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ok i'm spooked now - is this real or really dumb?


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#1 defanged

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:13 PM

I generally have a pretty strict no downloading from websites I've never heard of rule, but 3 or 4 of my more tech-savvy friends have recommended downloading the software touted on this site: http://www.foolishit.com/d7/....

 

I am more than a little ashamed to admit that, after visiting the site, I found myself leaning towards the "aw, it looks ok" camp. But then I remembered: 1) hey idiot, how many times do you need to make this particular mistake??, followed closely by 2) it hasn't even been 2 full months since you got your latest PC up and running... Not only do you not need anything this software is promising, but your machine is still completely pristine. What's with the apparent deathwish?

 

Problem is, I'm more than aware that I'm less knowledgeable re: everything computers than any of the people recommending this software; I (most often, with very good reason) don't trust my own judgment. IOW, I need someone to tell me if ignoring the few (non-cyber) people I rely on to tell me the best way to do stuff is even dumber than downloading questionable software from the internet. (I'm not proud of this post.)

 

I'd rather look like a jackass to complete strangers than trash my computer.

 

Any help would be appreciated (even if it reinforces my suspicion that I'm a giant moron)...


Edited by defanged, 04 April 2014 - 09:14 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:52 PM

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:01 AM

Are you referring to: d7 Free - Computer Technician - PC Repair Software -Foolish IT LLC?
It's a legitimate program and you would be downloading "d7 Free" from a safe site.  But from what you've said, the software wouldn't be of any use to you, so there is no reason to download it.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:44 AM

Are you referring to: d7 Free - Computer Technician - PC Repair Software -Foolish IT LLC?
It's a legitimate program and you would be downloading "d7 Free" from a safe site.  But from what you've said, the software wouldn't be of any use to you, so there is no reason to download it.

awesome. appreciate it. i think i've gotten paranoid reading about all the detrimental crap out there, waiting to trick users into downloading, installing, and self destructing.



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