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Their TV ads are deceptive and they try to fool users in believing that their product can speed up your PC. The commercial is called Finally Fast and the website is FinallyFastPC.com. They have been airing their TV commercial for almost a year. I am sure you have seen this commercial and noticed how bad the actual actors are. These aren’t real customers, just actors trying to dupe you into taking the bait.

Why would they invest in TV commercials if it’s a scam?

Why not? More people will trust a TV ad over an online ad. People feel that a TV network would never allow a company to advertise a product or service that’s fraudulent.

Ascentive Software, the company behind FinallyFastPC.com is very well known for distributing software that contains Malware. Avoid this site. Do not download or buy any of their software.

Facts about FinallyFastPC.com

False Claims

Ascentive claims that this site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Ascentive uses passwords and SSL encryption to protect the security of this information.

After checking further, I noticed two things when it comes to secure web pages;

  • I didn’t notice that this site had encryption or a secured page like (https).
  • If you look at the bottom of your browser you will not see the lock.
  • The download (executable) they offer is in a form of a popup.

If you are looking for a solution to help speed up your PC, checkout the following links below.

http://www.techjaws.com/speed-up-your-pc-free/
http://www.techjaws.com/free-pc-optimizing-software/

If you use other utilities for tuning up your PC, please let me know.

 

About the author: Frank Jovine

 

The idea for Tech Jaws and most of the look of the site came from Frank’s mind – a place you wouldn’t want to vacation. Frank takes his run of the waters up North, and has been building successful web sites for years. He’s a regular within social communities like Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit and Digg. His favorite appetite for tech savvy web sites include, TechCrunch, ZDNet, and helping members in Yahoo Answers in the Computer category.

 

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11 Comments

  1. How does it go, believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.

  2. It is funny you wrote about this, I just saw this commercial for the first time, and recently had a conversation with a video/infomercial producer about making infomercials. The cost is huge, and I wondered myself… that’s alot of dough to fork out!

    • I wonder how much the actual air time on TV costs, because a lot of these commercials advertising for websites seem pretty amateurish in terms of video and audio development. Yes, I’m thinking of those silly jingle college degree commercials!

      Anyway, I’ve got a friend who can write better songs and I’ve got a college affiliate that pays out pretty well, so I’m really becoming tempted to actually look in to this. No malware though, promise!!!

    • Susie,

      I knew about this company and their history, but I had to dig deeper in order to make this public without putting my foot in my mouth.

  3. I trust Frank with anything! I just never saw this commercial b4 and oddly had been looking into infomercials.. the cost is high for sure. Don’t even know what it would be to air on major networks.

  4. This commercial was all over the Canadian late night and prime time tv channels! I’m quite annoyed that they allowed them to air at all.

    Thanks for bringing this to people’s attention Frank!