Fleishig, milchig, all them pots and pans look the same to me. Let me in a
kosher kitchen for 5 minutes and somebody will be buying new cookware. Or
maybe deciding a little soap and water can fix anything.
I hate to milk this one, but you hit
that one out of the pork. Of course,
maybe I'm not in the same ball pork.
Woman went to the Jewish Deli. She
had a gallon of milk and some sliced
meat, they refused to kosher out at
That statement alone would send a red flag to any rational
person that they were fixin' to get screwed.
NOTHING!!!!! fixes everything, not even duct tape : )
Simple regular cleanup of your puter and defragin' can do
more than most "payfor" utilities
So you have maligned avast! for something with which they had nothing to
Can't comment about registering the paid version of avast! as I have
always used the free version; registering it is simple...open avast!,
enter the registration number.
BTW, did the salesman have a heavy accent?
I STILL would like to know where in the computer world a person could go to
complain about what seems like shoddy business practice Ombusman? Magazine?
You still didn't provide any details, so it's hard for
anyone to assess the situation, but it sounds to me
like you got what you paid for. You've apparently
taken hours of their time and they were able to do
a system restore for you. No one could guarantee
to fix your PC and rcover your data in all cases.
You really should just try to find someone local,
or a friend who can manage your PC for you. With
phone support you might get someone from India
reading from a list. You might even get someone
who really know what they're doing. But even then
there are limits to remote support. And you're not
likely to get great support for $179/year. How much
time can they afford to spend for that cost? I know
people who get tech support for $200 *plus service
calls*. The $200 only covers a visit once per year
to renew AV, renew a Carbonite backup subscription,
etc. The tech support people are basically getting
the customer to buy various protection and backup
services so that tech support won't be needed.
On Friday, August 22, 2014 12:57:13 PM UTC-4, Mayayana wrote:
We don't know the specifics of the plan she bought. But clearly no plan
can guarantee that they can fix any PC problem over the phone. Are they
going to send a new MB or hard drive throught the phone, if that fails?
And from just a software standpoint, if certain things get corrupted, at
some point, the only logical thing to do is restore the system back to the
as-shipped condition. Virtually all systems sold today have a backup image
on the drive to allow you to do that.
If I were HB, and the system is really screwed up, I'd backup the files
I want to save to either some local
media or the cloud, then execute the procedure where you interrupt the boot
and have it wipe the thing clean and reload the as-shipped state.
It makes me wonder how come OP has so much trouble with computer?
Avast is in U.K. if I remember right. I know they come into your PC
trying to fix(mess?) up you problem. I'll never let any one peek into my
PC under any circumstances.....
On Friday, August 22, 2014 9:57:13 AM UTC-7, Mayayana wrote:
If I provided "details" of hours and hours of fumbling on the part of these
so-called "techs" it would take a book that nobody would want to read.
but it sounds to me like you got what you paid for. You've apparently taken
hours of their time
WhAAATTT!!! They (incompetents) took hours of MY TIME
and they were able to do a system restore for you.
Did you miss where I said SEVERAL time in this thread that I can do a Syste
m Restore myself! I contacted the people I bought this service from to rep
air specific problems on my PC.
No one could guarantee to fix your PC and rcover your data in all cases.
Ah, but that's EXACTLY what the silver-tongued salesman said, as I have pos
ted SEVERAL times in this thread!! If I was naive or inexperienced enough
to believe them, have you never made a mistake in YOUR life!!!
You really should just try to find someone local, a friend who can manage y
our PC for you. With phone support you might get someone from India reading
from a list. You might even get someone who really know what they're doing
. But even then there are limits to remote support. And you're not likely t
o get great support for $179/year. How much time can they afford to spend f
or that cost? I know people who get tech support for $200 *plus service ca
lls*. The $200 only covers a visit once per year to renew AV, renew a Carbo
nite backup subscription,
rious protection and backup services so that tech support won't be needed.
I haven't been out on the support market before, so I would have no way of
knowing about the price structure you discuss above. Knowing no better, I
believed the salesman, and it sounds like you're blaming me for doing so!
The local person I have hired in the past isn't up to the job, so I will h
ave to look for a better person; I don't want to put my neighbors through t
his! If I have to pay someone, I'm taking "Avast" or whoever the outside p
rovider is, to Small Claims to recoup my damages.
You contradict yourself. You already admitted that the "company" that
sold you this (bogus) "policy" was NOT Avast. Please keep your fables
Avast does not sell any product such as you describe. You have not and
can not show us any official reference to any such product... because
it doesn't exist.
If you payed by credit card you can easily see who collected your
money. You might even be able to dispute the charge. I'm quite sure you
will see that you didn't pay Avast for this (bogus) service.
But in the end, I predict you will never get restitution. Deal with it,
take note of the lesson learned, and stop whining.
Scammers like the one who suckered you don't have "ombudsmen."
On Friday, August 22, 2014 9:01:31 PM UTC-4, Nil wrote:
This is an example of the major differences in approaches to problems
between libs and conservatives. Libs think there should be an ombudsman,
a regulatory body, someone they can turn to because they are disatisfied
with a service. We should have people just sitting around, collecting
salaries, to be there for this kind of thing. Conservatives just say,
well, I probably shouldn't have bought that $179 support contract, learnb
from it and move on. Or, being more self-reliant, they may not have
bought it to begin with. I don't understand how anyone could honestly
believe that a phone support contract could be guaranteed to fix "anything" that's wrong with her PC.
I would think that maybe they could at least talk her through backing up
her files she wants to save, then doing a full restore of the PC to the
as-shipped load. That should fix any software problems, but she will have
to re-install any software. It's actually not a bad idea after several
years to get rid of all the crap that slowly winds up clogging and slowing
down most PCs. When I've done it, I've been amazed at how fast the PC
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