Don’t be fooled by fake security software! Rogues like the one pictured below may look convincing, but they are malicious software! This pop-up is intended to look official and scary so that you will click on it. Don’t! Even trying to close the window may allow the rogue to install itself on your computer.
Think you’re immune? Chances are, you’re not. At dot.help we’re removing rogues from local home and office computers every day. You can get a rogue even from a legitimate website. You can get a rogue even if you have Anti-virus or Anti-spyware tools installed on your computer. You can get a rogue even if you use a pop-up blocker with your browser.
What should you do? Surf smart. Don’t accept anything that’s presented to you on the web before you’ve researched it and determined that it comes from a trusted source. If you’re not sure what to do, call us!
At least 1 out of every 10 customers who bring their computers in to dot.help for rogue removal have already paid for the fake security software thinking it was legitimate. Keep your credit card in your wallet! Give us a call!