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clewlessnewbie
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject: iYogi? any malware/spyware? Reply with quote

Hello everyone, does anybody have any knowledge of this iyogi.com?
a friend of mine used this service, they took remote control of the computer & made a bunch of changes & installed a "support dock"? would anybody know if this service uses any malware/spyware?
From what I've learned so far, this company is from India and uses some less than honorable marketing tactics, scaring the consumer into think their computer has a bunch of viruses & stuff after they take control. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not aware of them installing any malware as such, but from what I've read their business practices are certainly questionable.

Personally I wouldn't be happy allowing anyone from the Indian subcontinent to have remote access to any machine of mine, since the checks and safeguards for the security of your data in that part of the world often fall short of the standards that we expect over here in the west.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gary R, thanks for your input. I totally agree.
Scareware & Crapware come to mind when I see some of the posts on the web.
For some casual reading on their tactics, scroll down in the comments here-> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2325453,00.asp#disqus-start

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clewlessnewbie wrote:
For some casual reading on their tactics, scroll down in the comments here-> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2325453,00.asp#disqus-start


Yes, it's about the level of support I'd expect from them, not totally incompetent, but a long way from acceptable.

I certainly wouldn't recommend their services to anyone.
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