StopSign Ripoff? What can I do? glasslass Utah, USA.
I recently purchase what I thought would
be a very good spyware protector. The program is called StopSign.
All it did was put more spyware into my computer and it is running slower
than ever now. I have tried to remove all the files, but there are some
that are write-protected which one is a scanner and keeps putting back
eacceleration files that keeps sending out information. It is a never ending
battle so beware of this program. It is no good and a rip off!!!
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out this link on C/net
and see what others have said about this product. It seems
you are not alone in your StopSign experiences. The internet has
grown so much in the past few years, that there is now information on just
about any topic. Therefore, it is usually possible and always recommended
to research any product (just type the product name into your favorite
search engine) BEFORE purchasing, because even a trial version software
which you later uninstall can still leave unwanted and/or malicious files
on your computer. You did not say which operating system your computer
has. Although XP makes it harder to remove write-protected files,
it can still be done. Windows 2000 is much easier for you to modify
or delete such such files.
you uninstall a program, delete certain files such as playlists, shortcuts,
zip files, move files, usually there are regristry entries which remain.
Usually these are harmless, except that they slow down your computer.
If enough of them accumulate on your hard drive, you may begin to experience
frequent crashes and freeze-ups which render your computer practically
useless. What you need is a good registry cleaning program, and run
it periodically to remove these unnecessary entries. There are several,
but what we consider the best and the one we have used on our computers
for over six years is made by Vcom
at Avanquest and is called Fix-it Utilities or System Suite (the latest
version being version 7). It is also frequently on sale at places
such as Fry's Electronics and available online and at other computer software
stores, but don't let the reasonable price fool you.
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