Author Topic: Pop-up Advertisements Offering Anti-virus Software Pose Threat to Internet Users  (Read 2779 times)

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Pop-up Advertisements Offering Anti-virus Software Pose Threat to Internet Users

An ongoing threat exists for computer users who, while browsing the Internet, began receiving pop-up security warnings that state their computers are infected with numerous viruses.

These pop-ups known as scareware, fake, or rogue anti-virus software look authentic and may even display what appears to be real-time anti-virus scanning of the user's hard drive. The scareware will show a list of reputable software icons; however, the user cannot click a link to go to the actual site to review or see recommendations. 
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Boy are they so far behind the curve its a surprise they aren't classed as legally blind.

This is positively historic and they have the nearve to call themselves the "Internet Crime
Complaint Center."
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Boy are they so far behind the curve its a surprise they aren't classed as legally blind.

This is positively historic and they have the nearve to call themselves the "Internet Crime
Complaint Center."
Its from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

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Boy are they so far behind the curve its a surprise they aren't classed as legally blind.

This is positively historic and they have the nearve to call themselves the "Internet Crime
Complaint Center."

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Boy are they so far behind the curve its a surprise they aren't classed as legally blind.

This is positively historic and they have the nearve to call themselves the "Internet Crime
Complaint Center."
Its from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

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