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1000 problems

Discussion in 'General Security Issues and Questions' started by idr, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. idr

    idr Established Techie7 Member

    Usually when finishing my work I clean and delete all temporary Internet files and cookies by means the Ccleaner and sometimes I also check the remaining files in “tools>internet options”.
    From time to time I receive a proposal to scan my computer “free” in order to speed up working of the computer.
    When doing such scan I find that some 200 – 1500 various problems are troubling my computer and then I receive a new proposal to repair and remove the problems, this time already for some fee.
    I don’t mind to acquire and pay for some speeding up program if the problems are real, but in most cases it looks as a sales promotion trick.
    Can anybody explain what the hundreds or thousands “problems” may be and if such programs do some efficient work.
  2. broni

    broni Malware Annihilator Techie7 Moderator Head Security

    Those kind of programs are nothing but a scam.
    Don't fall for it.