Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Norton PC Tune-Up Service: Review and 3 Giveaways!

Thanks to Mom Central I received a trial version of Norton PC Tune-up Service. I was very excited to help test this service out, with as much as I use my computer. I got a card in the mail with the Norton Symantec phone number to call. Then I talked to an advisor, and he asked me for some information about me and my computer. Then, I told him I had a promotional code for the Norton PC Tune-up Service. After we got all set up, Jesse (my Norton Advisor) logged into my computer on a secure internet connection. He stayed on the phone with me the whole time, but if we happened to get disconnected, I did have a chat box available to ask any questions. I have to say, it was nice to see how he cleaned up my computer. If my computer is running slow because I'm running too many programs, or takes a long time to start, I can call (experts are available 24x7) and have it analyzed over the secure internet connection. They service covers a full scan to find issues affecting performance, protection and security and they will recommend steps to ensure performance. I was able to watch everything he did, and could stop the session at any time. Once I moved my mouse, just out of habit, and he couldn't move his. It was pretty funny actually. There was no danger in letting him take control.
He checked a few locations to see what may be making my computer run slower. He checked my desktop, and cleaned up my start menu allowing only needed programs that are necessary start when the computer turns on. You would not believe how many programs start up in the back ground even though you are not running them!
After Jesse helped me clean-up my computer, he said I have a Norton Report Card center that I can go to and check up on my computer. Over all, it was a nice experience and I learned a lot about my computer. I think everyone can use a tune-up on their computer, especially if you are an avid blogger. Lucky for you SassyFrazz readers, I have 3 Gift Cards for a Norton PC Tune-Up Service (a $69.99 value)! The give away is open until Decmber 19th, at 7:00 PM. To get your first entry, tell me something you appreciate about the online world. You may come back each day and enter (again) after you do the first rule, just leave a comment about what is one of your favorite websites. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits to win, and click here to see guidelines and the official rules.
This contest is open to everyone; however, if you are in another country, I will not mail the card, I will email you the phone number and promotion code. You need to be able to dial an 877 phone number. I am not responsible for any phone fees you might incur. Just be sure to leave your e-mail address in your comments.

108 comments:

Jenna said...

I appreciate being able to keep in touch with my family, because we all live far apart. I also enjoy blogging :) Thanks!

topaztook said...

I have been really trying to clean up the computer this year and would love to win this -- as long as they work with Macs, that is ;).

There are a lot of great things about online. I appreciate how well blogs and sites like couponmom.com help me match up coupons and sales for saving so much money on groceries!

topaztook said...

I subscribe to your feed!

Bebemiqui said...

I LOVE Skype and being able to blog.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

cdziuba said...

Well, I enjoy reading blogs, catching up on the news, checking the weather, and buying things on Ebay, among the hundreds of things I like doing online. cdziuba@aol.com

ewalsh said...

It's always there when you need it. You might not want to try and find a physical store to Christmas shop at 4am but you can always go online. Or to your favorite sites.

cmgnbox01 said...

I appreciate being able to do my shopping at home. I hate the mall. Thanks for the giveaway!

cmgnbox01 said...

I posted on my blog: http://wutgives.blogspot.com/2008/12/sassyfrazz-norton-pc-tune-up-service.html

cmgnbox01 said...

I subscribed to your feed.

cmgnbox01 said...

I have your button: http://wutgives.blogspot.com/

mverno said...

can visit anytime

lisagee said...

Sure couldn't live without email nowadays! Love to have the Norton tuneup.

1agordon said...

How i can use it to answer my kids' million questions.

scooter7018 said...

research

ky2here said...

I like the flexibility of responding on my timetable instead of being captive to a phone call.

herbiets said...

I like the fact that you can instant message and also text from computer to black berry.

Heather said...

I like having the all the information I want at my fingertips. I am a college student and being able to do all my classes online from my local college is so convenient, especially having two kids and worrying about daycare.

chromiumman said...

i love skype

Sandy said...

using email alot but computer is getting slow mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Sandy said...

subscriber mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

Secret message.

Sarah said...

I like being able to enter sweepstakes without licking stamps.

Ken said...

The opportunity of enter a great contest like this is my favorite part of the computer/internet world. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Stephen said...

I like being able to read people's blogs and posts, and seeing how others see the world. And like others have mentioned, entering contests like this is totally cool too.

cdziuba said...

I like online shopping very much, thanks for the giveaway. cdziuba@aol.com

idahomom said...

I love that the internet allows me to enter wonderful contests like this one.

Karen said...

E-mail makes my life so much simpler :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

toughturtles said...

the knowledge at your fingertips

cmgnbox01 said...

My favorite website is Yahoo.com. It's got it all, and it's all free. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kattzzz said...

I like the internet because I know how to type and it's actually faster to reach me online than by phone---well, pretty much faster.

drala said...

I like the instant connections to other parts of the world.

wanda flanagan said...

I love everything about the online world

cdziuba said...

I love that I am in touch with my entire family every day! cdziuba@aol.com

David Johnson said...

I enjoy email and having so much information at my fingertips, thanks and happy holidays, titanicluck at gmail dot com

hale said...

One of my favorite websites is cnet.
Surfing the web is one of the things I enjoy most about online.

Jennielee said...

I am addicted to the internet. One of the things that I appreciate most about the online world is that if you look hard enough you can find a tutorial on how to do just about anything.
jennielee685(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennielee said...

I blogged about this giveaway.
http://thebestthingsinlifegiveaways.blogspot.com/2008/12/saturdays-featured-giveaway-blog.html

Jennielee said...

i subscribe to your feed.
jennielee685(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennielee said...

I have your button on my sidebarhttp://thebestthingsinlifegiveaways.blogspot.com/2008/12/saturdays-featured-giveaway-blog.html
jennielee685(at)gmail(dot)com

cmgnbox01 said...

Another favorite is google.com.

bohemiangypsy said...

Very neat service. We have Symantec Anti-Virus, and it works great. We could definitely use a tune-up. Thanks for the chance.

Liz G. said...

I love that I can get in touch with old friends and rekindle the connections.

lizames2003 (at) yahoo.com

Donna R. said...

I can keep in contact with my family (all over the globe) and see up-to-date pictures of my grand-childre.

wanda flanagan said...

One of my favorite sites to go to is pogo.com

erinls said...

Oh, I do need this! My computer has recently slowed and I don't know how to speed it back up. I love the internet for many reasons - reading blogs, playing games of all types and myspacing with friends from all over!
Thanks~

cdziuba said...

Being able to keep up with my entire family every day is a blessing, and I love reading the news and weather. cdziuba@aol.com

blackhawk56 said...

I like online shopping & celebrity gossip blogs are my guilty pleasure.

cmgnbox01 said...

Another favorite website is YouTube.com.

Kattzzz said...

It's a semi-safe addiction?

drala said...

One of my favorites websites is allrecipes.com

Hazel said...

I have met so many wonderful people from all around the globe, of which would be completely impossible if it were not for the internet. It has truly been a blessing in my life.

lisagee said...

My fav site is myspace because I get to keep up with family and friends.

cdziuba said...

I have several websites I constantly go to all day....accuweather, cnn, and my mail. cdziuba@aol.com

Kattzzz said...

www.craigslist.com is a favorite

cmgnbox01 said...

Another favorite is Amazon.com

drala said...

I love to browse through Etsy.com

Karen said...

Love craigslist.com

ktgonyea at gmail.com

herbiets said...

I like that I can get a call or a text on my phone from a computer.

Bhav said...

My parents, many of my cousins, my inlaws, several friends all live in a country thousands of miles away. The internet is what makes me feel closer to them every single day. It is not something I take for granted.

bvbabybv at gmail.com

Bhav said...

I subscribe to your feed.
bvbabybv at gmail.com

bohemiangypsy said...

Really great contest. This is something that everyone needs. Thank you.

Sarah said...

One of my favorite websites: www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com.

cdziuba said...

I am happy I can get the news and weather any time of the day or night. cdziuba@aol.com

Anonymous said...

MY LAPTOP NEEDS A TUNE-UP

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Sincerely, one thing I really appreciate about the online-world is being able to enter contests like this one, or sweepstakes - the smaller contests make me aware of products and people I would never otherwise encounter, and the larger sweepstakes are, of course, fun, and made easier by using Autofill!

Kattzzz said...

Being able to send pics across country to family & friends in a matter of seconds is the greatest invention since the microwave oven!

Sarah said...

www.heyitsfree.net

drala said...

I use Yahoo.com a lot for mail and news.

Kari said...

I love having so much info at my fingertips!!

Kari said...

Im also a subscriber!!

cdziuba said...

I love reading blogs and checking my email all the time! Would love to win this. cdziuba@aol.com

Jen said...

What a great giveaway!

Being a SAHM I like the online world as it gives me a connection to the outside world. If I didn't have it I think I would go stir crazy.

Smooshy said...

I love being able to connect with people around the world with my same interests!

jennem said...

I appreciate that I can relocate old friends.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

teri said...

I love that I don't have to drive to my busy mall, try to find a place to park, wait in line with tons of other shoppers to pay during this holiday season. For the first time, I did all my Christmas shopping on-line while having a cup of tea. It was pure heaven. I just adore the internet!


Teri
teraustin@mindspring.com

bookbanklink said...

My computer has had so much downtime of late,it's become nothing more than a huge paperweight;If you will restore its functions with Norton,maybe I'll get to do somethin' importan'!!!

michelena2000 said...

I love talking to others and playing sweeps.

drala said...

spoofee.com is a great website for freebies and deals.

rosannepm said...

I can keep in touch with people at the click of a mouse
rosans4@comcast.net

rosannepm said...

One of my favorite sites-eBay.com

Sarah said...

www.theonion.com

Debbie Criss said...

Really need protection for my lap top. Please enter me, thank you

heaventrees said...

I appreciate way too much about the cyberworld to list in one comment. For brevity, I'll just say I appreciate the connection it gives me with practically everything I need. Shopping, research fun.

Kattzzz said...

I feel connected to the world when I'm online.

Laura said...

i love being able to stay connected to my family. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

idahodad7 said...

Skype is great for communicating while traveling.

Sarah said...

I like www.zabasearch.com to look for long lost friends.

drala said...

another great website is slickdeals.net. Lots of deals listed.

lisagee said...

I like to use the internet in place of the phone book. whitepages dot com is the site. I also do google maps so I can route my drive before I drive.
I would hate to see the internet not be free anymore. Or restricted by government regulations.

Bev said...

I enjoy the ability to quickly send an email and the information available from anywhere in the world.

sito50 said...

The online world is a universal reference set at my fingertips. I hear a word I don't know; I look it up. If there's a news bite I want to know more about, just log on. I can learn just about anything in minutes. Fantastic, really, when you think about it.

sito50 said...

I subscribe.

Amy said...

I live very far from my family and my inlaws and it helps me keep in touch with all of them in an easy manner.

Kattzzz said...

Almost forgot! I appreciate online shopping!!

Kelley said...

I love being in contact with my family and friends that I don't get to see everyday...it is a really huge help.

calikat911@yahoo.com

purplepassion126 said...

I appreciate the wealth of information and the speed of finding things out.

klp1965 said...

im addicted to entering contests it is so much fun :)

John Deal said...

Anything you want to know about, you can find information about on the internet. And I've even found myself getting absorbed in some subjects I didn't know I wanted to know about. AztecFeller@aol.com

Anonymous said...

all the information I want at my fingertips.

lilyk said...

I appreciate how much useful information is available online.

donna444444 said...

I love blogs.
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donna444444 said...

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donna444444 said...

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masonsgranny59 said...

sure could use this! ty 4 the entry!

fancyfeet48 said...

I sure sould use this

Sarah said...

www.actioncat.com

Cool, free e-cards for cat lovers.

Anonymous said...

ENTERING SWEEPSTAKES

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