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by dixon murrah / February 23, 2012 9:38 AM PST

Be careful -- they tried to sell me a service for $350 done online and at the same time told me my computer problems that couldn't be fixed by software. When we concluded, my computer would not even boot up. I feel they are a total scam and am surprised that CNET lets them advertise on their site.

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Hi Dixon...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / February 27, 2012 1:34 AM PST
In reply to: SpeedyPC

Do happen to remember where you saw this ad? Was it on Download.com?

I just need some clarification.

When you went to the page, you had accidentally clicked on a CNET advertisement that caused you this issue?

The ad was specifically for "SpeedyPC"?

Can give the specific link that you saw this ad?

Once I get some detail from you, I will take it up with the ad team and notify the appropriate party about this.

Thank you for your help!
-Lee

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by dixon murrah / February 27, 2012 9:29 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Dixon...

I cannot give you the specific link but it shouldn't be too difficult for you guys to figure out since it was on your site and you collected a fee for the ad. .

Thanks so much for your response and interest in this matter. It cost me $114.00 to get my laptop back operating. That doesn't count the time and effort involved in restoring my data and programs.

Thanks again.

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Dixon...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / February 29, 2012 1:44 AM PST
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It's not that simple as we have hundreds of ads and different ones, and hundreds of CNET pages. The "SpeedyPC" will be difficult to track down.

Without much details, it is difficult to investigate.

Was this a banner ad (wide ad with graphics)? Or was it a text link?
Was it on CNET Download.com? Or somewhere else on our site?

To give you an idea take a look at this search results page when I entered Speedy PC:

http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=speedy+PC&platformSelect=Windows&platformSelect=Mobile&platformSelect=Webware&tag=srch&searchtype=downloads&filterName=platform%3DWindows%2CMobile%2CWebware&filter=platform%3DWindows%2CMobile%2CWebware

Would it be any of these ads--please look at the text links with anyone of them referring to:

"SpeedyPC Exposed?"

"Speed Your PC"

was it one of those?

Please any help would be appreciated.

-Lee

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by dixon murrah / March 6, 2012 12:13 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Dixon...

The ad and transaction took place on Feb. 14.

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unfortunately Dixon we do not track transaction that...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / March 6, 2012 3:20 AM PST
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happen outside of our site. These are just ads from Google...

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by dixon murrah / March 6, 2012 12:17 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Dixon...

Also I believe the ad was entitled something like "Speed your PC"

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by dixon murrah / March 6, 2012 6:37 AM PST
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Have you checked for ads by the basic company, SafeCart?????

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Dixon...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / March 6, 2012 9:23 AM PST
In reply to: speedyPC

"SafeCart" is that the companies name?

Can you provide links or anything specific to your claim? Without specific details, it a long shot that our ad team can track down who specifically it is that they need to remove.

Sorry it's frustrating for you.

Best regards,
-Lee

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by dixon murrah / March 6, 2012 9:28 AM PST
In reply to: Dixon...

yes Safe Cart is the company name

I have given you all kinds of details. What else are you looking for?

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So this is where the ad lead you?
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / March 7, 2012 8:30 AM PST
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by dixon murrah / March 11, 2012 12:10 PM PDT

It took me to the speedypc site, clicked the dowload button and etc

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