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Ken Harthun
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February 20, 2009 - 11:50 pm
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Got scareware? If you've ever seen a notice pop up on your screen like the one below, you've seen it. Hopefully, you weren't fooled by it because the message is completely bogus. If you click "Remove all threats now," you'll actually be infected with even more malware. In fact, if you click any button at all on the message--even the X--you're in trouble. This stuff can be tough to clean up and you may need professional help if you get a bad case of it.

[img:23v0g8vo]http://http.cdnlayer.com/itke/blogs.dir/36/files/2009/02/fakealert3.jpg[/img:23v0g8vo]

The first step in preventing infection is to learn more about the threat. Check out [url=http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/security-corner/scareware-using-fear-deception-to-dupe-consumers/:23v0g8vo]Scareware

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