5/16/11 First I was not made aware that MacAfee was expiring or did expire, I don’t read spam or popups, if I get a message that upgrades were ready to install, I would click install. I was online with several different service techs 3 of which remotely took over my computer, after those 3 could not repair my problem, I got a fella who didn’t seem to know what he was doing, I told all concerned that I did not want to lose my documents or pictures. His first comment was we need to reformat your computer, I said don’t you understand I don’t want to lose everything. I asked him if he really knew what he was doing (job wise) I have been a customer of AT&T for many years, I need and expect respect.
I wasted over 8 hours of my time I ended up calling my local AT&T phone service, I just pushed a key to connect to whoever came on the line. I explained to them what my problem was, I had lost just about everything in my computer, no connection, couldn’t type anything. After talking for a few minutes with her it was suggested that I take the computer into a Staples or Office Depot, which I ended up doing. I started out paying $29.99 for checking out the computer. They told me I have 100′s of virus’s & Trojans on my computer. I told them too I did want to lose any pictures or documentation, I lost my wife to cancer July 3, 2010 and there were alot of memories stored in it. They couldn’t guaranty that they could save anything.
They said the total cost could be over $200.00 with no guaranty on saving anything. I asked them what a new computer compared to mine would cost, they told me with what I have already spent and try to download my pictures and documentation and Norton Anti-Virus software was $597.60 and that’s what I did and I believe AT&T & ConnectTech should reimburse for this cost. I have all the receipts showing these costs. I am still paying Connect Tech monthly charges because I was told if I canceled the service I would have no recourse. I have not received any response to this problem. Everytime I call and ask to speak to someone aabout the problem, I get put on hold or transferred to a non-excisting dept.
When I call AT&T and tell them my problem with Connect Tech they tell me Connect Tech is seperate from AT&T. I remember calling AT&T tech support and them telling me I would have to contact Connect Tech for support, AT&T farmed it out to Connect Tech but I feel AT&T is responsible for Connect Tech, they hired them. I have all the imformation I was given from them including a Case#