Beware of Fake Anti-virus Software

Beware of Fake Anti-virus (AV) software either given free or download with a fee. These fake AV normally frighten visitors with pop-up messages warning that the free scans have found dangerous malicious software on your machine.
Such transactions can also leave credit card information in the hands of cyber crooks.  Surprisingly, many users fall victim to these attacks and pay to register the Fake AV.
To add insult to injury, Fake AVs often are bundled with other malware, whcih remains on a victim’s computer regardless of whether a payment is made.  Source – AFP/il.