NEVER install these programs on your PC... EVER!!!

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JayzTwoCents

19 min, 26 sec

The video discusses several types of software that should never be installed on a PC, explaining the reasons for each and offering alternative solutions.

Summary

  • Norton and McAfee are highlighted as antivirus programs that are ineffective and can slow down your PC.
  • VPNs can be useful but many are unnecessary, slow, or untrustworthy, with some involved in scams.
  • Shopping extensions like Honey can be intrusive and potentially compromise sensitive data during checkout processes.
  • PC performance boosters are mostly ineffective and can actually slow down your system by consuming resources.
  • Pirated software often comes with hidden risks, such as Trojans and other malware.

Chapter 1

Introduction to Harmful Software

0:00 - 5 sec

The video opens by announcing a discussion on software that should never be installed on a PC.

The video opens by announcing a discussion on software that should never be installed on a PC.

  • The host has previously made videos about essential software for PCs.
  • This video focuses on software that is harmful and should be avoided.

Chapter 2

iFixit Segment Interruption

0:10 - 31 sec

The video is briefly interrupted by a comedic segment promoting iFixit tools.

The video is briefly interrupted by a comedic segment promoting iFixit tools.

  • The video is humorously interrupted with a message from iFixit.
  • iFixit tools are promoted, including the Mo and Minnow kits, as useful for PC repairs.

Chapter 3

Risks of Harmful Software

0:41 - 19 sec

The host explains the risks of installing certain software on your PC.

The host explains the risks of installing certain software on your PC.

  • Installing harmful software can degrade PC performance, create a bad user experience, or compromise personal information.
  • The host intends to show specific harmful websites and software to avoid.
  • The discussion begins with a critique of Norton antivirus.

Chapter 4

Ineffective Antivirus Software

1:00 - 44 sec

Norton antivirus is criticized for its inefficiency and impact on PC performance.

Norton antivirus is criticized for its inefficiency and impact on PC performance.

  • Norton began as a basic antivirus but evolved into a full suite that is costly and ineffective.
  • It consumes system resources and fails to protect against many malware threats.
  • The host recommends running benchmarks with and without Norton to see its impact on performance.

Chapter 5

The Dangers of McAfee Antivirus

1:44 - 52 sec

McAfee antivirus is described as another ineffective software, with an interesting backstory of its creator.

McAfee antivirus is described as another ineffective software, with an interesting backstory of its creator.

  • McAfee antivirus is labeled as garbage, and the host suggests researching the story of John McAfee, its creator.
  • The software now includes VPN services, which the host advises against using.

Chapter 6

Norton and McAfee Scams

2:36 - 1 min, 4 sec

The host warns about email phishing scams involving Norton and McAfee.

The host warns about email phishing scams involving Norton and McAfee.

  • Scammers send emails pretending to be Norton or McAfee, tricking recipients into calling a scam center.
  • The host shares a personal story of a family member falling for the scam.
  • Advice is given to ignore such emails and to be cautious with unsolicited communications.

Chapter 7

Misleading VPN Services

3:40 - 1 min, 56 sec

The host discusses the rise of VPN services and their diminishing utility.

The host discusses the rise of VPN services and their diminishing utility.

  • VPNs were once necessary for bypassing region locks but have become less effective.
  • ISPs have learned to detect and throttle VPN traffic, and some VPNs have faced security breaches.
  • NordVPN is mentioned as a former sponsor with a controversial data breach, leading to loss of trust.

Chapter 8

Intrusive Shopping Extensions

5:36 - 2 min, 46 sec

The host advises against using shopping extensions due to their intrusive nature.

The host advises against using shopping extensions due to their intrusive nature.

  • Extensions like Honey can interfere with the browsing experience and track user data.
  • The host suggests manually searching for coupon codes rather than relying on such extensions.

Chapter 9

PC Performance Booster Scams

8:22 - 4 min, 5 sec

The host condemns PC performance boosters as scams that don't improve system performance.

The host condemns PC performance boosters as scams that don't improve system performance.

  • Performance boosters promise to enhance PC operation but usually slow it down instead.
  • The host shares a personal anecdote about his father's experience with multiple performance boosters.

Chapter 10

The Problem with Pre-Installed Software

12:27 - 4 min, 32 sec

Pre-installed software on pre-built systems is criticized for being unnecessary and bloated.

Pre-installed software on pre-built systems is criticized for being unnecessary and bloated.

  • Companies like MSI are notorious for including excessive bloatware on their systems.
  • The host suggests uninstalling pre-installed software, especially from MSI.

Chapter 11

Avoiding Pirated Software

16:59 - 1 min, 35 sec

The host warns against pirated software due to the high risk of malware.

The host warns against pirated software due to the high risk of malware.

  • Pirated software often comes bundled with malware, posing a significant security risk.
  • Popular pirated software includes Adobe products and Windows operating system.

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