McDowell Mountain Ranch Computer Repair, better than a “clean program.”
I know I just wrote a pretty in-depth blog yesterday; however I HAD to write this one as well. I just saw a commercial for a product that promises to “clean up your pc and make it faster!” all for a small fee. They state that there is no longer a need to have a computer technician out to your home or business or take it to a computer store. So, considering this website and application claim to make me and my company obsolete I just had to check it out. So, I downloaded the application and ran it.
Well…to say I am not really impressed would be an understatement. Now, I am not going to state what the application was as one, I do not want them coming after me legally for some type of defamation and two, I believe every business has a right to exist (within reason obviously) without the risk of someone badmouthing them directly. Identifying the company outright and stating the flaws would be, at least by my standard immoral, unprofessional and tactless. With that said, I will at least go over what the company in question promises. They state their application basically does this:
- Scan the computers registry for errors
- Scan the computer for malware, spyware and viruses
- “Fixes” said errors and as a result will supposedly speed it up.
Now all of that is fine and dandy and if it does as advertised it very well could speed things up a bit. However there are a few downsides. What you ask? Well, to actually have said tool clean up your computer you would be looking at spending approximately $85. Granted this gives you a 1 year subscription to the tool as well as a cd copy of the software, it does not address unique situations, customer questions and other potential issues that could have a negative effect on your pc. Every computer and every computer user is unique and should be treated as such. A simply “cookie-cutter” solution may not potentially work for everyone.
So, how does a trained computer repair technician such as myself benefit you versus an application like this? Here’s how:
- The technician his highly experienced and trained (not some automated cookie-cutter tool).
- They are able to address your unique needs and answer your questions.
- They could potentially identify other problems that could be causing issues with your pc.
- They will install a free registry cleaner and free anti-malware/spyware/virus tool.
- They will show you how to use said tool.
- They will more than likely cost less.
All of this means you could get the same results, if not more, with the personal attention you deserve, and odds are for less money. So…is a trained computer repair technician obsolete? I think not. In fact, I feel the personal attention a tech can provide you with is in fact what makes us valuable. Want your computer looked at by a professional? Contact us today!
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