“Recently I took my fairly new laptop to Geek Squad to have a nasty virus removed and was entirely displeased with the service I'd recieved.”
Geek Squad Alternative. At one point or another we all need computer repair help and I am no different. I found myself in need at the worst possible moment. In the middle night, when everything is closed and the night before a report is due. I called Geek Squad online support for help and was charged for the $199 virus removal service. They connected to my pc and attempted to remove the problem. After a couple of hours and a whole lot of coffee and nail biting they call me back and say there is nothing they can do. This time, the guy I spoke to had a heavy accent and seemed to be calling from overseas. And long with this and the fact they said the virus is too embedded to be removed without causing further damage and system instability. I get off the disappointing phone call and am still sweating because this report is 35% of my overall grade in this course and I absolutely had to have this done in the morning. I run a quick Google search for a solution when I find SecureRemoteSupport[dot]com who provides online services and have a “No Fix No Pay” guarantee. Wow that would be nice if Geek Squad offered the same promise. Within an hour they had diagnosed the virus and had removed it completely for $105. And best of all, I didn’t lose any of my work and my operating system was completely repaired. Apparently the Geek Squad isn’t as good at their job as secureremotesupport[dot]com is. I really appreciate their diligence on fixing my issue and suggest others think twice before contacting Geek Squad to fix their computer.
My name is Catherine Herbert and I don't know much about computers. At some point in the last month I believe my computer became infected with a virus. It was making my internet run very slow and I was unable to email my grandson away in Iraq. This being my only way to communicate with him I became very distressed. I wasn't confident enough to be able to attempt to fix it myself. Besides I hear hammers and computers don't go well together. :)
I got in touch with the local geek squad and dropped my machine off. For $199.99 and three days of work they said they would have it up and running better than ever! This didn’t go down like the nice gentleman wearing black trousers had promised. 7 Business days later, I still had a broken computer and a quote for $449 to remove viruses, fix the hard drive and install antivirus software. Not happy with this price, and already out $200, I started calling a few acquaintances.
One suggestion I received was to call Secure Remote Support. I called their toll free number to inquire about the cost and was told that they could remove my virus for $79.99 and could do it either by remotely connecting or if I preferred I could send the computer in to them. For time saving purposes, I chose to have them remotely connect and was assured if they could not fix the problem there would be no charge for their time. I liked the sound of that so I took them up on it. After about and hour the computer was repaired and I was ready to email again! No need to replace the hard drive. They did also sell me this antivirus software for another $59.99. It also came with a guarantee as well. They definitely did a great job, and Ill be thinking twice before going anywhere else.
This Review is False and written by Secure Remote Support.
What you are about to read is false and was written by a company called secure remote support to promote their business by "piggybacking" Geeks Squads Reviews.
My cat Morris has long since loved to lay on top of my computer tower while I am online. It’s warm and cozy and probably has a great view of the room as far as a cats point of view goes. So it was no surprise when I started noticing a funny noise coming from the inside of my computer when I started it up. The noise finally got so bad that Morris refused to venture on top any longer. It was quite a frightening sound. And then out of the blue the computer would no longer load Windows. Sadly I took my injured computer into the Geek Squad ER and prayed that they could perform some life saving procedure that miraculously reunites us like in Soap Operas. They took the computer and within a few days my diagnosis was complete.. Death by Hard Drive Failure.”O say it ain’t so!” “It was so young… etc.”
Then the technician mentioned that they could install a new hard drive, do data recovery and reinstall the Windows operating system. He then quoted me a price that almost sent me to the REAL ER. It was almost $500! I could almost buy a whole new computer for that amount. Feeling like I should probably do some “shopping around” I took my computer home. At work the next day I looked up a few other businesses that could help me but would be me within my budget. I selected Secure Remote Support because they offered me the very best deal on parts and labor. I had my computer back up and running later that day and had all of my pictures, music and files back too. Geek Squad was going to take about 1 week to get it back and cost 5X the amount. I was afraid I might have lost some very important honeymoon photos. It was less than half of what Geek Squad was wanting and I felt like I was dealing with an experienced technician not a high school kid in his first job.
Recently I took my fairly new laptop to Geek Squad to have a nasty virus removed and was entirely displeased with the service I'd recieved.
Like I said, my laptop was fairly new, in great condition with no previous problems.
I let my teenage son use it for a "homework assignment" which somehow ended up with this horrible bug.
Anyways, I took it to Geek Squad simply because I'd heard of them, they're a big company and appeared to be reptuable.
The charge for the virus removal was $200 - Of course never having had a problem with my computer before I didnt know I was paying A LOT for the fix.
It took these guys forever to fix my computer. Snotty attitudes when i inquired about when it'd be finished and the end result? I GOT MY COMPUTER BACK THE SAME AS ID TAKEN IT IN!
Looking at reviews after the fact, I found Secure Remote Support and they fixed my computer for a fraction of what Geek Squad demanded and FIXED the problem.
The guys at secureremotesupport(dot)com were awesome.
This company focused on quality work and excellent customer service.
I'll reccomend them to anyone from here on out!
A fleet of well-trained experts offer maintenance for home or office computers--anytime day or night..
The Best Buy-based Geek Squad's expertise is wide-ranging: Trained representatives can handle everything from setting up a new sysem, installing software or creating a wireless network to dealing with more dire issues like the infamous "blue screen of death." Customers have the option of bringing their computers into a store, receiving 24-hour assistance over the phone or having a repairman come to their home (arriving in the squad's signature black-and-white VW Bugs).
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