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stopzilla is a scam pos malware

by alanhefner / August 14, 2011 11:54 PM PDT

i cant believe i fell for it
i was told to get stopzilla at a forum so i went to cnet to see what it
was about and since it was there with good reviews i thought it was
legit. never again. i have trusted cnet for many years and now they put
this scam pos on download.com. it ran a fake scan and used the old "buy
it if you want to get rid of the sixteen malware items it found"
routine. looked fishy and i was not going to buy it so i ran
malwarebytes and avg and no malware was present according to them. i
looked deeper into the reviews and i see this is a scam. bad form cnet, i
trusted you

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LINK PLEASE!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2011 8:08 AM PDT

The forum moderators I know would not offer that title.

Link please!
Bob

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stopzilla scam
by alanhefner / August 15, 2011 9:01 AM PDT
In reply to: LINK PLEASE!

Link to what sir?
the forum i was looking at was not on cnet, stopzilla was recommended to me and so i went to cnet to get feedback and download the program. as i have been getting great software and advise on cnet for many years i trusted that, if it is on cnet/download.com and has good reviews it must be ok. although i got a response to my complaint from stopzilla claiming it is not a scam, if it walks like a duck....if you call a sale a "registration" and claim that once you "register" (buy) then you will get the benefit, is this just a bad sales tactic? looks just like the other scam fake scanners out there. free scan buy our program to get rid of all of this bad stuff or you're screwed. i have been assured that's not the case but it sure walks like a duck. Thank you for the reply

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Be sure to tell that other forum about that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2011 9:07 AM PDT
In reply to: stopzilla scam

But if you want to read what the usual moderators write, ask about Stopzilla in the CNET Spyware forum.

Not one moderator I know will write nice about it.

There is that Download.com site and it runs like most download sites offering whatever is popular, good or bad.
Bob

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by John.Wilkinson / August 15, 2011 12:45 PM PDT
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