Pop-up window on a legitimate-sounding anti-virus software programs such as “Antivirus XP 2010″ or “security tools” to remind you that your machine has been infected with a dangerous virus.
It is how it works: a pop-up window on a legitimate-sounding anti-virus software programs such as “antivirus software XP 2010″ or “security tools”, suggesting that your machine has been infected with a dangerous virus. It will prompt you to click on a link and run a scan, of course, find a fee viral disease, usually $ 50, the company’s commitment to clean up your computer.
The real thing happened: When you click on a link and bogus companies to install malware into your computer. Do not be surprised, they did not clean up, but the thieves get your credit card number, your money stolen, and your computer was not controlled.
A big picture: “Scareware” prediction like this is 2010, the most expensive network fraud, affecting over one million daily users. According to McAfee security research laboratory director, said producers from the anti-virus software. “This is a very clever trick”, Marcus said, “because people were told in the past 20 years to guard against computer viruses.”
Steve Wilson said: Even if a computer has become outdated products in Los Angeles, a blog and social media business consultant, an individual known as anti-virus software company, “It looks very MINI, saying I downloaded a virus,” she recalls, “It made a scan and that found 40 Trojan horses, worms and viruses,” My concern is that they are infected e-mail sent to the customer, so after I restart my computer stopped working, I updated my anti-virus software.
Wilson has formatted his hard drive and reinstall everything, though most of his files through the backup back, but she lost personal photos, hundreds of iTunes files, “I feel powerless,” she said.
Avoid: If you get a warning pop, closed the window and did not click on any link and then use legitimate anti-virus software, the latest virus definitions to run a complete system scan.