-LogMeInRescue.exe”.




    3. After finishing the download a small pop-up window will appear at the bottom right of the screen.



    4. Right-click on “Support-LogMeInRescue.exe” and select “Open”.



    5. Select “OK” to open the applet.



    6. Select “Run” to execute the applet.



    7. Once the applet is running, wait for the technician to activate your session.

  • expand/collapse Google Chrome Help
    Google Chrome also handles downloads differently compared to Microsoft Internet Explorer.

    By default, Google Chrome does not prompt a user to run an application after downloading. Usually, the user will be prompted to save the file.


    1.A notification will show at the bottom left part of Google Chrome. Select “Save”. A small applet will be saved as an executable named “Support-LogMeInRescue.exe”.




    2. After completing the download, left-click on the button named “Support-LogMeInRescue.exe”.




    3. Select “Run” to execute the applet.



    4. Once the applet is running, wait for the technician to activate your session.

  • expand/collapse Opera Help
    Downloading files using Opera Web Browser

    Opera has a similar window that closely resemble to Internet Explorer.


    1.Select “Save” to start downloading the applet.




    2. After completing the download, left-click on the button named “Support-LogMeInRescue.exe”.




    3. A new tab will appear named “Downloads”. Left-click on it.



    4. Once the file transfer is completed a green check icon will appear on the left side of “Support-LogMeInRescue.exe”.



    5. Right-Click on it then Select “Open”.



    6. Once the applet is running, wait for the technician to activate your session.

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