MCC Daily Tribune Archive

Spot Fake Software

We've all seen the pop-up windows telling us that our PC is infected with a virus or other malware (malicious Software). But the real malware can be that free software and the free offer to fix your PC. Those ads and warnings can be fake, and you’ll do more damage to your PC and the security of your personal information if you fall for the offers. That fake software can itself install malware, or at least snatch personal information from your PC and send it to the bad guys.

This cyber-security tip is brought to you by the ETS: Cyber Security Awareness Program.

Donna Pogroszewski
Communications and Network Services