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Personal Computer Safety. What's the point?. Computers/Internet are a huge part of our lives A place to store our family photos A way to pay bills A place to purchase products Source of information Means to communicate with family and friends

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Personal Computer

Safety


What's the point?

  • Computers/Internet are a huge part of our lives

    • A place to store our family photos

    • A way to pay bills

    • A place to purchase products

    • Source of information

    • Means to communicate with family and friends

    • Provides tutorials and games for children and grandchildren

    • Movies

    • Music

    • etc


Let's face it,

when our computers are down...

...we are down.


...and when we are down,

…productivity is down.


Today's Anti-Virus computer programs

catch less than 1% of today's viruses.


The people creating viruses, malware, adware, are more sophisticated than ever.

The majority of the time, the reason your Anti-Virus software doesn't filter these malitious acts is because you are actually giving these viruses permission to install themselves on your computers.


The way it happens....

You are actually tricked into thinking that you already have a virus on your computer...

...when in fact you don't.


Anyone who can make a web page,

can make the web page look like anything they want it to look like.


A message from Microsoft


A hard drive problem:


A message from McAffee:


Examples of all kinds of fake web pages


But basically....it is just a webpage.

In fact, it is a giant “OK” box.

No matter where you touch it,

you are saying OK.


At this point, there is nothing wrong with your computer!!!


But if you click anywhere on the box, even the red “X”, you have just hit a giant “OK” button.

You have now allowed the bad guys to do whatever they want to your computer.

You just told your Anti-Virus program that this program is OK to be installed on your computer.

Your computer just became infected with the “Rogue” Anti-Virus program.

(A Fake Anti-Virus Program)


Now your computer really is infected.

Before, it was just a picture,

but now that you have clicked on the web page, you are actually infected.

Your computer is a mess.


The next time you reboot your computer, you will start getting pop ups saying that you need to fix your computer.

If you allow the “scan” or the “fix”

on your computer,

you will be told that your computer cannot be fixed

since you don't have a registered version.


What they are after is your credit card number, and if you give it to them, you will have all kinds of charges.

The charges come from Nigeria, Russia, etc..


The longer you leave the virus on your computer, and try to work around the pop ups, the more damage it will do. The virus will continue to load programs on your computer like “Optimizer Pro”, fake registry cleaners, fake “My PC Back Up” cleaners.

You will constantly get messages telling you to back up your computer, clean your computer, and that you have a virus on your computer.


The next thing you know your computer will come to an absolute crawl.

So, slow that you will hardly be able to type, because the keystrokes take so long to show up on the screen.


How do you prevent this?

When you see a message on your computer telling you that something is wrong, think twice!!!

Instead of clicking anywhere on the button/webpage, you should immediately turn off your computer.

That will kill the process.


When you reboot, you should be fine, because you didn't touch the window. You didn't give the virus permission to install on your computer.


Good Habits

Don't click on links in emails. Even those from friends.

Don't click on links within web pages. Go specifically to the web page you want to go to.


TFW Computers2551 GessnerHouston, Tx [email protected]

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