Jesper they do
I have many clients that come to me after going to Geek Squad, and one of
them told me they took his personal data but because it was only heresay he
Also they are very out for the buck.
I have a client that went to Geek Squard because his computer was running
They said he had a virus and charged him $79.99 to remove it.
A few weeks later the computer was back to a crawl. they wanted another
$79.99 just to look at it.
He brought it to me to see what I could do.
First- he is running xp home sp2- 160gig hd- with 256memory.
Mega programs on it included, Office 2007, Quicken, Turbo Tax, Adobe
Umm as soon as I saw how much memory he has, I suggested to update that
I put him at 1gig and the computer now flies.
His computer could go up to 2gigs but with xp I did not think he needed to
go that high.
Besides it is 4yrs old.
What I am amazed at is how come Geek Squad never checked the memory?
and worse Geek squad only quarrantined the virus but never looked to see
where it was and remove it.
Turned out the virus was in a system restore file which if i had that
computer would have been real easy to remove. and which I did once i
updated his memory.
He was running an outdated Norton Antivirus and virus updates were not done
for 6mths- how come they did not tell him that either? They actually gave
him back it in the exact way they had it and did not remove the old antivrus
program but told him he should get a newer version which thank goodness he
did not listen to them. I put AVG free on once I updated the memory because
it was running so slow I wanted to wait till I had more memory before i
started running another program on it and it found 5 more viruses and 5
trojans, which of course i removed---DUH?
In fact I would say half my clients come from Geek Squad, they give me great
"Jesper" <Jesper@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> instead of looking for a $$$ SHOP to help. Geek Squad is known for
>> personal data.
> Mikey, what evidence do you have for Geek Squad stealing personal data?
> Certainly they have hired a few bad apples, but in general, Geek Squad is
> reputable company, owned by Best Buy, one of the biggest, and best
> electronics chains in the U.S.
> Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security: