From: Dismal Seepage Indiana
This past weekend while Google searching for some downloadable programs for my computer, I hit on a site called "System Tools", and as soon as I went there, my Avast virus detector started going nuts!..It said I was being intruded by a TROJAN and Avast asked if I wanted to kill it or send it to the chest(which it reccomended)..I did try to send it to the chect but for another 2 minutes my cpu continued to whirm and hum of its' own accord, and the screen then filled with a new and different screen, which purported to be a "free scan" of my system.....
The results? All of a sudden, it reported I had acquired at least one trojan and several worms, viruses, etc, which for "just" $69.99 SYSTEM TOOLS would be glad to get rid of for me..
System Tools then asked for all my personal data, credit card info, etc..
I'm not new to computers, but in maybe 13 years on the 'net, this was my first experience with a really serious problem of this nature..
I tried to resolve this issue on my own, to no avail.
I am convinced this particular worm was put together by professionals, driven by cash, (not kids out for a lark.)
Rather than pay Best Buys $199 to get rid of the problem,(with no guarantees mind you), I have chosen to get a new 'puter, very much like the one I have enjoyed the last 2 years..
I am reporting this firm to every agency worthy of having an ear (and a sword), and just wanted to warn my friends here of that firm and its' practices..
I will not be using that 'puter anymore, lest I might risk my friends......