Fake antivirus warning
Growth in malicious antivirus software.
Get Safe Online are a government backed organisation who provide free expert advice and support on how to stay safe using the internet. Get Safe Online research has revealed a quarter of the people it questioned had received cold calls from callers who offer to fix viruses, but then install software to steal personal information.
Get safe online are also warning internet users to be wary of pop ups offering virus checks. Get Safe Online is backed by the government, police forces and major businesses with a stake in internet security. With the growing amount of internet scams, spyware and malicious antivirus, Get Safe Online aims to inform internet users of the dangers of the internet.
To protect your business from malicious antivirus, only respond to alerts or calls from your antivirus or IT provider.