A lot of people always ask us “What security program do you recommend?” and usually they follow up by saying “I was thinking of getting Norton”. Once upon a time we would have said its easy to use and has great protection, but that was a long, long, long time ago not today!
One reason why we don’t recommend Norton is because it is a jack of all trades and a master of none.
The current Norton program has the ability to do about 20 different things such as parental controls, email protection, and performance alerts.
Just looking at the features that Norton offers it may seem like a good deal but its unfortunately not. Many of the features that Norton offers are not as robust as they need to be and so they are simply attempting to do far to much. All of these extra features are more then the average computer user or business user actually needs, yes to much of a good thing is bad at times.
One of reasons why I don’t recommend Norton:
It slows down computers way to much, in my opinion Norton has become bloated and has way to many things that in reality most people won’t ever use. What people really need is a good security suite and not a program that does 20 different things.
If you currently use Norton I suggest that you try and see what I’m talking about by removing the program (do not go online without internet security), once the program is removed you will see an incredible boost in speed and even after replacing Norton with another security program you computer will still be much faster.
The even bigger reason why I don’t recommend Norton:
I have seen far to many computers infected with viruses that have Norton protection on them. In fact over 70% of the machines we remove viruses from have Norton or McAfee installed. There is no point in paying $79.99 for a security program if you end up having to go and take your computer for a virus removal.
We Recommend a Multi -Layered Approach to system security encompassing of a Solid Anti Virus, a Good Anti Malware, and a dependable Anti-Spyware program combined with custom browser settings
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To many such a thing would scare you right into running off to one of your local retailers to avoid prosecution, but the virus is what is know as ransomeware, meaning that it hijacks your computer and won’t give back control until you give it some money. I would like to take this chance to remind everyone to make sure that they don’t open any odd emails or go to websites which are not reputable.
Most popular question we get is:
If I pay the money will it go away? No, it actually won’t it says that it will but current research suggest it goes away for a brief period and then comes back again.
What Should I Do?
Have a reputable Computer Repair company remove the virus, Again if you do pay the money it will come back.
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I am sure if you have been on Craigslist you have seen the ads ” We’ll fix anything for a $45 flat fee! ‘ Or the infamous “Computer Repair for $25” …..How can this be?
It can’t! When you see these types of ads on Craigslist or anywhere else, our best advice to you is to move on and keep looking. This type of ad normally indicates that the service provider has little experience, insufficient skills, or is simply somebody who is trying to make an extra buck to supplement their existing income.
Think About It
One service that this is especially true of is virus and spyware removal. It takes HOURS, to completely remove a virus. If someone tells you they can remove your virus simply by running a special software utility, you are being misled or the person simply doesn’t know what they are doing. Viruses leave behind remnants that can only be removed manually and this requires that the technician has advanced skills and knowledge of Windows and all of its components.
When you consider the information above, now ask yourself how someone can provide this service for a flat fee such as $30? It takes several hours alone just to wait while your data is being backed up and then to re-install windows and restore your data after the install is complete. On average it takes us at least 4 hours of labor to clean a customers PC. That breaks down to an hourly rate of a little over $6.50 an hour if you charge $.30 Keep in mind this doesn’t include travel time if provided.
Now ask yourself if this person really has the background and skills that you would want them to have before working on your PC? We don’t think so and we doubt you do either.
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Do you search for something and it goes to another page?
Do you receive messages to buy products to remove viruses/fix your registry?
Most likely all these things take place even though you have the best and latest Antivirus program, as the application disables or misguides your security system. That isn’t the best definition of a virus but it’s the simplest word I can use to explain. It’s easy and tricky at the same time and that’s why we techies are in demand. I can fix your system with a personal visit to your place and get your system running properly.
Onsite Virus Removal $149.00
Today I encountered another virus is being massively distributed via fake emails supposedly coming from the FedEx. These emails have nothing at all to do with FedEx. These bogus FedEx emails contain a false claim indicating that a postal delivery was attempted by FedEx but the user wasn’t home. The message then says that you have a receipt to download and then open so that you can go get your package. Unfortunately my client by mistake actually opened this attachment, thinking that they would find out this receipt number. Once they actually do this (download the “receipt” and open it, the “receipt is really malware and the virus is actually implanted onto the now infected system. These crafty little hackers have developed these emails specifically with the intention to bring destructive malware (virus) into computers that became vulnerable. Perry Hall PC Repair urges you not to click on any link in these emails. If you need quality computer repair at an affordable price contact us we can be found at http://www.BaltimorePCFix.com.
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Virus Removal In Shop: $99.00 Virus Removal on Site : $149.00 Compare to Geek Squad @ In Store $199.00 and On Site $299.00. See for your self Link