Antivirus not showing any viruses, but your system is still slowing down? It could be a PUP. And not the adorable, fluffy kind.
Has your PC been hacked by the “FBI”? Infections by a virus known as Reveton are on the rise. Once on a victim’s PC, the malware displays a fake message from the “FBI” claiming that you’ve been caught doing illegal online activities, and demands that you pay a fine.
Of course, the message is fake, but the moneymaking scam behind it isn’t. Learn more on the Geek Squad Blog.
Fox 8 News in Cleveland put together this story of computer webcams being accessed without authorization through malicious software.
I had a chance to speak to them as a member of Geek Squad on signs that your PC may be infection with malware, such as viruses or spyware.
In general, webcams are not a target for most malicious software, but it’s important to help protect your PC from malware where you can. Keeping your antivirus software up to date and set to scan your computer on a regular basis will help. Making sure your operating system and web browser plug-ins like Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader will help as well.
According to a recent study, most email viruses arrive between 8am and 9am in the morning. I had a chance to speak to Bill Wills of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about what this means, and how you can help protect your computer from those viruses.
There seems to be a rise in the number of phone or email scams falsely using the Microsoft name going around lately. I had a chance to speak to the Wills & Snyder show on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio this morning.
For more information on these scams, and how to protect yourself, visit the Microsoft Safety & Security Center.