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Lawyer sleuths out mystery around ‘Winfixer’

Video of “end user experience” posted on Youtube: Fraudware Special Report:

Proving the link to the alleged perpetrators, their connections to Winfixer all the way through to the effects on Ochoa’s computer will be very difficult, she said.

“Forensics is everything,” she said.

This is very very true. If you look at my ‘Errorsafe‘ page, you see that the whois registration for each domain varies widely. This is a great step and I wish them the best of luck in tracking down the responsible parties and shutting down their operations.

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  • Cam

    Nail those suckers to the wall! I can’t count the number of hours I’ve spent trying to track down their garbage.

  • Joseph

    “Proving the link to the alleged perpetrators, their connections to Winfixer all the way through to the effects on Ochoa’s computer will be very difficult,” [Sandi Hardmeier] said.

    “Forensics is everything,” she said.

    “This is very very true.”

    Nonsense. In fact, the opposite is true.

    Example: In a murder case, the prosecution might try to establish the identity of the shooter by analyzing the lethal bullet, connecting it with the murder weapon, and showing the defendant’s fingerprints on the weapon.

    Compare such forensics with an eyewitness who testifies that she saw the defendant kill the victim in cold blood. She tells the human story: who, what, when, how, and why.

    Now, which is the stronger case?

    With WinFixer, I plan to prove liability largely through the human story, including “admissions against interest” by the perpetrators themselves (one of the best possible forms of proof). My presentation will avoid unnecessary techno-speak. Forensics is a minor part of the story. This isn’t weakness: it’s strength.

    It’s natural, perhaps, for an IT person to take Sandi’s perspective. (As Maslow famously observed, when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.) However, Sandi is not a lawyer—let alone an American lawyer—and I doubt she knows much about California juries, let alone California substantive law or procedure.

    WinFixer’s days are numbered.

  • Wayne Porter

    Forenics can help, and they can also hinder- e.g. most people cannot grasp an ethereal trace.

    if you put together a case that laypeople can understand- well that is 90% of the battle.

    I am sure Sandi would like to see justice served,and like me one gets tired of what is tolerated, but forensics seems to fail in the real world- you need the “human proof”.

    Somewhere up or down the line- people have information. If it looks the legal barrell is pointed their way- they might change their tune and talk.


  • Annie

    Please nail these bastards..

    Right now I am running spybot because errorsafe did a pop up.

    I close it straight away.. it’s annoying.

    I have a feeling these **** are being investigated by the FBI.