2GB on May 28th – PC Tools and Garmin Approach G3
Spoke to Robert again who called last week about being called up from a scammer telling him that he had a virus on his computer. I took his computer to PC Tools, who are a software security company that have a diagnostic laboratory in North Sydney. They found 32 threats on Robert’s computer, which is more of a concern because he is not a great user of the computer, and yet he a reasonably high number of threats on his C Drive.
Customer service manager for PC Tools, Grant Dawson, said that Robert did everything right. He hung up, didn’t give them control of his computer (which is what they wanted) , and took down their phone number when queried.
Product of the week was the Garmin Approach G3, which is a GPS designed to help you with your golf game. It has over 600 Australian golf courses on it. What it basically does is measure the distance you are from a hole at any point on the course – it is almost an electronic caddy.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.