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Old 07-29-2019, 08:52 AM   #1
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Beware this advert for Xtra-PC - Scam


Warn your friends and family about this scam:
[URL="https://thiswentviral.net/make-your-computer-like-new/[/URL]
How many people get sucked in by this?

It's a scam because you're paying for something that's free to download.
 
Old 07-29-2019, 08:58 AM   #2
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a site like this viral dot net should be blacklisted.
There are sevices, like pihole.net which can automatically handle these kind of sites (although actually I don't know if pihole blocks this site).
 
Old 07-29-2019, 09:07 AM   #3
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a site like this viral dot net should be blacklisted.
There are services, like pihole.net which can automatically handle these kind of sites (although actually I don't know if pihole blocks this site).
Yep would be good to block or report sites like this
 
Old 07-29-2019, 10:02 AM   #4
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I don't see why it's a scam. If this usb drive has something like Puppy on it, it certainly would boot a lot faster than any recent form of Windows. I can well imagine that someone who had never seen Linux boot would be impressed.

So you have to pay for it? There are a lot of Linux installation discs and drives that people pay for to receive through the post. They are basically paying for convenience. To get Linux for free, you usually have to download an installation image from a website and put it on a disc. Most people in this forum have no problem with that, but not everyone is computer-literate. One reason why a lot of people stick with Windows is that their computer comes with it installed and they don't know how to install anything else. This live Linux stick would solve their problem and I don't think 28 is an unreasonable amount of money for that.
 
Old 07-29-2019, 10:08 AM   #5
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LOL - I wish I could sit down properly to laugh (seriously)!

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Originally Posted by From the link in OP
The first tester said, “I don’t want to wait until this is available in stores! If I can buy this now, I will save money, even if I pay five times as much as it is going to be sold in stores for!”
First "tester" = idiot (if that "tester" is even real of course).

Funnily enough, I just downloaded OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 today/yesterday, and I'm impressed if the live system of it is anything to go by! And no, I didn't wait until it "hit the stores" either - didn't even use my own Internet connection to download it either... good old public libraries! Paid zero $$$ baby!

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Old 07-29-2019, 10:13 AM   #6
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