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KeithF
09 Jan 2018

I looked up the company on the Company House website. Interesting facts: It has three officers - two of which are ltd companies rather than people (and their trading addresses were both identical to SS Protect Ltd. A further point was that there was a "charge" (=owns the building/land another company is occupying) from another company (which, you probably guessed also had the same trading address).

I'm not a lawyer but I find this *very* disturbing.

Thanks for all your articles in the past - many (OK, most) of which I've found very useful and educational...

Happy New Year

Posted by:

Mark H.
09 Jan 2018

There was a recent article on Dave's Computer Tips about Scanguard by Jim Hillier that mentioned TotalAV. He also is not impressed with this outfit.

Good enough for me when reviews are 2 for 2 against.

Posted by:

sculler
09 Jan 2018

Thanks for keeping us alert, Bob.

Posted by:

clyde
09 Jan 2018

I use PC Matic have for years never have had a problem

Clyde

Posted by:

Maurice
09 Jan 2018

Hi! and HNT to you. I also installed that crap and remove it right after its first scan, I simply didn't like it: thay wanted me to pay them for virussus I didn't have after checking with my real virus protection programs. That was it. Reading your article prove me right. Thganks again.

Posted by:

Paul
09 Jan 2018

Both TotalAV.com and Top10BestAntivirus.com used enom.com as the registrar. Suspicious.

Posted by:

Dr. Sheldon Cooper
09 Jan 2018

I learned of this scam via Online Threat Alerts:
https://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/article/2017/2/14/do-not-buy-totalav-it-is-a-fake-antivirus-software/

Posted by:

Darcetha Manning
09 Jan 2018

Thanks Bob for this valuable information. You're doing a great job, keeping the public informed, about online threats.

Posted by:

HisSon
09 Jan 2018

Thanks for the heads up Bob and thanks to all for your informative comments. I like to think I am very cautious about this type of thing but it never hurts to be reminded about the scammers.

Posted by:

Jay R
09 Jan 2018

Bob-5
TAV-0

You are deeply appreciated.

Posted by:

captainfepa
09 Jan 2018

I concur, except with your blanket assertion that you do not trust 'any' of the 'Top 10' sites. TopTenReviews is owned by Purch Group (formerly TechMediaNetworks), which also operates Tom's Hardware and AnandTech and related sites. While I know nothing really about Top10Reviews, I doubt that this publisher runs outright scams.

Posted by:

Maurice
10 Jan 2018

Salutations!Again. I've just check my mailbox and apparently, they have good news for me...And they keep reminding me that my PC is at risk...From whom? From them I presume...

Posted by:

Wolf
10 Jan 2018

Thank you, Bob, for this valuable information! I realize how important ti is to always check sources, and this newsletter makes it easier to obtain the facts - and truth!

Posted by:

Nezzar
10 Jan 2018

Bob,
I agree with Jay R. You are deeply appreciated.
Thanks so much for the heads up.

Posted by:

Geo
10 Jan 2018

Thanks for the "heads up" Bob. Love the news letter, and, yes, I AM 146% smarter ...'cause I'm
146% smarter !

Posted by:

TimboW
10 Jan 2018

Tell ya what, I just use Kaspersky Internet Security and forget about any of it. No problems whatsoever, and I go to places on both nets that the Mossad trembles about.

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
10 Jan 2018

Bob, thanks for investigating this phony AV/Malware company, including all of their supposed products. I have always known that I could trust your word and insights on what you write about.

Now, there have been a couple of comments that have perplexed me. This article is not really about having a good AV/Malware program - It's about the warning of a scam, in regards to a phony AV/Malware program.

Your article today is more than just warning your regular readers, who usually follow your suggestions. I have always had a good, solid AV/Malware program, on my PC - However, I do worry about my family and friends, who are not that computer savvy. These are the kind of people who fall for these scamming schemes and pay the money when asked for it. The money usually asked for is not just dimes and nickles, either!

To me, when you are more knowledgeable than your friends and family, I believe it is up to you to help to protect them and make life easier - Especially, with computers. So, I will pass this info along to all those I know and the smart ones will pass this info to others, as well.

I know that I just changed AV/Malware programs, since my last one was taking up to many resources. I also, check on a couple of Top Ten websites, however, I knew which ones to check on. I saw AV/Malware programs that I knew, expected to see and saw what I was looking for. Bottom line though - I could have just as easily been taken in, too.

Again Bob - Thank you for caring to share this with your readers. I have shared many, many of your articles and tips, over the years and always highly praise you.

Posted by:

SharonH
10 Jan 2018

Again, many thanks to Bob for the great information he provides. He's always on the lookout for the bad guys.

It's a shame that the Internet has brought out the worst in people. All for the almighty dollar, or whatever currency is involved. And things are getting worse, not better.

Posted by:

Lawrence Foltzer
10 Jan 2018

I've been a PCMATIC customer for about 2 years. I'd probably remember exactly had I the need to know, but with them (Rob and crew) there is no need to worry about the security of my system. IT JUST WORKS, SO SO DO I!
Nevertheless, I do scan your alerts Bob and appreciate the extra layer of protection you provide. God's work!
Keep it up.

Posted by:

Sam
10 Jan 2018

I came across Sophos Virus Removal Tool. Its free. Anyone using/used it? Would appreciate your comments.

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