This morning I saw the commercial for maxmyspeed.com 3 times in the last 20 minutes. These guys claim to be able to increase the speed of your computer without you having to take it in for repair just by having you install some software. What a lot of people don’t know is that maxmyspeed.com is owned by CyberDefender, one of the biggest vendors of spyware. But let’s not just take my word for it, let’s take a look shall we?
Whois Server Version 2.0
Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.
Domain Name: MAXMYSPEED.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS31.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS32.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Updated Date: 13-aug-2009
Creation Date: 13-aug-2009
Expiration Date: 13-aug-2011
Gee, it doesn’t have the administrative contact that tells you who actually owns that website. It looks like the owner doesn’t want us knowing who they are, I wonder why? If you go to their site and you hover over the testimonials over on the right hand side this is what you get:
Now we are getting somewhere. Let’s see if we can find out some more on this Cyberdefender. If we type the word Cyberdefender into Google and go to the third link down we get to what’s located here. Hmmm, this doesn’t look too good. It seems they filed a lawsuit against Mr Harkleroad because they didn’t like what he had to say. Well I’d say Cyberdefender has a little problem because he’s not the only one reporting major issues. There’s more evidence of problems with Cyberdefender here on Mr Harkleroad’s main blog. Also I would suggest that you take a look at the Google Docs slide show that is at the first link that I posted. It’s quite revealing! However, we’re not finished yet. There’s more nasty stuff on Cyberdefender to be found here, here, and here. You may notice in those links that Cyberdefender has also used the website names mycleanPC.com and doublemyspeed.com. I have also seen the commercials for these two websites playing in this area before maxmyspeed.com started theirs. They change the name of their website to run and hide from ticked off consumers. The lesson here is clear, don’t fall for the easy fix!