Friday, November 21, 2008

Norton PC Tune-Up Review & GIVEAWAY

CONTEST CLOSED: winners: Mrs. Mommy, Katie (my SIL!), and Katie (my mom!)

The Norton PC Tune-Up Blog Tour, courtesy of Mom Central, came at just the right time! My computer has been starting extremely slowly, and when it was overloaded (very easily, I might add) it would just freeze. This forced me to pull out the forbidden move of pushing the button... and holding it down... until the thing turned off! I know, I know- you should never do that! Or so they say. It had started to worry me.

I had hired a local guy to come out to my house about 2 years ago, for $100, and tune up the PC, and I saw great results for a while, and the ol' girl clearly needed some attention. So I was thrilled to be able to call the Norton guy and have him walk through some steps to optimize my computer's performance. When I got the recorded message that a technician would be with me shortly(yeah right), I settled in with Shepard Smith on Fox News. But he couldn't even get a paragraph out before Vincent popped on the line.

Now there are clear differences between the Norton Tune-up, and the local guy tune-up:

  • The local guy sat in a room in my house with my computer, and I was not in there the whole time. (of course I spied on him, due to a news story about repair men putting cameras in women's houses!) But I did not see what he did to my computer.
  • The Norton Tune-Up Guy, Vincent, connected to my PC remotely, which means he couldn't see my messy house! I also watched everything he did right in front of me while we were on the phone.

  • Local Guy didn't really show me how to maintain my computer after he worked. While it ran great after he left, I didn't know how to keep up the function.
  • Vincent talked me through everything he did, and gave me tips for keeping the PC running smoothly. I did take notes, so I could remember, but there is also a file I can go back to at any time and see a review of the session.
You may need a PC Tune-Up if your computer takes a long time to start up, or runs slowly when you use multiple programs. Norton Tune Up, in my opinion, is a great service! On another note, local guy advised me to switch to Windows One Care for computer maintenence, but I really haven't been very happy with it. Norton 360 was so much more user friendly when I had it, and as a result of my conversation with Victor, I'm going to switch back.

Now that MY computer runs smoothly again, I have three more Tune-Ups ($69.99 Value!) to give away! If you'd like to get your computer running like Carl Lewis, leave a comment and let me know! As always, if you're a Real Life Review Subscriber, you get an extra entry! Leave a separate comment!

This contest will end Sunday, November 30th

13 comments:

mrs.mommyy said...

wow I could really use this! great info- I hate workers in my house too

mrs.mommyy said...

subscriber

katie said...

I sure could use a tune up!! My computer runs so slowly I sometimes have to remove something before I can load pictures and they get transfered to an exteral hard drive!

katie said...

I am a subscriber

Karen said...

Let me tell you how much I need this! As I was pulling up this post, I had to shut down because the ole computer had frozen up!

Karen said...

subscriber

Katie (Mom) said...

Cool! I rrrreeeaaaallllyyy need this! Mom

Katie (Mom) said...

Yes, I am a subscriber!!!!

Jaime said...

I love Norton's tune up, they use to have a program on a CD you could run. Is this what you did Sarah?

Jaime said...

subscriber

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I can think of several people who need this!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

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katie said...

yeah! I am a winner!! Yippee!!! thanks Sarah!!