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Computer repair specialists are making a killing off of the average computer user. Whether we’re talking about corporate sponsored computer techs like the “Geek Squad” or a home based computer repair business, most of the stuff they can do for you is stuff you can do yourself.
The bread and butter of computer repair companies fall into two main categories. The first is virus and spyware clean up. This is a glaring point where you don’t really need them. The reason is that they don’t do anything extremely technical. They merely install and run an antivirus and antispyware program.
They will often just use a few free programs to do this. It can get a little technical if they do this. That is, they might have to boot your computer in safe mode (press F8 while Windows is booting, follow instructions). After all, free programs–even the best ones–don’t clean up everything, especially if your computer isn’t booted in safe mode. What’s sickening is that you can expect to spend a bare minimum of $80 per cleaning.
Somehow, that doesn’t really seem worth it, especially if you have to disconnect your computer and send it to their shop. You can do the exact same thing in minutes with ZookaWare PC Cleaner over and over again for only $29.95.
Registry cleanings are really no different than virus and spyware clean ups. Once upon a time, it was necessary to send your computer to the shop for a registry cleaning. It used to be a highly technical process where you had to drop the command line “regedit” and look through thousands of files to find ones that were in error. You had to know what to look for, and even then, it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Now, computer repair techs simply run registry cleaning software to perform this task. What once took a week or so to do can now be completed in just a few minutes. To this day, when most users see an error message, especially the “Blue Screen of Doom,” they turn their computers over to Computer Repair Techs, again for a minimum of $80 per fix.
What they don’t know is that the same registry repair software the professionals use is available to the general public. Many of these programs are junk. However, RegZooka provides complete registry repairs, is easy to use, and you only have to pay $29.95 to have a complete registry repair tool at your disposal for the remainder of your computer’s life.
In the end, you only need a computer technician for physical component failure. Your motherboard or your hard drive may get zapped in an electrical storm. The fan in your power box may wear out and need changing. You may need to upgrade some hardware component or another, and don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself.
You definitely don’t need them for software errors and infections. Giving up a few minutes a week, you can save days lost on repairs. For a total of just less than $60, you can save repeated charges of $160. This makes complete sense, both in time and money.
WiniShield is a rogue security program that installs with the help of Trojans, often through files you download, spam emails or malicious websites. WiniShield uses up an enormous amount of system resources, and may cause your system to become unstable. WiniShield may also collect information about your online activities, as well as gain access to private information such as passwords. WiniShield may modify or delete crucial system files that are necessary for proper functioning of your PC.
Virus Shield 2009 is a rogue security program that is obviously a copy of Virus Doctor. Virus Shield 2009 advertises aggressively to the user, informing them that security threats exist on their PC. This is simply a ploy to get the user to run the free scan, then purchase the product to get rid of the files that are supposedly infected. Virus Shield 2009 is malware, and can cause your system to become unstable and your computer to run slowly. This is due to the fact that Virus Shield 2009 may modify or disable system files, change network settings, and collect information about your online activities. Private information such as your passwords and other business data are also at risk.
Dr. Protection is a rogue security program that advertises itself to users to be a legitimate spyware removal tool. Through aggressive security alerts, Dr. Protection informs the user that security threats exist on their PC. This is a ploy to get the user to purchase the product to remove these threats. Dr. Protection cannot scan your PC, nor can it detect or remove anything. It may install additional malware, and cause your system to become unstable. Private information may be collected as well, and your computer is at risk of being damaged.
WindowSystemSuite is a rogue security program designed by hackers to convince users that their computer is infected, and that they must buy their program in order to eliminate these threats. WindowSystemSuite uses aggressive and misleading security alerts to alarm the user. This malware may install additional spyware, and is capable of disabling or deleting system files that are necessary for proper functioning of your PC. Your private information may be accessed as well. If your PC is doing strange things or running slowly, you may have WindowSystemSuite installed.
PCAntispyware2010 is a rogue security program that advertises aggressively to the user through alarming pop-up ads. These ads notify the user that severe threats exist on their PC, in the hopes that the user will download the scan to detect these threats, then purchase the product to remove them. PCAntispyware2010 is not capable of scanning your PC, nor can it detect or remove anything. It may install additional malware on your computer, and cause poor operation or damage due to its capability to modify network settings and disable or delete system files. Your private information may be at risk as well.
FastAntivirus09 is a rogue security program designed to look like an authentic antispyware application to the user. FastAntivirus09 displays alarming security alerts, informing the user that severe threats reside on their PC. This is a ruse to get the user to purchase the full product, which is of no use. FastAntivirus09 cannot scan your computer, and it cannot detect or remove any threat or parasite. It may install additional malware, change network settings, and disable or delete necessary system files. FastAntivirus09 may also gain access to private information, and track your online activities, then sell collected information to third parties. FastAntivirus09 is malware, and places your PC and personal security at risk.
Antivirus Gold is a rogue security program designed by hackers to trick users into purchasing a useless product. Through misleading and aggressive security warnings, this malicious program attempts to make users believe that their PC is infected, so that they will purchase the Antivirus Gold product to remedy the situation. This program is incapable of scanning your PC, and cannot detect or remove anything. It may alter system files that are necessary for proper operation. Antivirus Gold may also place more malware on your computer, which puts your PC and private information at further risk. Your computer may run slow or even crash.
XPPolice is a rogue security program designed by hackers to look like a legitimate security tool to the user. This is an infection that should be removed immediately once detected, as it has the ability to affect your operating system by disabling files that are necessary for proper function. XPPolice advertises to users through aggressive and misleading security alerts, and is incapable of performing what it claims. It may also place additional malware on your PC, and collect information about your online activities, including private information such as personal passwords or credit card data. Often when malware such as XPPolice resides on your PC, you will notice symptoms such as a slow running computer, pop-up ads and browser redirection.
WiniFighter is a rogue security program that advertises aggressively to users alerting that infections, trojans and other threats exist on their PC. The hackers who make WiniFighter hope that these alerts will frighten the user into purchasing the product, which is completely incapable of scanning your PC, or detecting and removing any threats. WiniFighter may place additional malware on your computer. Malware often disables or deletes system files that are crucial for normal computer performance. If your PC has been infected with WiniFighter, you may notice that it has become slow, or that you are being hit by annoying pop-up ads constantly. WiniFighter and other malicious applications use an enormous amount of system resources and memory, which accounts for the sluggish performance of your PC. Personal and private information is at risk as well.
It is questionable whether RazeSpyware is a rogue security program, or simply is not efficient. RazeSpyware claims to scan your PC for spyware, viruses and other infections, yet only checks for known threats. If anything malicious is found during the free scan that is offered, RazeSpyware will not remove it until the user registers and buys the product. It also detects normal software on your PC as a threat, which appears to be yet another ploy to get the user to purchase an ineffective product. Like other malicious antispyware applications, RazeSpyware causes slow computer performance, annoying pop-up ads and other common symptoms associated with malware. RazeSpyware may become installed on your PC without your knowledge, and is often contracted due to unsafe browsing habits, downloading freeware and other common programs, or weak security settings on your computer.
VirusBye is a rogue security program designed to frighten users into believing that security threats exist on their PC, therefore convincing them to purchase the product as a solution. VirusBye is not capable of scanning your computer, nor can it detect or remove anything. It is designed by hackers for the purpose of taking your money. VirusBye may track your online activities and collect information about your browsing habits. These malicious applications also commonly affect computer performance, as they use a large amount of system resources and may disable system files that are necessary for proper performance. In some cases, they may affect your hard drive or cause your system to crash.