Web Technologies Informative - Computer Infections - Anti-Virus Software

Review by Oldscorer on 2008-06-25
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND -- While giving permission to download Active-X controls to my computer, I was kicked off the web.

When I logged back on, nothing I clicked or typed into my address would work. It kept telling me I had Trojans, Spyware, Malware and Adware in my
computer but for $35.00 I could go to their site and download software to rid my computer of these new infections. I went into Windows explorer to find these new files and tryed to delete them. Web Technologies was the offender and set up the viruses so they could not be deleted. Everything on my computer was frozen, even Solitaire. After spending hours trying to get to the Symantec website for help, I finally got through and for $100.00 they were able to remote delete the everything Web Technologies had dumped into my computer.

BTW: There are 2 website Web Tech uses: warningurls dot com and wav2008 dot com.

Does this company really think that ANYONE would want to do business with a company that loaded infections into their computer and then want blackmail money? If consumers know who the culprit is, why can't something be done to stop these people. I have nothing against Symantec for charging me; as far as I'm concerned, it was worth every penny to get my computer back and functioning normally, but why is someone allowed to infect a computer and why are they allowed to profit from it? On the Anti-Virus 2008 website, you are allowed to contact them. I did and told them exactly what I thought of the way they do business. To no surprise, a reply has not been forthcoming
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-06-25
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-25:
Why would you allow the download of Active-X controls? This is the very reason you get asked before an install is allowed. Unless you have a very specific reason for installing, and know ahead of time what you are installing, your answer should always be a resounding NO. You can set your internet security options to never allow Active-X controls... not a bad idea.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-25:
I am amazed...letting a remote site upload Active-X controls is like leaving your keys in the car in a bad neighborhood. Not an expert on this, but it sounds like you downloaded a version of Smitfraud. If you don't have a (shareware) copy of Spy-bot Search & Destroy...get one. It's like having a cop sitting in your unlocked car asking, "Are you SURE you want to leave your keys in here?"
Posted by madconsumer on 2008-06-25:
i allow activeX to run anytime freely. i have never had any issues. it even updates itself freely! still no issues.

sounds like you need to find a better internet suite to take cae of your needs.

without activex, many websites do not display properly.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-25:
Madconsumer, best and correct answer. Active-X controls are for the most part pretty safe now. NEVER downlaod one from a site you do not know real well though. A good anti virus/malware program would have caught the bad Active-X control before it ever got to your hard drive.

You just found a site that sells a fix for a problem they created. Even the fix they are selling probably would have wrecked your PC though. Stick with ligit companies for something as important as virus control.

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