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Originally Posted by RedCloudFuneral View Post

This is almost as bad as the commercial we get on the radio/tv that is an ad for malware. You install their demo, it messes up your registry, and then charges you to fix it.
The company behind this 'product' even has publicly traded stock.


I just tried that mycleanpc.com thing and it found 300 errors on a clean install of windows on virtual box
Edited by rafety58 - 1/12/12 at 3:15pm
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post #22 of 47
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This is news?

Fixed!
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post #23 of 47
*sigh*

I'm running Norton on my machine as we speak... redface.gif

When the subscription runs out, MSE here I come!
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post #24 of 47
Norton never really impressed me and now this. Had it on my old XP machine and it has a lot of function I'd say - skews the registry, missing system dll's, and a resource hog. That was my experience way back, installed Avast!, and MSE on another box and never looked back thumb.gif
post #25 of 47
I doesn't take a total moron to get caught in one of those Norton traps. If you are iffy with you computer knowledge it could look very serious. Not everyone knows how to ctrl/alt/delete to get out of the loop.
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microsoft security essentials for life!

Too bad it sucks frown.gif Endpoint for life!.
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post #27 of 47
didn't intel invest a buttload into symantec/norton?
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post #29 of 47
Thats why you usually pay for such programs. Like ESET SC5...
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post #30 of 47
Scare tactics work though, that is the problem. Often otherwise rational people will go and buy things because they are scared of the consequences of not doing so. Just look at all the commercials for things like Lysol; "protect you and your family" from the germs that have, up till now, not caused you a problem. Heck, scare tactics have sent us to war on more than one occasion (not inviting a political discussion here).

I agree that this is going too far though. It is bad enough talking about what could happen, let alone pretending that it already has.
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You think the 39 year old soccer mom who spends her time eating bon-bons and cheating on her husband knows anything about AV programs?

That seems strangely ... specific. Almost as if you know her. wth.gif

Mind you, candy and computer advice are a fairly irresistible mix, it has worked for me in the past.
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