Perhaps you’ve seen the commercials on TV for “MyCleanPC.com”, “Double My Speed”, or a similar product, with glowing “testimonials” about how it restored their PC to better than original state. Don’t believe any of the claims for one second. Almost all these “free trial” products use a known malware program called “CyberDefender“. These scam artists have all kinds of variations, a product named AntiVirus 2010, is just one of the newest.
If you get “infected” with any of these rouge programs, try downloading , VIPRE (a legit company). I use Vipre on all my Windows PC’s and laptops, and have been virus and malware free for over 3 years now. Vipre will even let you try the fully functioning version for 30 days, which is plenty of time for you to get your system clean. Vipre is a “lean and mean” antivirus product, unlike Norton, Trend Micro, or McAfee products which really slow your computer down. I also like the fact that I can purchase an unlimited Home site license for only $50 a year. That’s perfect for my situation, as we have 4 computers running Windows 7.