Anyone else going to that link, please scroll down to read comments!
With all these deceptive marketing practices, it's no wonder a lot of people can't tell the good guys from the bad guys.
To top it off, some once respectable companys have actually "Partnered" or done business with these crooks.
Yahoo: This page showed the Actual "Knowledge Partner" iYogi addy sometime in the past:
"Knowledge Partner is a PURCHASED designation and has nothing to do with how helpful, or honest a business is.
Do not use these sources."
Netgear: I'm not sure if they are still using iYogi support. But I found some reference to it in various places, here's one:
Google: In the fact about ad positioning that most likely fools the consumer into thinking they are getting the manufacturer's tech support
Daniel W Offline
Junior Member: "iYogi takes advantage of Google ad positioning to make sure they are the first phone number you see whenever you Google search for a tech support number for any company. Their services are legit BUT their tactics aren't always the most upfront. The negative reviews often come from customers finding out their company offers free tech support but they got tricked into paying iYogi because they thought they were talking to tech support for their manufacturer."
I think these few examples are just the tip of the iceburg. Their incredulous self promotions to sucker people into thinking they are legit tech support, then steal their money AND muck up their computers at the same time is criminal, in my opinion. It is clear that they have really done a huge misleading ad campagne
to sucker as many people in as they can. I have found numerous web domain names linked to iYogi, and I'm sure there are more I didn't come accross:
" Reverse Whois: "iYogi" owns about10 other domains "
In part from this person's answer (3 years ago):
? answered: "iYogi is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, and has over 200,000 subscribers and over half a million resolutions because we take customer feedback as the first source of innovation."
I apoligize for the length of this post, however, I hope others reading it will get a heads-up on these scumbags and NOT let these a__holes touch their's or anyone they know computer.
End of rant.
Now, back to my friend's computer. As of my last e-mail with her, she says that her computer is working OK at this time.
However, if she needed help getting rid of it, does anyone have any advice or procedure to safely uninstall it?
Have already advised her to not save any personal identification and/or financial information on her computer and to backup all her documents to other media.
Any response or advice to this post is greatly appreciated. Thank You for your time and support.