Free Scan or Free Scam?

  Pesala 16:57 27 Jul 2004

I thought it rather ironic that I received the following unsolicited email today. Maybe some would be taken in by it, so I thought it worth posting.

Try Spybot S&D 1.2 (3,577 K) or Ad-aware (1,504 K) click here if you want a free scan. Maybe this one is as even better, but would you want to try it?


Have you noticed your computer running slower than ever?

The reason for that may have to do with online advertisers adding SpyWare or AdWare to your computer without your knowledge. "Spyware" is a common term for files that are installed on your system without your knowledge that allow companies to monitor your Internet activity. "AdWare" is software that will show you popup ads over and over. What they don't tell you, however, is how these files can be extremely dangerous to your PC and could cause major problems with your PC.

We are offering every computer owner, including yourself, the opportunity to scan your computer to see how many "SpyWare" infections your PC has free of charge.

To scan your computer for free, click here (link removed)

Our goal is to put an end to shady online advertising so that Internet users can enjoy the World Wide Web
without having their privacy intruded upon. (>_ )

We urge you to run the free scan!

We hope you enjoyed receiving this email, but if you no longer wish to receive our emails please respond here: (link removed)

To Remove by Mail • Removal Department • PO Box 9 •
Irvine Ca 92650


  end 17:09 27 Jul 2004

ok..I know I am thick, and am accessing this at work, so IT can deal with anything that gets on here.....I pressed the click her which took me to a seemingly genuine site by lavasoft (I think), for the not sure yet what you are refering to as the "con".....I am sure you will delight in enlightening me., and others who read this.....

if I am "missing the point" ......(probably!!!)...

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