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dave
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Re: Scam PC optimization software that advertised on TV

said by Oleg:

I am surprised that FCC allows to advertise scam PC optimization software like MyCleanPC that is advertised for the longest

What's the difference between that and all the other crap products advertised?

Why is "makes your software faster" any different to "makes your underwear whiter"?

If you simply assume that all advertising is lying, you won't need to worry about specific cases.


Oleg
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said by dave:

said by Oleg:

I am surprised that FCC allows to advertise scam PC optimization software like MyCleanPC that is advertised for the longest

What's the difference between that and all the other crap products advertised?

Why is "makes your software faster" any different to "makes your underwear whiter"?

If you simply assume that all advertising is lying, you won't need to worry about specific cases.

You right. There are some products advertised on TV that do not work at all. Like those scratch or dent removal products for your car.


rcdailey
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The difference is that your underwear will probably still work even if it isn't really whiter. The same can't be said for your computer if the crap product locks it up.
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dave
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OK, how about "drink this beer and you'll pick up hot babes", whereas the reality is you're turning into an impotent drunk?


rcdailey
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Yeah, and those are real commercials, too.


StuartMW
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reply to dave
said by dave:

If you simply assume that all advertising is lying, you won't need to worry about specific cases.

While "lying" is a bit strong I agree. I simply don't pay much attention to ads except maybe the funny/entertaining ones.

I've always found it amusing that people trust the opinion of store salesman. In my experience most have next to no idea about the products they're selling.

The point of most advertising is to implant the brand/product/service name in the mind of potential consumers so that they'll purchase it at some later time.

I'm sure almost everyone here remembers the names "GoToMyPC" and "MyCleanPC" even though we wouldn't actually buy them. In that sense the advertisements have accomplished their mission.
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I see this kind of advertisement played sometimes on Discovery Channel. One time I saw it while I was watching Mythbusters and I zipped right past it with the DVR.

dave
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Then there's "LogMein", which I assume to be some sort of dish made with Chinese noodles and wood.


elios

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said by dave:

Then there's "LogMein", which I assume to be some sort of dish made with Chinese noodles and wood.

LogMeIn is a legit remote log in software for people that dont want or dont know how to set up a secure remote log in for there home / work PC
they own Hamachi now too

dave
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Yes, I know. I was just making fun of their stupid name. People ought to take more care about smushing words together without punctuation.


David
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reply to elios
said by elios:

said by dave:

Then there's "LogMein", which I assume to be some sort of dish made with Chinese noodles and wood.

LogMeIn is a legit remote log in software for people that dont want or dont know how to set up a secure remote log in for there home / work PC
they own Hamachi now too

I use the hamachi service for the machines I maintain.
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