Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:06 PM
If you watch the ads for a month or so you will notice the name "My Clean PC" will be changed to something like cleanup my pc or something else. These guys used to be Clean My PC a few months back. It's almost like a phony telemarketer scam only they're paying big bucks to advertise on shows like judge judy or pawn stars 'cause that's some of the demographics they are after: the lemmings (ppl who buy acer or eMachines at walmart for $199 and expect $1000 worth of performance). Are you familiar with the Rush song: Fly by night? That's these guys, they will occupy a building or address somewhere for as long as they can get away with, host the site, and hire some techs to do the grunt work. As soon as enough ppl get wise, report them, or the vine drys up, they move on. They'll change their name again. They only have to get one out of 100 ppl to fork over the dough. The real give away: their paid actors state a person wasn't needed to fix the computer (onsite). I've been in the IT industry 30 years, in order for it to be "fixed" someone has to be there with a screw driver, a brain, and the knowhow! There are some things you can do remotely, but that dosen't "fix" the computer! What if a hard drive or motherboard has to be replaced? I'd like to see these jokers do that over a phone or the internet! Anytime you install any program, including diagnostic software, you add overhead (workload) to the RAM and Processor (CPU), hence making the computer slower to a certain degree. So in that respect, it's going to make your pc slower not faster. Besides, it says right on their site that they are only using free software such as Cyberdefender and Registry Cleaner you can download from www.download.com. They aren't doing anything special you can't do yourself. Companies like this are a blight on the average US Citizen, and an embarrassment to the IT community in my opinion. When I fix a computer for someone "in person", they are happy the first time and they keep coming back!