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Beware of Fake Antivirus / Rogueware Scams

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From all software computer repairs we complete at Cocotec Computer Services more and more are fake Antivirus programs. While you are browsing internet you should be be careful of Antivirus programs pretending to be credible – but they are not. Such programs are considered scareware or rogueware. According to the internet security recources, scareware are software products like commercial firewall or registry cleaner software. It produce a lot alarming warning or threat notices. It is considered scam software with no benefit at all. Rogueware is computer malware that tries to convince users to pay for the fake removal of malware. This programs are claiming that they clean computer viruses and attracting users to buy them.

As soon as fake Antivirus is downloaded, a pop-up appears. It’s not as easy to close it as you think. And here is the best part. When you agree and press the Yes button to buy the Antivirus program, a form will prompt asking for payment information. It installs viruses, Trojans, and even steal your passwords.

How can Cocotec Computer Services help?

Scareware or rogueware can get your computer in trouble. So you should be careful in a first place. If your computer get infected and you need help, please contact us for computer repair services. We offer real Antivirus Protection Software and services like virus and spyware removal, performance optimization, installation and configuration.

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Written by Cocotec - Laptop Repair & Computer Support Services

July 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm