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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when our computers are down...
...we are down.
…productivity is down.
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.
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, sophisticated than ever.
can make the web page look like anything they want it to look like.
But basically....it is just a webpage. sophisticated than ever.
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!!! sophisticated than ever.
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. you have just hit a giant “OK” button.
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.
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.
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.