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New Rogue Site - Spyware Protector


Humpty

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I might have said this before, but, I'll say it again.

 

Instead of shipping 12 months of free Norton or McAfee or whatever with a new PC, they would better serve the thousands of new users coming to the web for the first time, by including nothing more than a link to "Forum.Piriform", or any of the other similar sites on the web.

 

With convincing looking rogue sites like that, a green as grass newbie stands very little chance of recognizing it as anything other than what it appears to be.

 

Very sad.

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Instead of shipping 12 months of free Norton or McAfee or whatever with a new PC, they would better serve the thousands of new users coming to the web for the first time, by including nothing more than a link to "Forum.Piriform", or any of the other similar sites on the web.

People would be lucky to even get 90 days for their trial version, and I know many probably let the trial run out. I've always thought a PC manufacturer needs to strike a deal with one of the free AV providers but I don't think that will ever happen.

 

The most I've seen done was awhile back where Dell recommended some freeware adware/spyware removal software on their support pages but still - someone would have to search for that to know about it and I doubt a new PC user would know anything about it. There seriously needs to be something like ClamWin but with a resident shield that can be legally pre-installed on PCs.

 

It may very well come to the point where Microsoft themselves needs to have some built-in tutorial about Internet security during the Windows Welcome when a user first uses their brand new PC, or just incorporate it into Security Center to educate people.

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