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  1.    06 Feb 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    Same reason why my wife's stepmom installed and pays for the stupid PC matic. The only ones who feel all warm and fuzzy about this garbage software, is the one with their hands in your wallet.

    Microsoft needs to Blacklist and not allow this garbage software to even be installed. I never let anyone else touch my machines.
    That stuff is junk but given how much it's advertised on say, CNN, I'm not shocked that they get people on the hook.

    They use scare tactics and lots of untruths.. but heck. It's the American way I guess.
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  2.    06 Feb 2016 #12
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,446
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    That stuff is junk but given how much it's advertised on say, CNN, I'm not shocked that they get people on the hook.

    They use scare tactics and lots of untruths.. but heck. It's the American way I guess.
    A version of the modern day Snake Oil.
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  3.    06 Feb 2016 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Here you see what happens when you let people use a computer that have no idea what a computer is.
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  4.    07 Feb 2016 #14
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,007
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    That stuff is junk but given how much it's advertised on say, CNN, I'm not shocked that they get people on the hook.

    They use scare tactics and lots of untruths.. but heck. It's the American way I guess.
    Of course my wife's stepmom watches Faux. So she gets sucked into these scam software commercials, along with Lifelock, when there is a better option than LL.

    Once a year, I spend two days fixing her machine.
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  5.    07 Feb 2016 #15
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,007
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Here you see what happens when you let people use a computer that have no idea what a computer is.
    The good thing is that we can educate people, by getting on the Microsoft Facebook page and pull them in over here, to help them, without them paying someone to fix the mistakes made.

    This is from 2014, but Malware Bytes is up front and honest on this. Beware of US-based Tech Support Scams | Malwarebytes Unpacked
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  6.    07 Feb 2016 #16
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,446
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    The good thing is that we can educate people, by getting on the Microsoft Facebook page and pull them in over here, to help them, without them paying someone to fix the mistakes made.

    This is from 2014, but Malware Bytes is up front and honest on this. Beware of US-based Tech Support Scams | Malwarebytes Unpacked
    Very good read.
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