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DrStrange
Technically feasible
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join:2001-07-23
West Hartford, CT
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reply to antdude

Re: Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3 a.m...

I think it's time the FTC and FBI looked into these scams. The reason it hasn't happened yet is that many of those in charge of the would-be investigations know little more about adware and malware than the end-users who get fleeced. If more IT people would contact them about this [the 'them' to whom I refer comprise the FBI and FTC, the media who advertise this junk, and anyone else in a position to help], then something might be done.

Anyone want to start one of those online petitions? They seem to be the way to get more eyes on a problem these days.


Oleg
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join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
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I agree with you %100 on that. I am surprised that the fads has not done anything to stop it.

RTfM2010

join:2010-07-07
Won't be stopped until the tax revenue it generates dries up. If and when these and other bogus operators get fined, who collects? The "victims"? Nope. They'd be lucky if they were reimbursed a token amount. There's revenue in them thar shills!

Mele20
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join:2001-06-05
Hilo, HI
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reply to Oleg
said by Oleg:

I am surprised that the fads has not done anything to stop it.

So, our government is now the "fads"?

That is actually rather apt.
--
When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson


Oleg
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Birmingham, AL
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LOL. I mean Feds