Beware of fake antivirus
This is one of the oldest tricks in the cyber criminals’ book. We all saw this message at least once on our screens: “You have been infected! Download antivirus X right now to protect your computer!”
You should know that a legitimate antivirus company will never advertise its products like that. These fake antivirus scams are so well created that they could fool even the most cyber security savvy user.
What fake antivirus can do to your system :
- It can infect your PC with adware
- It can trick you into installing something that look like an antivirus and that really is malware (which can be anything from financial malware to a key-logger to ransomware).