Weekly Feature



2010-08-18 / Business

My PC Mind offers computer virus solutions

by KATE MOCKLER Reporter

Charles Montaperto of My PC Mind offers home computer users a “reset button” to defend their data and other personal information from viruses and system crashes. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Charles Montaperto of My PC Mind offers home computer users a “reset button” to defend their data and other personal information from viruses and system crashes. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Computer viruses are the bane of the Internet age. Easy to acquire, costly and complicated to undo, they make novice computer users wary of exploration on the Web and even veteran computer users uneasy. Viruses can spell the end of a perfectly good system, as users often decide it’s cheaper and quicker to buy a new machine and say goodbye to their data.

Charles Montaperto of East Amherst has a solution. His kiosk in the Eastern Hills Mall near the food court houses a product that can transform the computer-using experience, what he calls a “reset button.”

The product works like this: Montaperto installs software on a laptop or desktop that helps keep documents, music, photos and videos safe. If your computer becomes infested with malicious programs, or if an experiment with changing your settings goes horribly wrong, all you have to do is push the “reset button” to take your computer back in time to the days when it operated smoothly.

Montaperto says that his reset button will make a computer maintenance-free for five years.

“Now, [customers] can comfortably teach themselves how to use a computer. They know if anything goes wrong, they can instantly fix it with the push of a button,” said Montaperto.

Montaperto acknowledges that “reset button technology” is nothing new, but he says that it’s never been commercially available to home users before.

“I’m the first to commercialize this,” he said.

Montaperto has offered this service, and others, on a freelance basis for two years. He also fixes computers at Daemen College. At the Eastern Hills kiosk, he also sells laptops and offers other types of computer repair and restoration.

“I barely ever hear a ‘no.’ People wish they would have known about this a long time ago,” Montaperto said.

My PC Mind is open during mall hours, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 444-8778. The mall is located at 4545 Transit Road, Clarence.

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