For many people a computer health check will fix a slow PC, remove unwanted malware and bring peace of mind. Health checks are more popular with computer repair companies. They bring in customers and an opportunity to up-sell something perhaps anything.
At Repair a PC I believe health checks are useful if:
Your PC as slowed down significantly
You are worried about your data
You are worried about your privacy
Your computer has become excessively noisy
Your PC takes a very long time to start or shutdown
You find strange things happen such as files seem to disappear
Over time a computer may, if not carefully monitored build up junk programs, data and malware. Potential problems may lurk within the hardware (the physical mechanic & electronics) or the software (the programs that run on the hardware). If, like many others, you never shop, bank or enter personal details and don't mind the delay then you may feel you can forgo a health check.
However if you do store or use personal or important data or you find your PC as become very slow then a PC health check may be for you. Computer Health checks include:
A full diagnostic test of your hard disk (this is where your data is kept - you should ensure you have done a backup before the healthcheck).
Other major components will be tested.
Temporary files and othe junk files will be removed including,unless otherwise informed, the contents of the "Recycle Bin"
Unnecessary programs will be removed
Malware will be removed
Startup software will be optimised
Virus & Spyware infections will be removed (if preventing start up or any access to the computer there may be a small surcharge)
Excessive dust will be removed from inside the computer
System disk will be optimised
Health checks are usually pre-arranged and carried out at base as some of the tests run for hours and with many computers it would not be possible to do our thorough health check onsite without charging much more. Usually completed in 24 hours.
Computer Health Check and Service with Repair a PC