Today we are going to be talking about advertising, specifically misleading advertising. Whether it’s on TV or on the internet, in magazines and newspapers, we see misleading advertising all of the time, you see it all of the time, whether you realize it or not. So how do you spot it? Well, that is one of the things we are going to cover here. Once you know what to look for, you’ll be able to spot it yourself, in most cases without having to look any further than the image in the advert.
Our first example of misleading advertising is an advert promoting a “Free Scan”, but failing to mention it is only the scan that is free. In fact, you have to pay before it will fix anything it claims needs fixing. It should also be noted that in the vast majority of cases, most “problems” found are not problems at all. Registry cleaning software are very fond of using this tactic to promote their products, as are so-called “system cleaners” such as SpeedUpMyPC.