System Repair Software: Look for Ease of Use
Nothing can strike fear in the heart of a computer user faster than realizing that an operating system has suffered major, possibly permanent damage.
Whether from a virus, malware, user error or some other unexpected malfunction, dealing with the problem quickly and effectively is the key to saving as much information as possible. System repair software, which repairs that damage and can help prevent it from happening again, is usually the first line of defense.
Damage from malware alone costs Americans more than $13 billion dollars a year, according to Florida-based research consulting firm, Computer Economics. A new review of system repair software by TopTenREVIEWS (a sister company to BusinessNewsDaily) reveals which software programs are likely to offer the most effective solutions.
In the number one spot on the independently researched list is System Mechanic Professional from IoIo Technologies. It’s get praise for including powerful tools such as built-in security applications, disk analysis programs and tools to diagnose system problems. Backup and recovery functions are also included.
Norton Utilities Repair gets the second spot on the list. Even though it lacks some of the more sophisticated features of other system repair programs, its ease of use, especially for beginners, puts it high on the list.
“Simplicity and easy to understand instructions are essential when choosing a system repair software,” explained Ismael Matos, Deputy Field Marshall for computer repair service Geek Squad. “Some programs have so many features that the average user won’t know how to use it properly and will end up causing more damage.”
Using software that helps prevent virus and malware damage before it occurs is also a good idea, Matos told BusinessNewsDaily.
Ashampoo WinOptimizer, the number three software program on the list does just that, according to TopTenREVIEWS. It allows the user to regularly clean up the computer’s disk and defragment the hard drive by using an automated feature that initiates those functions on a regular basis.
All three programs are priced at approximately $50, making them a good investment for those looking to minimize their susceptibility to damage causing viruses in the first place. Matos pointed out, however, that system repair software should be teamed with anti-virus and anti-malware software and said that viruses should be removed before systems are repaired or they will simply re-attack the operating system once it is repaired.