computer-virus-crashAs Virtual Assistants we need our computers to work so that we can make money serving our clients. When my computer goes down, it can really disrupt the flow of my business not to mention my cashflow 😉

Computer maintenance is something that we seldom think of until it’s too late.

Most of the time we don’t think about it because our computers slow down over time. The subtle changes from our systems going from brand-new and working well to becoming sluggish are not always apparent.

Until it’s too late of course.

There are two main causes for a computer slowing down. The most obvious one is becoming infected with rogue programs, viruses and malware. The second reason for our computers to slow down is self-inflicted.

Yes, self-inflicted.

It happens as we install programs, ones that we want to have installed, ones that we work with all the time. Because we install these programs ourselves there’s no reason to think that they’re going to cause a problem but they do and how they do it is by wanting to make things easier and faster for us by loading themselves into memory when we start the computer. As we load more programs it takes longer for windows to start because more resources are being used by all the programs we installed. The thing is, these programs don’t have to start when the computer starts with maybe one exception which would be your antivirus program.

To keep your computer running smoothly you really need to do regular maintenance on it. For me, regular maintenance means having my computer guy, Michael Van Ert, remotely checking for updates for both hardware, software and all my programs. It also means having him regularly running a set of utilities on my computer that he has found that work quite well like Ccleaner, SUPERAntiSpyWare, Malwarebytes and my antivirus program. Once a month Michael logs into my computer remotely to fix stuff like:

  • Removal of viruses, spyware and malware
  • Removal of rogue programs
  • Browser hijacks removed
  • Search engine hijacks removed
  • Speed increase by turning off unnecessary start up items when Windows starts
  • Update programs and operating system including hardware drivers

I don’t remember the last time my computer has crashed on me or had a virus and I owe it all to Michael’s remote computer maintenance. He is awesome at what he does and I don’t know what I’d do without him by my remote side saving my computer butt month after month. He is a true success component of my arsenal of “have to haves” in my every day business.

WATCH Michael’s video below to learn how to do this yourself:

So what you do if you are too busy or just don’t want to do it yourself?

Here’s where my computer guy can help you. Michael offers remote maintenance packages…


Oh I almost forgot to add that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain (like not having to worry about your system crashing on you because of a stinky ole virus) using Michael’s services.

Michael Van Ert’s Guarantee:
If I am unable to improve the performance or remove a virus or other malicious program, I will refund your money for the instance in question.

Whether you hire Michael or not to remotely keep your computer safe and running smoothly do at least watch his video so you can do it yourself every month. Personally, my time is money and it’s cheaper for me to let Michael remotely service my computers every month than for me do it. I can then use this time to do something I love doing like going shopping 😉

To Your Virtual $uccess,
Tawnya Sutherland
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