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How To Identify Fake Anti-Virus Software


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It is important to distinguish fake anti-virus software from the real deal. Here are a few tips on how to do just that.

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How To Identify Fake Anti-Virus Software

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  2. 2. Tech Tip: Identifying Fake Anti-Virus Software
  3. 3. Today, people from all over the world are doing whatever they can to keep their computers virus free.
  4. 4. Unfortunately, there is a menace that some people are not even aware of when it comes to computer viruses – fake anti-virus software.
  5. 5. Although identifying fake anti-virus software can be tricky, here are some important things to keep in mind...
  6. 6. Fake anti-virus software will usually have a pop-up window telling you that it is scanning your computer for viruses. It will then ask you to confirm that you want to get rid of these “viruses”.
  7. 7. The catch is that you have to “upgrade” the fake anti-virus software in order to get the version needed to get rid of the reported threat to your computer.
  8. 8. Fake anti-virus software will also make it very difficult, or impossible to close these new pop-up windows.
  9. 9. Real anti-virus software may have a small pop-up window appear, but these windows are usually off to the side, and you will still have the ability to close them without disrupting your normal internet usage.
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