Fake antivirus scams – what you need to know

I’ve seen a lot of these lately, affecting both clients and family members. Fake antivirus programs pop up and issue dire warnings, then trick you into clicking on them to repair your “infected” computer. That, of course, is when the real damage occurs.

I could ramble on regarding the details, but instead I’ll just refer you to this excellent article by Herb Weisbaum on msnbc.com.

How to avoid the nasty fake antivirus scam