There are a lot of ways to unintentionally degrade your computer performance just by connecting to the Internet.
Menlo Technical spends a lot of time with their clients, repairing machines that have either degraded in performance, or have stopped working entirely. The nature of these slowdowns vary. As Microsoft explains, Windows is designed to begin running ‘out of the box.’ But the way Windows is designed, it is very vulnerable to many viruses ‘out of the box’. These attacks arrive in the form of email, a web page popup, looking at certain My Space pages, or can quickly bury themselves ‘into the operating system in minutes.
Hiring a professional IT Consultant before purchasing can prevent many problems before they begin. Consultants should give a Best Practice lesson; a one-on-one briefing to explain things on a personal level. Since technical articles are so dry and have little value to the average computer user, personal interaction is an important aspect to IT Services.
Experienced IT Consultants can offer another service; cleaning or refreshing an older computer. Instead of buying a new machine when the current one has simply slowed down or stopped responding, a trained and experienced Menlo Technical Consultant can clean or often rebuild Windows on them, for a lower rate than buying a new machine. Purchasing new machines is not always required when a machine slows down, but it will still cost a little to bring it back to life.