Last week, I was having one of those weeks. You know, the ones where no matter what you do, everything turns out the opposite of how you expect it to. The car was acting funny, it was raining really hard (needed the rain, but cut into my plans). To top it all off, my computer stared acting up, and that was a huge, no MAJOR, problem. I use my computer daily for my job, and no computer means no income.
(Feeling a little like Scarlet, wringing her hands in Gone with the Wind) What was I to do? I don’t surf questionable sites or download a bunch of stuff willy-nilly, but I had something trying to take over my browser, and my trusty Red (computer) had a miserable case of the slows. Since I didn’t have anybody I trusted to service Red for a computer cleanup, I turned to my pals on the trusty interwebs to help with a solution.
Lo and behold, one of my bloggy friends mentioned a service they had recently used called Computer Help Today. Computer Help Today remotely logs into your computer, and fixes it, just like that! I made an appointment for them to have a look at my computer the next day.
We arranged a time that worked for me, and they called as promised. Then the technician went to work. He asked what kind of problems I was having, and removed the pesky browser takeover virus, and some malware and spyware. He actually said that my system wasn’t too bad! That made me feel better, because I was expecting to be told that I was loaded up with bad stuff on my computer.
The best part of this whole computer cleanup experience was that it took a couple of hours, but I didn’t lose my computer for overnight, or longer, as I have in the past when I had to take it to a shop for repair. I imagine if you had a more serious problem, it could take longer, but I was really pleased with the experience.
If you'd rather have someone come over and take a look-see at your system, you can arrange for that, too. Computer Help Today has partnered with Geeks Mobile USA for house calls. The can also take care of your small business needs with their sister company All IT Supported. No matter how you like your computer cleanup done, they have a solution.