RECENT VIRUS WARNINGS...
In the ever-changing world in which we live in...
Viruses - Once the main scourage
of the internet, viruses have now taken the back seat to the today's
scareware, spyware & malware. Why? It's quite simple actually.
A Virus's main goal is to destroy a computer's software. No real
tangible financial gain for the hack that
created the virus. Just the thrill that caused frustration or hardship
to someone, somewhere.
Scareware - The tool of choice
for hackers wishing to make a fast buck allows the hacker to install
a file prompting a warning on your screen stating "(your anti-virus
program) had detected a virus" or "Warning-your system
may be infected. Click here to run a scan now". No matter what
you click on, you will infect your PC. Even the red X to close the
window, or the Cancel option will install the malicious infection.
This type of infection not only attempts to convince you to spend
your hard earned money on "their" anti-virus software,
but simultaneously they install up to 100 infections that record
your keystrokes and websites you visit, and transmit the data the
hacker's personal data base. In addition, you may unknowingly be
spreading the infection to everyone in your contact address book.
This is the moment to remain calm and give us a call. We may be
able to assist you over the phone to prevent the infection from
installing in your computer.
There are literally hundreds of these type of malicous
infections created and spread across the internet every month. The
secret weapon against infection is education about where not to
go, what not to do, and when to give an expert a call.
For your convenience, we have included a link to
Snopes.com which will enable you to determine if a threat is a false
scare (hoax) or a real threat (virus/scareware/spyware/malware).
Feel free to call us anytime you suspect you may be infected. We
are here to help!