WinFixer 2005 claims C|net gave it a ''Top 5 Best Ranked''
by jkirk1626 - 8/20/05 11:06 AM
Here's the link where WinFixer2005 makes the claim:
C|net would do well to revoke this horrible endorsement of an outrageously scruple-less spyware interest, or challenge WinFixer2005 for trademark violation -- a serious offense with costly penalties.
Here's how I got this maddening junk on my computer. I was on hold for Norton, trying to straighten out a subscription issue. The message in the phone queue directed me to a website to get a priority number that would expedite hold times.
WinFixer2005 hijacks the link or deliberately makes a link extremely similar to Norton's URL. WinFixer2005 installs itself on your computer as soon as you load its page -- completely without permission, and right over Norton Personal Firewall 2005. Norton Personal Firewall 2005 did absolutely nothing to prevent WinFixer2005. Seems Norton Personal Firewall 2005's great strength is challenging every benign app and letting malicious ones through.
Norton said it would charge me $60 to help me remove this spyware that I only got because I followed Norton's directions. Norton's free website with removal directions didn't list WinFixer2005 in its search.
I'm cancelling my Norton subscriptions and never using Norton again. Norton ought to stay on top of the links they provide to their customers and be supportive of customers who suffer as a result of following Norton's instructions.