The Tune Up is designed to be an all-inclusive package to set at ease any worries you might have about your PC. It’s also an essential service to anyone who values the performance of their computer.
As you use your computer it collects more and more unwanted programs, low-level infections, start up programs and wasted storage space which add together and slow it down. We’ll remove all of these over the course of a few days, as well as making sure everything is up to date, ensuring that you have adequate virus protection, removing all infections, freeing up storage space (typically around 1-10GB) and fully checking all your components to make sure none of them are about to fail.
Here’s what we do in a little more detail:
REMOVE UNWANTED PROGRAMS
Most will have programs that they don’t recognise on their computer, often these will be running in the background stealing resources and slowing it down. We’ll remove anything that we know is bad and check with you about anything we’re not sure about.
A FULL VIRUS CLEAN
Again, it’s very common to have many low level infections on your computer. Even if your anti-virus hasn’t detected them they could still be up to no good in the background. Our Tune Up includes a full virus clean as part of the service, so you’ll be 100% safe again.
ANALYSE START UP PROGRAMS
Your computer actually has a secret list of applications that will start running as soon as you turn it on. This is excellent for things such as an Anti-Virus program that should be always running in the background but for other programs can hugely slow down the PC.
FULL SYSTEM CHECK
We’ll also check each of the components inside the PC. Your Hard Drive, for example, collects data about how healthy it is. Using a special tool we can read this to find out if it’s about to fail. The same goes for the other parts too, such as voltages and temperatures.
REGAIN STORAGE SPACE
Unfortunately, the way your computer works is very messy. Almost everything it does leaves behind a handful of temporary and log files that take up more and more space. Luckily, we know where to look and can remove an average of about 5.9GB from each PC.
UPDATES AND PATCHES
Having a good anti-virus program is good, but if you’ve got un-patched security exploits in your programs it may as well be disabled for all the protection it’s giving you. We’ll check all of your runtimes, programs and OS for any updates and install them all.
INTERESTED IN A tune up?
If you’re interested in this service, just give us a call or come and see us in the shop with your computer where we can take a look at it and have a bit more of a chat about what it is we will do. Or if you’ve just got a question, take a look at our contact page and fill in the form to send us a message. We’ll try and get back to you today with an answer!
PREPAY FOR THIS SERVICE
You can purchase this service through our online shop and then drop your computer in to us whenever you can. We’ll crack on with the job and give you a call when it’s ready for you to pick up, simple!