Just Pondering Part 641

Malware logo Crystal 128.

Malware logo Crystal 128. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I really dislike those programs on the internet that says that it would scan your PC for free and after you’ve downloaded the darn thing, it charges you a fee to fix registry errors, remove junk files, viruses and spyware (Why did they leave that part out in their ad? I would safely speculate that if they were to mention it in their ad, people would think twice about downloading the program).

How many of those programs are trustworthy? There is so much online fraud these days that it is a little difficult to know who to trust; especially where online credit card transactions are involved.

May I also point out, that some things are not always what they set out to be; for example: a virus or spyware could be disguised as an antivirus and antispyware program (I need not say more, because you and I know what happens to a person’s computer when they download malicious programs).

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5 responses to “Just Pondering Part 641

  1. I would like to say that I completely agree with you, I have seen many programs disguised as lots of things over the years. For instance a program designed to look like your PC login screen which when you try to log in sends your password and username to an email address. Or the so called Antivirus program that actually installs a virus as it scans.

  2. Yes these tools are a complete joke. They are not build to help you or to scan your computer. It´s rather so that these tools are malicious programs. But it´s fairly easy to spot them. The ads are very intrusive and this alone shows that it can´t be a good tool. I always suggest my friends to install only tools that have nice reviews from very well known magazines.

    On my computer there is not much more security software installed apart from “Free Avira Antivirus”, “Commodo Firewall” and “CCleaner”. Works for most things in my opinion.

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