Evidence Eliminator: displays your system info for $149 Rip Off!

By doktorjimmy
Mar 16, 2002
  1. Evidence Eliminator Popup Ad Displays Your Own System Info & Uses Scare Tactics

    An annoying popup ad from Evidence Eliminator http://www.evidence-eliminator.com/go.shtml?A658332
    displays your own personal system & Internet information while claiming that your computer is being tracked by police who are gathering evidence from it, which puts you at a very high risk of further investigation.

    This popup ad appears to be their attempt to scare you into buying their $149 download.

    Evidence Eliminator must assume that a high enough percentage of Internet users have something illegal or embarassing on their computer, otherwise why else would Evidence Eliminator use such a cheesy marketing tactic to try to panic people into buying their product?

    Does anyone knows how Evidence Eliminator gets their popup to display your own information? Please post a reply and explain how.

    (*edited by mod)
  2. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    Yeah, Ive seen this before and its pretty bad. I can see how people would get scared into spending they're hard earned money on this crud.

    Its really too bad that companies are pulling these types of schemes trying to get customers.
  3. doktorjimmy

    doktorjimmy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can you tell from the url's source info how it displays the snapshot of the C drive?

    That's a really awesome rig you've got. :grinthumb

    I've got its little brother. :approve:
  4. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

    A Fool & Their Money Are Soon Parted

    Yea, this is an old C:\WINDOWS\Desktop trick.

    file:///c:/windows/desktop/ should do it.

    Similar site here w/ a cute twist

    However you should report any misleading ads to your State's consumer office for their review..

    P.S. Doctor James, double posting is frowned upon. Since topics show up "Today's Active Threads" & "View New Posts" it serves no purpose. It is especially a bad practice if have a problem & recieve multiple answers w/o the needed continuity.
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