After time your PC will start to run slower and slower. This is normal for computers because as they are used they build up clutter like extra programs running that you do not need and junk files laying around the computer. Each Operating System updates is a “patch” which actually makes your computer a little slower. After the 250+ Windows 7 updates they put out, your computer will take more time to start up and operate.
As a result your computer may seem to be painfully slow sometimes, maybe you want it like it used to be? Our technicians are trained to recognize problems in computer speed and also how to fix them.
You may be faced with a LARGER issue, like a failing hard drive (which holds all your data), or a virus or spyware infection. This is what we do with an $80 in-shop tune up:
- On desktop computers, we dust out the desktop chamber. We also do a visual inspection of the motherboard for bulging capacitors, which is the sign of imminent failure (of the motherboard, not the user).
- Downloading, Installing, Updating and Scanning using Malwarebytes for spyware (which slows down your PC). If we discover a large infection of spyware, we will notify you that we recommend a full spyware scan and removal (only $40 more).
- Checking Memory Usage
- Checking Hard Drive space to make sure less than 90%.
- Downloading, Installing and Running CCleaner to Stop unnecessary startup items, clean registry, and look for small errors
- Removing unnecessary icons from the desktop
- Checking for music sharing programs like Limewire, and uTorrent. These are illegal but teenagers constantly use them.
- Checking that your firewall is working properly
- Checking for Critical Windows Updates from Microsoft, and driver updates, and installing them. (usually 2+ hours)
- Double-checking that System Restore is working so you can turn your computer back in time if you needed this.
- Update all plug ins to the latest version: Adobe flashplayer, Adobe Air, Adobe Acrobat, Silverlight, Java, and Shockware