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Comment by Patricia Re on [PHONE SCAMS] Who is Most Gullible? (June 25, 2019 11:46 PM)
Another scam is Visa 'gift cards'. Got one for $25.00 when I redeemed it the first thing they did was deduct $7.95 for monthly charge. Apparently this...
Comment by Kacm on Can You Spot A Fake Product Review? (June 25, 2019 10:35 PM)
I too hoped to hone my detecting skills! I just spent much of today trying to research kitchen faucets w/motion sensors. Scrolling thru many reviews o...
Comment by Nezzar on [PHONE SCAMS] Who is Most Gullible? (June 25, 2019 10:33 PM)
Thanks, Bob, for a very informative article. I have had more trouble with the tech spoofs than anything else. They almost fooled me the first time,...
Comment by Rick on [PHONE SCAMS] Who is Most Gullible? (June 25, 2019 10:19 PM)
I have Hiya (paid version), Verizon’s Call Filter, and RoboKiller (paid version & this is my favorite). I even recorded my own RoboKiller answer-bo...
Comment by Robert A. on [PHONE SCAMS] Who is Most Gullible? (June 25, 2019 10:17 PM)
Back near the beginning of this year, I bought a new Panasonic cordless phone system, with a main, cordless console and four cordless extensions, One ...
Comment by jim on [PHONE SCAMS] Who is Most Gullible? (June 25, 2019 10:13 PM)
Any number that I don't recognise or that says 'unknown caller'is summarily blocked. Period. ...
Comment by Kevin on [PHONE SCAMS] Who is Most Gullible? (June 25, 2019 08:31 PM)
I have been using NOMOROBO for a couple of years on my VOIP. Works pretty good, but still have to check the caller ID for numbers that do get through,...
Comment by Larry on [PHONE SCAMS] Who is Most Gullible? (June 25, 2019 08:30 PM)
I never answer a call that does not provide full caller ID that I recognize. Thats' the great advantage of voice mail. If it is legitimate, they will ...
Comment by Lucy on [PHONE SCAMS] Who is Most Gullible? (June 25, 2019 08:12 PM)
Bob has recommended "nomorobo" in the past and we are signed up for it. It is free for VOIP numbers and $1.99 for smart phones. You always wait for a...
Comment by Laurie on [PHONE SCAMS] Who is Most Gullible? (June 25, 2019 07:53 PM)
@Ken How sad that you choose to denigrate an entire group of people. Signed: A Boomer. At this point, I rarely answer the phone unless I believe I...

Spyware Articles

 

Geekly Update - 19 February 2014

What would you do if your laptop or smartphone suddenly became 1000 times faster? Why are neighborhood dogs protesting a new technology that improves Internet security? And why are robots generating 60 percent of all Web traffic? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Fake Anti-Spyware Programs

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Best Spyware Protection

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There are so many malware scanners to choose from, when trying to protect against adware, spyware and other online threats. Which one(s) do you recommend?

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Removing Winfixer Popups

I've been getting those very annoying Winfixer popups. My popup blocker is set to High. I have Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy and even Microsoft AntiSpyware. But no matter what I try they keep coming back. I’ve searched for help on removing Winfixer, but all the info I found is too technical for me. Can you help?

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