Windows Secrets readers — prompted by recent articles about Internet scams, Windows updates, and slow-moving computers — offer stories and suggestions of their own.
Regarding scams with proper skepticism
Re: Woody Leonhard’s Mar. 22 story, “New ’419′ scam involves PayPal and Western Union”
I checked two things: the source of the e-mail (IP was in Ghana) and the name in the e-mail, which I searched. That brought up lots of negative hits. I replied to each e-mail that I accepted cash only for the first month’s rent; I never heard back from any of them. —Richard Notari
Reader reverses a Win7 update to get Money back
Re: Susan Bradley’s Mar. 29 story, “It’s springtime for Microsoft Service packs” Patch Watch article
I restored my PC to the pre-updated condition, and the MS Money program works fine again. I’ve sent a message to Microsoft, but thought I’d mention this to you. —Elizabeth Cooksey
Reader suggests a remedy other than brute force
Re: Fred Langa’s April 12 story, “House Call 2012: Fixing a sluggish PC”
Fred Langa describes how he uninstalled an application that did not have a native uninstaller. I’ve had success in these situations using the Revo Uninstaller. — Joshua Foreman
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