Nowadays it is more important than ever, to know what protection software you have installed on your PC. With all the new malware attacks multiplying at an alarming rate, it doesn’t take much to fall victim to one, mistaking it as an update for your existing protection. These rogue softwares will attempt to fool you into downloading & installing it on your PC or it could even self-install. You may already have been attacked or know of someone who has been with fraudulent (fake) protection alerts, pop ups, prompts for payment and to run system scans. Once you run a system scan, the fake program will display false positives.
False positives warn that you’ve been infected with known real threats, even though your PC is not really infected with what is stated. It’s designed as a scare tactic, to compel you to pay money to make these perceived issues all go away. The program will then inundate you with pop ups and prompts to pay for the fake protection program, conning you out of your money.
One way to combat such nasty issues is to use one of the best free software programs out there, called Malwarebytes. An IT Professional friend of mine swears that it’s the best free program to come along in 10 years! There’s a free version, which is all you need, and a paid version for real-time protection, but I wouldn’t bother. Free is all you need. Free. That sounds good doesn’t it? Even if you are not currently experiencing PC problems, I’d still highly recommend you to install and run this program once a week minimum as a preventive maintenance practice. I use it myself, I use it at work, with family and friends. You won’t regret it!