Fake virus alerts are usually generated by a Trojan. A Trojan is a program that takes control of your computer after you open an email attachment, click on a pop-up advertisement within your browser or by visiting particular websites usually Adult sites.
Fake antivirus products are designed to appear legitimate. They have names of brands which sound familiar. Names such as Virus Protector, Anti-Virus Shield, Malware Defence, Anti-Spyware Pro and Microsoft Security, the list goes on.
These cyber criminals use scare tactics designed at all those click happy computer users whom do not take time to read every pop-up which appears on their screen. This can be very dangerous for you and your computer network so it’s important that you read and become familiar with the way the legitimate anti-virus software on your computer looks and behaves. If you know what a real warning message looks like, it should be easier to spot a phony.
If you think you’ve been victimised by scare-ware or fake anti-virus, contact our Sydney support centre on 02 99871445 so we can take a quick look for you. We can quickly and easily help you to diagnose and repair any type of computer and or network infection and guide you back your normal day-to-day duties.