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Software for a computer repair service?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Afropuff01, Oct 2, 2010.

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  1. Afropuff01

    Afropuff01 Thread Starter

    Oct 2, 2010
    I'm going to be starting a local computer repair service, so I was just wondering what all software I should keep handy. I will be doing virus and spyware removal, hardware repair, computer setup, operating system installation, and other similar things. I would like to use freeware, because I am a high school senior and do not have much money right now. The main thing I need is some sort of hardware diagnostic tool.
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  3. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

    Jul 9, 2008
    Hey, a fellow high school senior. I do local repairs but since I'm not insured and have no certifications, I'm not able to start an "actual" business.

    But I always keep the installers for the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox for multiple OS's, CPU-Z, Revo Uninstaller, HiJackThis, SuperAntiSpyware, MalwarebytesAntimalware, Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast!, and whatever else I think might come in handy. Combofix is another good one, but be careful with that. Belarc adviser is another that could come in handy. [Again, I'm talking about just the installers I keep on my flash drive.]

    Edit: HDD Health is another handy one.
  4. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    Jul 22, 2006
    The handiest tool I have is a PS tester-about $20.00 anywhere. The problem with extensive testing is the cost to the customer. It's often cheaper to re-install the OS, for instance, than to troubleshoot some of the more exotic malware.
  6. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
    I usually carry a Bart PE CD with me and the free tools that Avira offers.
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    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
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