Ever get a pop-up while surfing the web? Do you know that it is a pop-up? Did you also know that some pop-ups can actually install software on your machine? What? You didn’t know this was going to be a quiz?
We’re getting multiple calls a week where someone has a piece of malware that is aptly named a “Fake Antivirus.” One of the most rampant ones in our experience is “System Tools 2012.” This piece of fraud mixed with extortion asks the user to pay them to remove infections that the malicious software has “made up.” Once it is installed it is best to shut your computer down and get to a reputable web site, on another computer naturally, to find out how to remove it. The more you use your computer and the more you restart your computer the more their feet dig in. You will also want to have a USB flash drive handy while you download a few tools to aid in your extermination.
One great site is http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ that will aid you in just about anything you want to do yourself.
For those that are a bit apprehensive, or do not want to do it themselves can call on a computer repair company, like us, to get you on the right track. Just make sure that the company you hire gives you a guarantee that they have obliterated your costly nuisance.
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Good day to you and safe surfing.