I always like it when the real internet pros agree with me. (JK) When I agree with THEM before they say it. Such is how to get rid of fake anti-virus software which I discovered a few years ago when I got some STD that tried to hold my computer hostage until I paid them thirty bucks.
Now comes my favorite How-To-GEEK SITE walking you through IDENTIFYING malware, and STOPPING IT DEAD before it installs, and REMOVING it with SuperAntiSpyware, a freeware program I offer on my Best of the Web Tech page.
Here's the walk through from HOW-TO-GEEK... which landed in my EMAILbox this morning, since I subscribe to him.
You might be wondering why we have a screenshot of what appears to be AVG Anti-Virus, but is in fact a fake anti-virus malware that holds your computer hostage until you pay them. Here’s a really simple tip to defeating these types of malware, and a quick review of other options.
By the way, my Internet's been slowing to a crawl lately, especially on that piece of shit Internet Explorer. Even on 3 different computers. I have two pieces of advice.
1. Quit using Internet Explorer. Instead download both Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Decide which you like. I'm fairly sure you'll settle on Mozilla because it's full featured, even tho Google Chrome is stripped and so faster than both of them. Download Links, naturally on my Best of the Web Tech page, where I also post many Geek Tips and Tricks. (Microsoft's always fixing IE. Weekly. Be sure to have your MS Automatic Updates on, maybe set for Sunday night at Midnight and leave your PC on all night JUST THAT ONE night of the week.)