Last week somebody accessed my e-mail site and started sending messages of a highly offensive and pornographic nature to my contacts and friends. A call from a friend brought it to my attention and I immediately contacted the site provider, who, I can say was not exactly helpful. However, the people we notified were extremely helpful and gave very good advice and guidance. I have since deleted all contact information from this site, and acted on some of the advice.
Now about a month ago a virus entered the software, and I had to contact someone who knew far more about computers than I do. He had to remove all the software, clean the system then reload it again, 5 hrs in total. He then informed us that ” the security provider and the major software were so busy fighting one another for supremacy that the virus had ‘sneaked in undetected’ by either of them”. These two are supposed to live in a ‘symbiotic relationship’.
This brought back to me a comment I had heard that all major computer manufacturers build their products to last a mere 2 years. Once the warranty is finished so is your computer!
I extended this thinking out one stage further. If they have this ability, then surely the next logical step is to embed software that degrades your machine even faster. I have had more problems in the last couple of months than in all of the last 2 1/4years. There have been error messages in vast numbers, crashes, disc problems, every time I start-up Windows has to recover and repair the discs.
It’s not as if I bought a cheap laptop. I actually bought a top of the range one which is still advertised as the best, so surely if I have experienced these problems many other people are in a similar position, but how do you prove it?
So come on all you experts, here is something to get your teeth into. Prove that somewhere buried deep are the menus that these major companies have installed to kill computers. Computers that should, if the information is correct, last many years longer.