Not all computer help is actually helpful

With the mountains of information you can find online about fixing PC problems, it can sometimes be hard to distinguish which will actually help. In this post we will discuss the recommended steps you should take, before calling a specialist to solve the problem.

The best way to start is by trying all the basic steps if there seems to be an issue with your PC. For example, turn it on and off, use the troubleshooting feature, restart the program or try to remove any viruses or malware. If all these have failed, most individuals will then turn to the internet for the solution.

Be cautious what you read online

Although the majority of guides online are trying to provide you the correct information to solve your problem, not all will achieve this. Most issues you search online will contain thousands and thousands of results. This can be frustrating due to the amount of time it can take to sieve through all of them, creating unnecessarily wasted time and you being no closer to the fix.

Scam websites

Some websites that seem to offer the exact fix to a complicated issue are usually too good to be true for a reason. They will get you to download what they specify is the fix but instead release malicious software into your computer, which can steal personal information and corrupt your files.

Clean up and repair software

Be caution when using this type of software you find online. Unfortunately a lot of repair software on the web will draw you in with the promise of the program being completely free. This usually results in finding out later that you must pay a premium to fix the specific problem you have.

Other clean up tools are known to advise you of fake issues on your PC. They will keep reminding you or even sometimes demand payments from you to fix the issue.

And a lot of the time, these programs can turn out to be malicious just like the scam websites talked about previously.

Save time contact a specialist

If like most individuals you are dependent on your PC for daily use, and you’ve already spent time searching and trying to resolve the issue with no luck. Then contact a specialist! Within no time a technician will be able to identify the problem, and offer you solutions to get your PC back up and running to its normal functionality.

By: Matthew Clark