Know How to Spot Fake Software
We've all seen the pop-up windows telling us that our computer is infected with a virus or other malware. Don't be fooled; the real malware could be the free software and/or free offer to fix your PC.
Oftentimes the ads and warnings are fake and will cause damage to your PC and to the security of your personal information. Fake software can install malware and obtain personal information from your PC and send it to the bad guys.
For more information, please visit:
- DHS website: United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
- StaySafeOnline.org, powered by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)