Q: Spring cleaning - for your laptop computer.

MdavidK30
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So, Staples advertises that they clean your computer of any viruses or stuff that is slowing down your computer.

Has anyone used this service before? Do they do a good job? And what about your private information, photos, work, etc?

MdavidK30 posted Apr 22, 2013
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rd995
unless you dont know how to do it you can do this yourself with free online tools like ccleaner and for virus probably any free antivirus will work or you can use the name brands they have free trial
rd995 (rep: 105k) posted Apr 22, 2013
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LilRed77
I have my own and pretty savvy when it comes to dealing with stuff on my laptop. My opinion is get a walk through on how to do a clean up, and get your own anti virus and malware stuff first. I use avast and malwarebytes. Do a clean up weekly, but if you're not computer savvy i guess you can take it in, but i would ask if you can watch what they do. Too many people getting access to others stuff!! But i really don't have any issues with mine, knock on wood!!
LilRed77 (rep: 5.68k) posted Apr 22, 2013
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rd995
you can also ask a friend or co-worker there is always a geek friend that will be willing to help you out
rd995 (rep: 105k) posted Apr 22, 2013
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MdavidK30
Thanks guys!!!!
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Apr 25, 2013
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bbattag
I wouldn't waste your money. Theres a bunch of free online tools that can help you with it. Go to download.com and look there under utilities
bbattag (rep: 6.75k) posted Apr 26, 2013
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alicepattinson
I agree, there are free software out there :)
alicepattinson (rep: 63) posted Apr 27, 2013
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MdavidK30
I don't think I'd end up sending it there. Thanks for all the tips.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Apr 27, 2013
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mdgirl
Angie's list is a good way to find a geek to fix your computer for the same price. Usually the person explain every step as he goes so next time you can do it your self.
mdgirl (rep: 6.8k) posted Apr 30, 2013
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cid681
Many internet service providers have free ones available if you check their main webpage. Comcast has Norton software, ATT usually has McAfee. Check to see if you have one for your internet.
cid681 (rep: 1.03k) posted Apr 30, 2013
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Nvaldera
@MdavidK30
Google Microsoft free security essentials. It is a free download for your computer cleans and checks for viruses and it schedules regularly checkups and scans. I haven't had any issues with it nor have I had any viruses on my laptop. I go tired of mcAfee and their pop ups everytime I log onto my computer. Hope this information is useful!
Nvaldera (rep: 22k) posted Apr 30, 2013
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tinatin
I month ago I bought very good android tablet from ankaka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIWxGzVeYlM. I downloaded and installed Avira antivirus absolutely free from the internet. You can download and clean your computer yourself.
tinatin (rep: 2) posted Oct 29, 2013
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