Exorcize PC Demons for Free on Halloween

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2007-10-19 Print this article Print

If your PC is possessed, a free day of technical support could cleanse it of evil malware on All Hallows Eve.

Two vendors want to know: "Is your computer possessed? Does it seem like your hard drives haunted?" If so, theyre offering a day of free technical support to cleanse PCs from evil and help users rid themselves of zombies, botnets, viruses and other malware on Halloween.
CyberDefender, an Internet security company that uses a client-to-client distributed network to scare off spyware, viruses, phishing and dangerous spam, and tech support provider Quatrro will be offering remote scans and remote repairs to any home or office user who calls (877) 377-3765 on Oct. 31.
Storm botnet kits loom. Click here to read more. According to a release, the free goodies will include anything from repairing malware damage, speeding up system performance or even making sure that competitors security solutions are working. Generally, CyberDefender says, tech support calls cost between $50 to $100. The giveaway is to promote a new offering, Premium Tech Support 24/7/365. CyberDefender recently released Complete and Ultimate security suites that already include free phone and remote support for one year, on top of support for competitors security solutions. CyberDefenders support program is powered by Quatrro. Check out eWEEK.coms Security Center for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at eWEEKs Security Watch blog.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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