Archives For U.S. Reports Major Increase in Fake Antivirus and Spyware Programs Costing U.S. Economy Billions


San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

The FBI estimates computer viruses cost U.S. consumers and businesses over $ 70 billion annually. Computer hackers and scammers are continually staying one step ahead of authorities and antivirus software makers by unleashing creative and sophisticated viruses and malware that infect people’s computers, and even scam them out of hundreds of dollars.

Dan Steiner, Co-founder of states, “Most of our customers are being infected with malware, spyware and viruses such as the File Restore Virus, System Progressive Protection, and the FBI Moneypak scam. These are all very similar in that they scare people into thinking their computer is severely infected and thus force them into “activating a license” which releases the malware or virus into their computer. One of the new ones I’ve been seeing is the FBI Moneypak virus that scares people into thinking they have been caught by authorities downloading movies, music, etc. illegally and have to send the “FBI or Government” $ 200 via Moneypak. Our customers contact us saying “cleanup my computer so I don’t have to pay!”

Virus removal and malware removal is becoming increasingly more difficult. Cyber criminals seem to know how to stay one step ahead of the game. Because of sophisticated technology, computer users need to be extremely careful when navigating the internet by taking preventative measures to protect their machines. The problem is many antivirus and virus removal tools don’t work effectively against the latest threats. Still, people should keep their antivirus software up to date and make sure to back up any important information and documents.

Steiner goes on to say, “It’s important for people to be aware of these threats so they can be avoided. It is also critical to practice safe web browsing practices such as never giving any personal information, clicking on any suspicious links and falling for an offer that seems too good to be true. We always tell people that if they aren’t sure they should click on something or if their computer does get infected they should just call one of our technical support staff. Many times extra clicking and other activities by the user can make things even worse.”

While online threats continue to become more sophisticated, Steiner concludes, “Utilize caution, back up your files and keep your virus software up to date. In the event a virus or malware attack hits your machine, remain calm and get an expert involved if you’re unsure of what to do.” is an American based company specializing in remote removal of computer viruses and malware for individual computer users and businesses. A portion of every sale goes to charity. The company was founded in 2012 by Dan Steiner and Brent Sarkison with headquarters in San Luis Obispo, CA. Customers with infected machines can call or chat with technicians to have viruses, malware, and spyware removed remotely without the hassle of taking their computer “into the shop.” Technicians are able to remotely remove threats even without the client being at their computer; often in 30 minutes or less.

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It’s a Three-Peat: J.D. Power and Associates Ranks Quicken Loans Inc. Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among all Major U.S. Home Lenders for Third-Straight Year

Detroit (PRWEB) November 15, 2012

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online home lender and fourth largest retail lender, today announced that for the third-straight year it ranked highest in the United States in “customer satisfaction” among all major home loan lenders in a benchmark study of mortgage origination by J.D. Power and Associates, the independent global marketing information services company.

Quicken Loans, which serves clients in all 50 states from its centralized web lending centers in Detroit, Ohio and Arizona, is on pace to shatter company records for closed loans in 2012, while maintaining industry-leading client satisfaction scores.

According to the J.D. Power and Associates study, Quicken Loans far exceeded the industry average, ranking highest in overall satisfaction and receiving the highest score in all four key factors of the study:

    The mortgage application and approval process (quality and convenience)
    Loan representative (product knowledge, responsiveness and client courtesy)
    The mortgage closing experience (ease, speed and service)
    Contact and communication (keeping clients clearly updated in real time throughout the entire mortgage process)

“When you empower and inspire people, they instinctively want to give their very best,” said Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. “We have the best technology tools and systems in the industry, but at the end of the day, this three-peat is all about our 8,000-plus team members and their overwhelming understanding that they are the driving force behind our company’s success.”

“We are all exceptionally proud of what we have built right here in the heart of Detroit,” said Bill Emerson, Quicken Loans CEO. “What makes this recognition truly remarkable is that it comes at a time of tremendous growth for our company. It is proof that when you focus on your culture and keep a sharp vision of what is important, success comes naturally. I cannot be more proud of our team than I am today.”

Over the past two years, Quicken Loans moved its headquarters and 6,500 of its team members to downtown Detroit, making national news about the opportunity being created in the city’s dynamic digital corridor.

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About J.D. Power and Associates:

Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The company’s quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

About Quicken Loans Inc:

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online home lender and fourth largest retail lender. The company closed a record $ 30 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2011 and is on track to close approximately $ 70 billion in 2012. Quicken Loans generates loan production from five web centers located in Detroit, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010, 2011 and 2012. “” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company ranked in the top 10 of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2012 and has placed among the top 30 companies on FORTUNE’s list for the past nine years. It ranked in the top 15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for eight years in a row, ranking in the top 5 in 2012. The company has moved its headquarters and more than 6,500 team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit us on the web at, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at

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Anthony Robbins to Hold His First-ever Spanish-Translated Event in U.S.: Unleash The Power Within® is Coming to Orlando

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 26, 2012

World-renowned speaker, author and peak performance strategist Anthony Robbins is doing something he’s never done before: His cornerstone event, Unleash The Power Within® (UPW), set for Nov. 1-4, 2012 in Orlando, will be the first-ever Spanish-translated UPW held in the United States.

For Spanish speakers, this UPW is an unprecedented opportunity to create their own breakthroughs, faster and easier, with help from the world’s leading catalyst for change. Here’s how some attendees describe UPW:

“Unleash the Power Within was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. In just a few days of immersion both my husband and I let go of so much that was holding us back and became congruent with who we really are and really want to be, those were four of the best days of our entire lives. Tony Robbins changed us forever and there is no feeling quite like it.”

— Stacey Martino

“I was completely ‘over’… overwhelmed and overweight. I needed to take control of my life: finances, time management, stress level and my health. I have lost 20 pounds and have set up a schedule of quality time for my family. I have been so productive at work that I got a promotion, almost all of the people I come in contact with have noticed the change in me.“

— Patricia Garcia

“I’m creating my own destiny instead of life creating it for me. I’m in control of my actions, thoughts and emotions.”

— Alex Echavarria

“He helped me focus on things I wasn’t quite sure about. With his strategies I know I can be more focused and accomplish even more things.”

— Rorian Gracie, Co-founder of the UFC

UPW is a uniquely powerful event that has transformed the lives of more than 4 million participants around the world. This will be the only UPW in Florida this year, and for a limited time there are two special offers available:

    Buy-one, get-one pricing tickets for Spanish speaking attendees to Unleash The Power Within® . Offer expires 10/17!

    Free on-site English-to-Spanish translation services for the first 150 requestors!

To take advantage of these offers or for more information about Unleash The Power Within® in Orlando Nov. 1-4, 2012, call 1-800-213-0658.


Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist

For the past three decades, Anthony Robbins has served as an advisor to leaders around the world. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organizational turnaround, and peak performance, he has been honored consistently for his strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. His nonprofit Anthony Robbins Foundation feeds more than three million people in 56 countries every year through its international holiday “Basket Brigade.” Robbins has directly impacted the lives of more than 50 million people from over 100 countries with his best-selling books, multimedia and health products, public speaking engagements and live events.

What began as a young person’s desire to help individuals transform the quality of their lives has grown into Robbins’ lifelong crusade as he is called on by leaders from every walk of life—presidents, political leaders, advocates for humanity, CEOs of multinational corporations, psychologists, peak performance athletes, world-class entertainers, teachers and parents.

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2017 U.S. Women’s Open Championship to be Conducted at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster

Far Hills, NJ (PRWEB) May 03, 2012

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., as the host of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The dates of the championship are July 13-16.

“We are very happy to bring the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Championship to Trump National Bedminster,” said USGA Vice President and Championship Committee Chairman Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. “The course has shown itself as a true examination of a player’s mettle, and it will certainly serve as a tough testing ground for the world’s best women golfers.”

“The U.S. Women’s Open is the most sought-after title in women’s golf,” said USGA Women’s Committee Chairman Martha Lang. “We are quite confident that our partners at Trump National Golf Club will provide a course truly worthy of this prestigious championship.”

The 2017 U.S. Women’s Open will be the third USGA championship conducted at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. It concurrently hosted the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur and Girls’ Junior championships, won by Jordan Spieth and Amy Anderson respectively, on its Old and New courses.

“It is my great honor to have Trump National Golf Club Bedminster host the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open,” said Donald J. Trump, chairman and president of The Trump Organization. “We designed this course to appeal to and to challenge the greatest golfers in the world, and having the most prestigious event in women’s golf at this course makes our plans complete. I look forward to a truly memorable championship.”

The Old Course was designed by Tom Fazio and opened for play in 2004. It is routed through more than 500 acres of rolling farmland and horse pastures with numerous water hazards and demanding green complexes. Approach shots call for careful strategy, and wetlands and restored farm buildings are found throughout the course.

The New Course was designed by Tom Fazio II, nephew of Tom Fazio, and opened for play in 2008. The New Course, which runs along the outer perimeter of the Old Course, features a heathland-style design and boasts small greens and numerous elevation changes.

The U.S. Women’s Open was first conducted in 1946 and boasts an impressive list of past champions, including Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright, Hollis Stacy, Amy Alcott, Meg Mallon, Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak, Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer.

The championship is open to any female professional and to female amateurs with a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 4.4.

Prior to 2017, the U.S. Women’s Open Championship will be played at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis., from July 5-8, 2012; at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., from June 27-30, 2013; at Pinehurst Resort (No. 2) in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., from June 19-22, 2014; and at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club from July 9-12, 2015. The site of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open has not been announced.

About the USGA

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

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