Hundreds of Errors

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

About 4 outfits have written me Pop-ups saying I have between 500 and 700 errors I need to get rid of to maintain or regain the speed of my PC.

I have a 3 yr old Asus with a terabyte of memory.

How do I pick the best, cheapest, most thorough company, or method of doing that?

Thank you very much! — Roscoe

Dear Roscoe,

It sounds like you have been infected with some malware that is trying to sell you bogus software.

As long as you have a good antivirus software, and good anti-mailware software, you should be all set. Just get rid of the unsolicited programs that are bothering you.

My preference for antivirus software is AVG Internet Security, and antimalware software is Malwarebytes Anti Malware. You can find links to both of those programs on my website, www.asktcl.com

One of the best ways to get rid of the pop-ups is to install malwarebytes and run scans until you have gotten rid of all the malware.

Elizabeth

 

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    • Rhino
    • July 23, 2014

    Dear Roscoe, and others who may have the same sort of problems as Roscoe has outlined… ask yourself this question… how would they “know” that you had all these problems, and if they did “know,” why would they use a pop up instead of contacting your direct? Because, let’s face it, if they did know they would also have at least access to what your email address would be.

    The reason of course is, that they don’t know. But they are aware that enough people are gullible enough to fall for this, because they will read it, and then go “oh, my computer has been getting slower and slower,” which by the way is normal for a computer as it gets filled up with more and more data, and miscellaneous junk left over from programmes that have been uninstalled and left behind bits of junk code.

    Remember, that it is ridiculously cheap to send out these bogus notifications, and even if only 1 in 10 million internet users were to respond and fall into the honey trap, then they have a very lucrative business, albeit an illegal one.

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