You can be Your Own Computer Tech
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.