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Who have purchased this service?
Pretend I never said it, LOL.
For some reason my silly brain went to one of those horrid things getting advertised on TV.
It was developed by Microsoft?
Ooops, sorry, my mind went too fast. Was thinking of something completely different.
I have not used it, myself. But, I will say, it really isn't offering anything much that you or the computer can't have or do for yourself or do yourself, w/ no cost involved.
I see nothing in what is offered that isn't just the regular stuff one should be doing or have in place (already), all the time, anyway. MSE is a given & free, keeping crap & junk cleaned out should be done daily by the End User, Defrag the OS does, @ least, wkly, by default.
It's fine what's offered. So is hiring someone to walk your dog but, also, your money could be saved. But, what it's offering is all good stuff & the right stuff.
Win8 already has MSE in it.
Nothing wrong w/ any of it, though. Bit unnecessary, is all it strikes me; caring for a machine oneself isn't difficult or time consuming.
05-21-2012, 01:02 AM
Why would anyone spend $99 for an app that does something you can do yourself in a few minutes?
This from the site:
We can help you maximize your PC's performance and security, no matter where you bought it.
You never even need to leave your home or office, because we can do it all remotely, making it extra convenient for you. Our expert technicians can help your PC run faster and better.
• Unnecessary services and applications are disabled
• We run Disk Cleanup and remove temporary Internet files, so your PC will run faster
• To help keep your PC safe from viruses and other malware, we'll install Microsoft Security Essentials—your computer will be safer and you won't have to pay any annual renewal fees.
• We'll install Windows Updates and defragment your hard drive(s)
I can do all this stuff in less than 10 minutes for free. Holy cow! $99. This does indeed sound very expensive for what you get. Disk Cleanup on steroids is included in the batch file I have posted elsewhere. I run it at every Windows Start Up. Remove TIF. Just set your browser to do this automatically when you close the browser. You can set your PC to automatically install WU and defrag your PC is already set up on a scheduled basis.
We have discussed several times how to stop apps and services from starting when Windows starts. These maintenance items are covered in detail in our Maintenance Forum.
It was so nice we said it twice (well technically, 3 times)
Anyone ever notice how often & how much Ted & I think alike; makes us say the same things...it's ok, though. And y'all think I'm blunt. Yes, in other words, our point is, it's an unnecessary waste of money. The stuff it's offering IS necessary but, paying (someone else) for it... ah, no.
Read this for a greater understanding of why you don't need to pay for this valet service for your machine... park your car yourself :D
05-21-2012, 01:16 AM
Our batch file can also help (http://www.forumswindows8.com/performance-maintenance/cleaning-up-your-pc-prior-imaging-5354.htm). Just put it in the Start up folder.
05-21-2012, 05:21 AM
I'm surprised some people don't hire someone to Push the ON button for them.
For my PC Customers:
I set up AVG to update and scan once a day, automatically.
I install the cleanup batch file, along with the Extended Disk Cleanup, in their Startup folder for FREE daily maid service.
Then I install "Spybot Search & Destroy", a really GREAT, FREE, anti-spyware program that also finds and removes Adware and Trojans, but guess what........... 90% of my customers won't even touch it, even after I give them printed instructions. It does need to be run manually.
It's like...."you mean I have to DO something?" "Well, DUH, yes, if you want a clean and safe PC!"
Those same people will pay a hundred bucks to an Auto Detailer to sweep out their car and empty their ash trays.
Everything you could or would ever need, to maintain a PC, is 100% free, if you just look for it.
Many of the things you need, like Disk Cleanup and Defrag have been a part of Windows, going back over a decade.
But probably less than 1% of users, ever use either program.
I Googled something like "Hard Drive Cleanup" one day and was amazed at how many hits I got. Those who know nothing about maintaining their PC, do so by choice. "The truth is out there!" (The X Files)
Rant! Rant! Rant!
OH! And don't fall for any of that CRAP (PC Tuneup) advertised on TV. There are several different names, that all take you to the same web site where they SCAM you into buying their worthless software.
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