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DO NOT CLICK that Fake Anti-Virus pop-up!

Tips on how to prevent a rogue Antivirus program (scareware) from infecting your computer.

Fake anti-virus programs are actually the virus that they claim they will protect you from if you pay them.  Paying them will not fix anything.  They run through JavaScript that is found on almost all websites.  JavaScript is how button, banners, ads, animations, and some pictures are displayed. 

We recommend using Firefox web browser instead of Internet Explorer and downloading the NoScript add-on or Adblocker Plus add-on.

If you do see a pop-up or a rogue anti-virus program on your computer, hit ctrl+F4 to close the pop-up or ctrl+alt+delete to close the program.  DO NOT CLICK on the pop-up or program in any way.  Not even the “X” at the top of the window to close it.

Please read the links below to get a better understanding of this threat and additional tips on how to prevent them.

1.     http://freeofvirus.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-prevent-fake-antivirus-and-fake.html

2.     http://www.memphispcguy.com/computer/software/how-to-prevent-scareware-rogue- antivirus

3.     http://tec-updates.blogspot.com/2008/09/prevent-from-rogue-fake-antivirus.html

 

See a list of fake anti-virus programs and read more at the following links:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20003340-245.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_security_software

http://www.avinashtech.com/anti-virus/list-spywares-adwares-avoid/

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/threat-of-fake-anti-virus-software-grows/

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/28/fake-anti-virus-software-online-threat-google/


 

Fake Anti-Virus Warning!

Do you have a new Anti-Virus program that you never installed or are not familiar with?

A rise in fake antivirus offerings on Web sites around the globe shows that scammers are increasingly turning to social engineering to get malware on computers rather than exploiting holes in software, a Google study to be released on Tuesday indicates.

Fake antivirus--false pop-up warnings designed to scare money out of computer users--represents 15 percent of all malware that Google detects on Web sites, according to 13-month analysis the company conducted between January 2009 and February 2010.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20003340-245.html

 

See a list of fake anti-virus programs and read more at the following links:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20003340-245.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_security_software

http://www.avinashtech.com/anti-virus/list-spywares-adwares-avoid/

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/threat-of-fake-anti-virus-software-grows/

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/28/fake-anti-virus-software-online-threat-google/


*NEWS FLASH*


 
Fast-teks is now offering a 30-day free trial of its remote data backup software!
                             
Can you imagine what would happen if you lost all your critical business files and data due to fire, flood, theft, or earthquake? How would it feel to lose valuable family photos, your music collection or that school assignment you'd been working on for weeks due to hard drive failure?

Sadly, homes and businesses experience this situation every day. While backing up your information to DVDs, tapes or external drives is always a good idea, these methods don't ensure protection - DVDs scratch, tapes break and hard drives crash.

With Fast-teks secure remote data backup, files are encrypted and sent over the Internet to two separate data centers, each with their own backup systems in place. The process is simple - you decide what information you want to backup and when, and the software takes care of the rest. Just set the automatic backup schedule once and you're good to go!


Recovering your files is just as easy - you have instant access to them anywhere you have an online connection. All you need is your user information and your backed up data is readily accessible.

After the 30-day free trial period is up, we offer extremely reasonable rates for ongoing backup services. For further details on our monthly plans call us at 888-917-3278 or fill in our Quick Contact form to the right of the screen and we'll get back to you.


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