OK, is this for real, or is my AntiVirus company trying to pull one over on me?
I have a Windows 8 HP Envy laptop a little under a year old. I purchased WebRoot antivirus at Best Buy when I bought the PC, and installed it.
Today I was attempting to download Firefox (my technical college recommends it for online classes, don't ask why because I sure don't know), but the site was identified by WebRoot as malicious and blocked it. I called WebRoot and got a human. She tried to get me to go to the WebRoot site and THAT was flagged as malicious! After installing remote control software on my laptop, she putzed around a bit, talked to her supervisor... who informed me that it wasn't a WebRoot problem, that my PC had all sorts of junk files and registry issues that they could not fix and I should take it to Best Buy and have them do maintenance.
Then he said, "All PCs should have maintenance done every few months" ...! (This costs $200 for a year's worth of maintenance at Best Buy.)
IS THIS REALLY TRUE? I had a Toshiba PC for nearly a decade prior to this and never took it in for maintenance. So are the WebRoot people trying to pass the buck, and do I REALLY need to have my PC maintained by "a tech professional" every few months? Or is there a way I can fix this using other software?