hackedRecently, a reader asked about the program “Driver Restore.” Absolutely do not download this one. Though keeping drivers up to date is important, this program and many like it will infect your computer.

Our favorite tech support guy, who owns the service at, says he has cleaned up dozens of computers infected by “driver restore” type programs. The company that makes it offers the same program with a hundred different names. They claim it fixes everything from slow computers to back pain.  Why do people keep falling for this scam? Well, the answer is they didn’t know it was a scam. The price of clear computing is eternal vigilance. Stick with well-known companies. And check with sites like

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