Nerds Limited LLC
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The most common request from first time clients is for the equivalent of a "PC Tuneup" or "Virus Removal." These services are offered by many techs and, in our opinion, are rarely in your best interest. Techs disagree with us on the topic of virus removal. While there are many solutions online which describe how to remove any specific infection, they never seem to address that viruses are rarely found alone. Once one infects a system, I believe the only way to be certain the infection is gone is to: Back up your data Format your drive Reinstall windows from a known good source Reinstall apps Restore your data Most techs will happily charge a hundred bucks and remove the single infection youre aware of. In our experience, that usually means the system will be re-infected again within a few months, due largely to the modifications most infections make to system files and settings within windows. That said, Ill happily remove only the infections which present themselves. It just might work if we caught it soon enough. As far as cost, barring any physical damage to the hard drive itself, the cost of the data migration will depend upon three distinct variables: The amount of data we need to transfer The fragmentation of that data on the drive The speed of the computer were moving the data on to. We bill on a flat hourly rate as calculated with a simple time keeping application. All service calls are on-site (at your home or workplace) and theres no charge for phone time or travel time. Full terms and conditions can be found at the Nerds LTD website.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?With a combination of three major operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, and Ubuntu (linux)), and thousands of applications for each, the vast majority of continuing education at Nerds Limited is pure research. We average about 3 hours per day of reading in to the most current journals (both print and electronic) as well as listening to roughly 30 hours of tech podcasts every week. Why? Because we're nerds! Put our passion to work for you!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Never think that all techs are created equal. If calling around for price as if your computer was a car were a good idea, the cheapest solution would be to buy a junky new computer from wal-mart and be happy. Unlike cars, a good tech rarely needs to replace a part to repair issues such as system sluggishness. Your computer, unlike your car, can be just as fast as it was the day you opened it with a clean, well implemented OS installation. Give us a call for details.