Smoke and Mirrors, Inc.

IT Services for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Portland, OR

Portland, OR

About Smoke and Mirrors, Inc.

Hi, I am Michael Peterson of Smoke and Mirrors, Inc. I specialize in computer and network support. I also specialize in setting up small to medium size businesses with all the resources they need to keep their business IT needs covered.

Services I offer:

  • New workstations
  • New servers
  • Repairing and recovering from malware and viruses
  • Data backups (on and offsite)
  • Printers and other peripherals

I've been an IT professional since 1991 and clients include major engineering companies, retailers and small municipalities.

I provide services to anywhere in the Portland, Oregon area including small outlying areas. In addition to being a "techie," my first degree was in Psychology and my Master's is in Business so I understand how businesses work and I deal very well with both principals and staff.

Contact me for more info!


System recovery - from viruses and malware, from hardware failures.


Mostly Dells.

6447 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97215
Contact Michael Peterson
Payment options
Michael Peterson accepts cash and checks
Hourly rate: From $75 to $75
Cities served
Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Lake Oswego, West Linn and Clackamas
Services offered

About 20 small projects ranging from moving offices to installing new workstations and servers.

1. Usernames, passwords, as accurate as possible a description of what happened, when and any error messages you remember.

2. Any installation disks that came with the system (operating system disks).

3. Location and date(s) of any backups you have.

Recovering from damage caused by malware.

Teaching blind adults to use computers using synthesized voices (1990).

I've been working with computers and networks since 1985.

Follow up to make sure everything is working correctly.

Recovering hard drive for a small retail store that had all of their Quickbooks data on the drive.

Standard labor rates for an experienced IT professional are in the range of $95 - $125/hour. My rate is $65/hour and I don't charge extra for evening or weekend work.

  • Q - What is the best antivirus software"
  • A - There isn't any "best" antivirus.
  • Q - Why do I need to run more than one antivirus?
  • A - Because no single version can protect you.
  • Q - Do the "free" antivirus software applications work?
  • A - Yes, but with some serious limitations.

Have you done this before?

What, specifically do I need recovered?

Craigslist has many bargains if you know what to ask and how to test.


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