Please note that this FAQ answers questions about our Home Support service plans only. Our Managed IT Services for businesses require us to know much more about you IT needs and use for us to determine how NFCF  IT Support can help your business or organization.

General Home Support Services Information

All of our technicians are located in the United States at our office in Chicago, Illinois. In fact, all Tech to Us employees works out of our Illinois office.

Absolutely. All NFCF Solutions technicians are experienced and knowledgeable about all supported technologies.

While most of our technicians have one or more industry standard certifications, it is not a requirement. We find that certifications alone are not a good indicator of how knowledgeable a technician is. Anyone can cram for, and pass, a certification test. We value actual education, experience, knowledge, and ability above all else. Our interviewing process goes in depth to discover these things along with how well they communicate and present themselves.

We support ALL companies’ products that manufacture computers, consumer technology devices, computer-related peripherals, and software. This includes, but is not limited to, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Compaq, Apple, Toshiba, Acer, Gateway, Netgear, Linksys, D-Link, Belkin, Microsoft, McAfee, Symantec (Norton), Kaspersky, Trend Micro, Canon, Lenovo, Samsung, Webroot and Adobe.

Yes. NFCF Solutions utilizes remote assistance at no additional cost. This is the easiest and most efficient way to see and resolve any issue(s) at hand. To resolve most issues, and to connect to your computer, a working internet connection is required. If your internet connection has stopped working, our technicians will assist you over the phone.

This varies depending on the nature and severity of the problem. A resolution of a basic issue may take as little as ten minutes, although most issues will take longer than that. More complex issues can feasibly take an hour or longer depending on a variety of factors. For example, malware removal takes on average anywhere from 2 – 3 hours to fully resolve. NFCF Solutions works as efficiently as possible to resolve issues and answer questions. We’ll be fast, but we will never sacrifice the quality of the work that we provide.

No. NFCF Solutions can only resolve issues that do not require physical repair (which are the vast majority of issues). Please keep in mind, however, that we can still guide you toward a solution or act on your behalf to get whatever it may be resolved.

No. NFCF Solutions has no control over and does not manage the connection between your ISP and your home.

NFCF Solutions do provide Internet services and can help you with a connection if needed.

NFCF Solutions only offers remote technical assistance via the phone or internet. Since over 95% of issues can be resolved remotely, the service is ideal for the vast majority of issues that may occur with your technology. For the other 5% of issues, we can still guide you toward a solution or act on your behalf to achieve a resolution.

for Now, we are not providing Home Visit Support but we will be very soon starting this service for our customers.

This icon is a shortcut to our “calling card” software. The calling card is a quick and easy way to chat with one of our techs and even invite them to log into your computer. It does not run unless you intentionally launch it and it does not allow us to connect to your computer without your permission. For your convenience, we strongly recommend that it remain on the system; but it can be uninstalled from your control panel just like any other program. Please also note that this software does not work with Macs (we can still connect remotely via your web browser, however) or on mobile devices.

Absolutely not. The only way that our technicians can ever gain access to your computer is if you intentionally request help and then allow us to connect. We have no way of logging into your computer without your consent.

Our current hours of operation are:
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 10 PM eastern time
Saturday & Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM eastern time
Please note that holiday hours may differ.

Currently, NFCF Solutions only provides services to customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Home Support Service Plan Information

NFCF Solutions offers technical assistance for all computers and computer-related devices in your home. This includes, but is not limited to, desktops, laptops, monitors, smartphones, tablets, routers, modems, network adapters, digital cameras, software applications, printers, multi-function machines, scanners, and networked electronics.

Some common issues that NFCF Solutions supports include:

  • Virus/Spyware/Malware removal
  • PC Tune-Up (fixing computer slowness)
  • Software installation and troubleshooting
  • Internet connectivity – computers, smartphones, tablets, routers
  • Home Networking – wireless and wired
  • Printer/multifunction/scanner installation and troubleshooting
  • General computer errors and problems – Windows and Mac
  • Email and Outlook assistance
  • Data backup
  • Technical questions and guidance
  • And many more

We fully support Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Mac OS X 10.5 and above. Additionally, NFCF Solutions supports mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS (iPhone & iPad), Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.

No. Unlike other services, NFCF Solutions has no limit on the number of your devices that we support or the number of issues that you may present to us, except in extremely rare cases of very high usage (see our Terms of Service for more info). Please do note, however, that your support will be limited to devices that you own and ones that are based out of your household.

No. Most technology problems are software related, which typically can be fixed remotely. However, problems that require physical repair or replacement of parts oftentimes cannot be fixed remotely. We will guide and assist you with those also for faster resolve the issues.

Yes. The data backup mobile app can be installed and set to automatically back up your photos and videos to the cloud. It also allows you to easily share them across multiple devices.

Yes. The data backup software can be installed on multiple devices. It works on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad).

Yes. For security purposes, as soon as your backup account is canceled, all of the backed up data will be deleted from the server.

We can also help to move your backup to free servers available in the market.

Home Support Billing & Pricing

Please visit the Home Support page for pricing info.

Absolutely not. The prices stated on our website or the prices provided by an NFCF Solutions representative are exactly what you pay.

We accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) and debit cards (debit card must have a Visa or MasterCard logo to be accepted). We do not accept cash, check or money order.

All of our Home Support plans include a 100% money back guarantee on the initial incident. If the technician has tried everything possible to resolve your issue, and the problem still exists, you will receive a full refund. Please visit our terms of service for full details about our money back guarantee policy.

Yes. The plans will automatically charge your card each billing cycle (monthly or yearly) as long as the plan is active.

No. As long as you maintain an active service with us, your plan price will never increase. However, if NFCF Solutions happens to ever lower the price of the plan that you are enrolled in, you will be billed at that new lowered rate starting the next billing cycle.

NFCF Solutions takes extraordinary measures to ensure that all customer data is stored securely and that card information is transferred in the most secure way possible. NFCF Solutions also maintains PCI compliance which is the industry standard for credit card security practices.

Please call us and an NFCF Solutions representative will be happy to update your information.

You can also log in to our site Customer account Section and update your information.

Yes. NFCF Solutions home support plans have no obligation past your current support period. For example: if you have a one-year unlimited support plan, you would simply need to cancel prior to your next billing date.

No. NFCF Solutions does not provide prorated refunds. If you cancel before your current support period ends, you will still receive service for the rest of that time frame. The plan would then not automatically renew going forward.

No. NFCF Solutions home support plans do not have any extra cancellation fees if you no longer need the service.

Yes absolutely. If you wish to upgrade or downgrade your service for any reason, please simply call us and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.

Yes. If you find going forward that a different bill date is more convenient for you, please simply call us and we’ll be happy to work with you to make it a different date each month or year.

If you have the Essential home support plan, yes. We’d hate to see you pay for something you don’t use. Please just give us a call and we will take care of it for you. However, our support plans cover ALL of the technology that you own. So even if you don’t currently have a computer, other technology, such as smartphones, tablets, and your internet connectivity would still be supported. We cannot put our Plus or Complete plans on hold since they include licensed security software and cloud data backup services that cannot be paused.

We understand that your financial situation can change and that you may find it more difficult at times to pay for service. NFCF Solutions appreciates you as a customer and we want to work with you to ensure that you are able to maintain service without it being a financial burden. Please call us to discuss your options with an NFCF Solutions representative.

Please call us and  NFCF Solutions representative will be able to assist you with the cancellation process. Additionally, before disputing a charge with your bank or credit card company, please contact us and a NFCF Solutions representative will work with you to clarify or refund any charges that are in question. If there is an error on our part, we will be sure to rectify it immediately.

Absolutely not. NFCF Solutions prides itself on providing exceptional customer service regardless of the reason that you are calling. While we will, of course, attempt to work with you to maintain your service, we will at no point force or pressure you into keeping it. However, we will ask you about your overall experience and reason(s) for canceling in an effort to ensure that we are providing the best possible service.

NFCF Solutions processes all credits and voids immediately upon approval to expedite the time it takes for funds to be credited or become available to your account. Please note that the process can vary in length depending on the speed of the credit card processors and your particular financial institution. So it’s possible that your credit may take up to 10 business days to complete. We have no control over the speed at which funds become available again or when a credit is posted to your account.

If you are calling on behalf of someone else to cancel a home support plan, we require direct consent from the paying customer or power of attorney in order to proceed. Proof of power of attorney can be provided via email or fax, while direct consent can be provided verbally over the phone. If the customer has passed away, a published obituary or copy of a death certificate is required in order to cancel services. This policy protects the legal rights of our company as well as our customers.

Data Backup Service

Yes. NFCF Solutions offers data backup services as part of our Plus and Complete plans.

Yes. For ease of use, reliability, and security; cloud-based data backup is the best option.

NFCF Solutions also provide Hosting Services, so we know what does security means. Of course. Before your data is uploaded to our servers, it is first encrypted on your device. It is securely sent via a secure SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. The data is then stored in world-class data centers that employ the highest security standards. For additional security, you have the option to use a 256-bit AES key; which is military grade encryption.

Yes. In addition to backing up your data to the cloud, the software can be set to back up the data to your external device.

Cloud data backup securely makes a copy of your important data to a secure location on the internet for easy recovery in the event that something happens to your computer. This is better than using an external device, as external devices are prone to corruption, damage, failure, and physical loss such as theft or misplacement. Having your important data backed up “offsite” eliminates these risks while adding a significant convenience and reliability factor. Additionally, the backup software automatically backs up your important data up to 10 times a day.

Yes. The data backup mobile app can be installed and set to automatically back up your photos and videos to the cloud. It also allows you to easily share them across multiple devices.

Yes. The data backup software can be installed on multiple devices. It works on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad).

Yes. For security purposes, as soon as your backup account is canceled, all of the backed up data will be deleted from the server.

We can also help to move your backup to free servers available in the market.