The worst part of this endeavor is that the program makes fake scans, in a very convincing and credible window, while showing you false reports and asking you to upgrade or to buy its full version to remove any infection they have found. The truth is, since it was a fake scan in the first place, this means there is nothing really bad going on.
If you have encountered a website that offers a free scan, it is actually common sense to not take their offer. The reason behind this is that their intention might not be to find infections in your computer, but to create false infections in it. To further alarm the user, the program will begin to display a variety of fake security alerts and warnings, such as:
Security Center Alert
To help protect your computer, Security Center has blocked some features of this program.
Security Center Alert
Unauthorized remote connection!
These alerts intend to make the user believe that the computer they are using is really infected and therefore needs to be rid of these nasty scripts. However, it is important to remember that these are fake security alerts and there is nothing to get alarmed about.
These rogueware come from the same family as AntiVirus 2011, AntiSpyware 2011, AntiVirus System 2011, Security Inspector 2010, Win 7 Internet Security 2011, Win 7 Guard, Win 7 Security, and many more. Some of these programs are Trojans and are installed in your computer without your knowledge and permission. The worst part is that they are hard to remove and running your malware removal program will not likely work and each rogueware needs to be removed in different ways. Searching the Internet on how to remove your specific rogueware will help.
After removing your rogueware, make sure to install an antivirus or anti-malware programs. There are plenty of free antivirus programs in the market and most of them are highly suitable to give you adequate protection. After installation, just make sure not to get duped by these roguewares as well as their fake virus and spyware detection again.
As they always say, prevention is better than cure! 🙂
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