It seems to me…
Every few weeks I will encounter a series of problems with my computer. It usually happens right after I have spent some time viewing or searching websites. For example, when I do research for media information, looking for a recently posted article, or TV advertisement or sound bite, I have to visit many sites before I find the right one.
Within a day or so, my computer will start slowing down, and freezing up. I then notice a series of warnings start appearing, telling me I need to do this or do that to make things work right again.
This is nothing more than an extortion racket. Plant a cookie, cause chaos, then offer to ‘fix’ the problem for a small ‘fee,’ usually consisting of a subscription to a security package that automatically renews itself annually.
Sounds like something the Mafia would do. Hmmm? Is that what this is all about, a modern day protection racket, minus the henchman?
If I thought it was legitimate, I might sign up. Oh, guess what, I have! Did it really protect me from this kind of criminal activity?
For a few weeks or so. Then, the problem starts all over again.
The definition of Déjà vu.