June 24, 2010
You may have heard or seen the commercials for products that claim that if your computer is slow, has errors, or generates a Blue Screen, even on a new Mac (haha wrong OS there buddy. That’s a dead giveaway), then you have a virus or other negative software present on your computer. They then claim that their software (after paying for it) can speed up your PC, even “double or triple my speed.”
I would like to say that this is most likely a scam, false, or a trick. Any one of those symptoms may be the signs of a virus, but it could be something far more simple. There are many free solutions to this software, and they don’t nag you (not as much) if you don’t have the top-of-the-line software from them. In any case, you should consult with a computer specialist, and not rely on a commercial to tell you how to fix your computer. It would probably be cheaper, easier, and more thorough than the software advertised on TV with the commercials that are meant to scare you into submission.