I’m not another bullshit site that wants to sell you something or ruin your day by installing Malware like Betterdeals. Read this post and I’ll tell you how I finally got my computer back.
So back in February I downloaded something and suddenly I was barraged by pop up ads, new page redirects other assorted bullshit like my computer speed going to just about zero. I’ve been trying this and that to kill whatever crawled into my laptop. Spybot wouldn’t kill it. Mcafee was useless. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had Spybot and Mcafee for years but they were getting their ass kicked.
I noticed that something called Better Deals was lurking at the bottom of most of these ads. Searched and searched for something that would kill Better Deals. No dice. What I found were sites that would cheerfully sell me something to kill it. I have a strict policy of not paying for shit so I kept looking for “procedures” to remove Better Deals. The first was advice on how to uninstall Better Deals. Right. It wasn’t on the program list in my control panel, so that was going nowhere.
Then there were procedures to fuck with my Firefox browser. If I had the patience and guts to follow them, that might have worked. But no, ain’t going there. Same thing for procedures to manually clean my register. I had done that before to get rid of another nasty piece of shit. But when your pc pops up with a warning that says, “Do not proceed unless you are really sure of what you’re doing. If you have doubts about your skills we do not recommend editing your registry because fatal damage to your computer might result.” I have turned a few computers into paperweights over the 30 years that I’ve been building and fixing computers so my advice is to heed that warning.
Did I mention I was lazy? I wanted to find a program that would kill this shit while I watched Shark Week. While dealing with Real Life, I found myself on the phone with a nice lady named Aspen. While she was helping me with my Real life problems, we spent a lot of time waiting for my pages to load and me killing the fucking pop ups. While we were waiting I explained my woes about Better Deals and how much I hated the asshats that wrote it. ASPEN TOOK IT UPON HERSELF TO SEARCH THE INTERNET TO FIND AN ANSWER. She then cheerfully emailed me a link.
The site had the same bullshit “procedures” but they did offer FREE software that they promised and swore would do the job. Boy did it ever! It killed Better Deals deader than Kennedy and a couple of other turds I didn’t know about. As a customer service to my readers I’ve weeded out the two or three sites I had to wade through to get to the meat.