In a very unexpected twist, it seems CyberDefender have seen the error of their ways (publicity hurt huh?) and have returned ALL of Slider51's $250. I am actually extremely surprised at this, for two reasons;
1. It's CyberDefender
2. They've backstepped on their original claim of their only being able to return half of it due to their "technical support" not being covered in the money back guarantee.
I fully expect them to continue putting people through this, especially given their history, but I'm glad they've returned the money they owed, and have actually honored their money back guarantee.
Perhaps now they'll also return the money they owe these folks?
... and better yet, stop scamming people to begin with? (I can dream ....).
If you've been ripped off by CyberDefender, please do let me know, and if you're using it willingly (ad supported version or paid*), GET RID OF IT!.
* The last time I checked (2007), the paid version came with ad's too, which is one of the things that started the whole CD debacle. Sadly I'm unable to check whether or not the newer paid versions also contain these ad's as I highly doubt they're going to give me a licence so I can find it. So if you're using the paid version, PLEASE do let me know if ANY of the adverts I pointed out in the original article, are still present (or indeed, any new ones)
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