Protect Yourself

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by flamestar, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. flamestar

    flamestar Guest

    Until shown otherwise it should be assumed that everything you see on
    the internet has been put there to take your money.

    1. The only people who will contact you about a problem with your
    computer are crooks. If a banner comes up saying we have detected a
    problem with your computer would you like to download a security
    scan,
    they are trying to download malware. Even if you have to use Windows
    task manager to close your web browser, get away from them and get
    away fast.


    2. Assume that any self described expert on a news group works for a
    software company. Only trust the ones who present verifiable proof,
    of the company they work for because that company has to take some
    responsibility for them. The rest are low life hangers on who wished
    a company would vouch for them. They work for software companies too
    but as shills. Mostly, they are there to attack anyone who tells the
    truth about the company they work for.


    4. Dont download something without looking at. Microsoft installs
    spy
    ware on your computer to make sure you are following their rules.


    5. Any software that is hard to uninstall or installs itself is
    malware. Any program that uninstalls a program that you installed
    without asking is malware. Any program installs itself on your
    computer can be uninstalled easily by the person who wrote the
    program. Anyone implies otherwise is a liar.


    Usually the big guys, the leading makers of a particular kind of
    software product are ripping you off and abusing your trust. The
    same
    is true of those who flood the net with advertising. You have to
    find
    the good programs they won’t find you. Check everything from at
    least
    two sources and always check the big download sites because they
    represent many products.
    flamestar, Oct 6, 2008
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