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    Exclamation Red Alert - Warning!!

    Please Be Advised:

    There are ads on TV for things to diagnose & fix computer woes. They spew a plethora of rubbish, say they will cure everything under the sun, all the many problems & infections everyone must, already, have (whether they know it or not), that they will speed up your slow, freezing machine, make it run perfectly (again) clean it 100% and even, make your internet connection faster.

    There are, @ least, 3 of them... things such as "Finallyfast.com"... wish I could remember the others... FixMyPC or something. Anyway...

    DO NOT GET SUCKED IN BY THESE THINGS!!

    Do not buy into their rhetoric.
    It is misleading, in many ways, falsehoods & plays on na´ve, innocent Folks w/ scare tactics & intimidation & a promise of a silver bullet.

    Stay the away from them, like the plague!!

    Do not try them, touch them, contact them or buy anything from them!!


    Take this from an IT Pro; these ads should not be allowed on air... they should not be able to pass ethics under the FCC or CRTC.

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    Drew
    Last edited by Just Plain Fred; 2012-03-26 at 07:31. Reason: Language

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    No worries, I don't get Canadian TV.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Bulova and Gibbs' SR have a lot to answer for.

    Vance Packard's 1957 book "The Hidden Persuaders" should be a must read before anyone's allowed to watch TV - or comment on TV adverts.

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    Some of us quit TV a few years ago, so we're exempt from this sort of thing.
    Although I would'nt mind finding out when "Falling Skies" is going to resume, so I could download the new season.

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    CLiNT

    Have a look here

    http://next-episode.net/falling-skies

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    Thanks Browni for the link.
    I'm curious as to what happens to what's his face who's taken by the aliens. I hope they havn't changed the writers
    like they did with "The Walking Dead".

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    I've not watched either series so hopefully you will have a satisfactory outcome

    This thread has went way off track

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    'RR',

    The TV ads mentioned in the OP are on US TV (Channels) not, Canadian.

    Drew

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    It seems an interesting irony that Drew is using scare tactics to warn against scare tactics...!
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    Mine are more Community Service/Awareness tactics than anything. Ironically, seems the service is working cus created awareness

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    The ads in question do play on the people that have no concept of what security really is on their PC's. This is a very large group of people. That's why these individuals are successful. The economy of numbers. If enough people see this junk, enough people will believe it and jump in feet first and keep the individuals in business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    Please Be Advised:

    There are ads on TV for things to diagnose & fix computer woes. They spew a plethora of rubbish, say they will cure everything under the sun, all the many problems & infections everyone must, already, have (whether they know it or not), that they will speed up your slow, freezing machine, make it run perfectly (again) clean it 100% and even, make your internet connection faster.

    There are, @ least, 3 of them... things such as "Finallyfast.com"... wish I could remember the others... FixMyPC or something. Anyway...

    DO NOT GET SUCKED IN BY THESE THINGS!!

    Do not buy into their rhetoric.
    It is misleading, in many ways, falsehoods & plays on na´ve, innocent Folks w/ scare tactics & intimidation & a promise of a silver bullet.

    Stay the away from them, like the plague!!

    Do not try them, touch them, contact them or buy anything from them!!


    Take this from an IT Pro; these ads should not be allowed on air... they should not be able to pass ethics under the FCC or CRTC.

    Regards,
    Drew
    Are you talking about all the "Political" adds of late?
    At any rate they have the same rhetoric and bloat.
    Buyer (Voter) BEWARE!
    Do you "Believe"? Do you vote? Please Read:
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Are you talking about all the "Political" adds of late?
    At any rate they have the same rhetoric and bloat.
    Buyer (Voter) BEWARE!
    1st time in 45 yrs I did not do the primary thing because of the last 6 months of political bashing back and forth I decided screw it I'm out of it.

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