WinAntiVirus Complaint - Beware of Malware! - WinAntiVirus Pro 2006

Review by kraven on 2006-10-17
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- I am a computer rookie. Although I have been online for years, I have only a running knowledge of what it takes for a computer to run properly. After getting hit with a rather nasty virus, I fell for a "pop-up". It claimed my computer had been infected and that it's program could eradicate said virus. In a moment of sheer desperation, I purchased the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006. I have regretted it to this day.

Once I had trouble downloading their program, I began to investigate (something I should have done and now recommend before making any internet purchase). Numerous websites have issued warnings about this product and the effect it can have on your computer. From disabling your firewall to running errant programs slowing down your operating speed, WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 is nothing more than a scam. It is NOT affiliated with Microsoft Windows in any way, shape or form.

Numerous attempts were made to have my monies refunded. Returned e-mails and form letters were all I got in the way of a response. I turned towards my bank and they opened their own investigation which resulted in me receiving my money back. WinAntiVirus has hired a collection agency to recoup their initial charge. The collection agency is located in Ohio. WinAntiVirus has a mailing address out of the Ukraine. Their website is registered in Canada.

I am still in the process of fighting with the collection agency. All four reporting credit agencies have been notified. Do yourself a favor and research your downloads before proceeding. It can save you hours of frustration and your computer.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-09-26
Posted by spiderman47 on 2006-11-22:
you also may want to define all viruses, I can't go into
large details because it would take a huge amount of space
typing in all of them, but there viruses come in different forms & where they hide in your computer is a mystery from
the time you turn your computer on until you shut it down
they are mostly codes that are executed on command,
whether it's a floppy disk, software, hardware, e-mail,
internet ,etc,etc,etc, you get the picture.
Posted by beatnikjd on 2007-09-26:
Winantivirus is a malicious program. There is a lawsuit pending and I hope these guys lose everything they have and are impoverished for life! I was infected with this through no fault of my own. A popup appeared on my screen and I clicked X to get rid of it not knowing that no matter what you do the program will install itself without your consent or knowledge. I found out too late that the only thing to do when a winantivirus popup appears is to disconnect from the internet immediately. This is the only action that will prevent the program from infecting your pc. Why people do things like this is a total mystery to me. Things like this ruin the internet for everyone. I would tell the collection agency to go to hell and sign on to the lawsuit.

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