"Scam advertised on mainstream news sites, fake story to advertise questionable software."
Nope. Uninstall, scan for malware, hope you don't have to wipe and reinstall from scratch.
I'm pretty new to computers and mine (bought second hand) isn't running so great. I saw an ad for a tool called Speed Fix Tool that is supposed to "fix" my computer back to when it was new. Here is the link I copied from the top of the page (address ?)
My question...is this a scam? Will it hurt my computer more so than it is now? I use a Dell Inspiron 1720 with Windows Vista laptop.