How easy it can be to be fooled into installing a Rogue aka Ransomware

By | February 3, 2014
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The most pernicious threat most of us face is an attack by a Rogue /Ransomware (fake anti-virus or security software). Once it tricks you into installing it, your computer will be held hostage until you pay a ransom — or figure out a way to remove it yourself. Once a Rogue gets control of your computer you won’t be able to get rid of it easily.

So watch how a Rogue attack happens, how easily it can be to be fooled into believing these Rogues are real security programs. The video below comes from Invincea – who makes software for the enterprise and small businesses. Emsisoft provides similar protection from Rogues and Ransomware for home users.

Watch the video now…we hope it helps you understand how easily it can be to be fooled into installing a Rogue:

4 thoughts on “How easy it can be to be fooled into installing a Rogue aka Ransomware

  1. Patti

    Omigosh, I get that one all the time. I just turn my computer completely off, and then restart it.

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  2. Patti

    PS …… Come to think of it, why isn’t my Emsisoft blocking it or warning me ????

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  3. Jo

    I was looking for a website for my granddaughter called learnedoddysey.com or something like that, but I typed it wrong and all of a sudden a window came up that said my medial player need to be updated. I fell for it. My thundercloud.net homepage turned into some Yahoo homepage and I finally had to do a “system restore” to go back to normal. You have to be really careful. I’m just glad I caught it before I did a full install of it. It did a lot of damage and wasn’t even fully setup. I tried to go to control panel but couldn’t find it. Also this other little box kept coming up called “name it” or something like that. You have to be careful anytime something comes up that says you need to update.

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