WinAntiVirus Complaint - Beware of Malware! - WinAntiVirus Pro 2006
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.