Pareto Logic Complaint - A clever fake - Driver Cure and several other utilities
ALABAMA -- Scams and cons have always interested me and this is an especially good one and as nasty as they come.
This outfit claims to operate out of British Columbia. Check out their web page and you'll find a very neat and professional web page with lots of stock photos of nicely dressed white people interacting with their computers. You'll also find what appears to be lots of tech support accesible online.
Their software Driver Cure turned up on my laptop a month ago. It was a free trial version and immediately started harassing me and interupting my work. So I went to My Programs to track it down and uninstall it. Turns out it was hidden from My Programs, so then I searched for it and finally found it on Windows Explorer, but no uninstaller. Then I went to their website and they said to uninstall all I needed to do was go to Control Panel and find it in add/remove programs. Needless to say it didn't show up there either. After a couple of hours, I finally found how to delete their program and it was very simple. Give them $40 to upgrade to the full version which comes with an uninstaller -- so they say. So their uninstalling fee is 40 bucks. I'll reinstall Windows before I send my 40 bucks to these lowlifes. Hell of a deal, huh? And to add insult to injury Driver Cure gets terrible reviews.
It never ceases to amaze what people will do to their fellow humans for a few bucks.