I got an email today from TouchStone Software. It was an ad for their site driveragent.com. They claim to be able to scan your PC for out of date drivers and then for a fee of $29.95 a year they will give you unlimited scans and automatic updates for all of your PC's. Sounds like a good idea and from what I can gather it is a legitimate service. My problem is that they are using a advertising method that is used my phishers and pharmers. Just like so many others that I've written about in the past they are encouraging people to do exactly what we keep trying to teach people not to do.
- Click on email links
- Give out Credit Card info to a unknown or untrusted source
- Allow sites to install agents on your PC
- Allow sites potentially unfettered access to your hard drive