Get Safe Online week
article compiled by steve

The campaign group called Get Safe Online has found that a quarter of people they questioned had received calls about their anti-virus software.

They were being cold called by people selling fake anti-virus software.
After agreeing to purchasing the software, the customer then found out ther cards had been used without their knowledge.

The software is infact malicious ‘scareware’ that, once installed, compromises computers so that the criminals can steal personal information.

The study also found that nearly 50% of surfers have seen fake pop-up windows claiming that their computer has been infected, prompting them to download anti-virus software.

The research has been released for the start of Get Safe Online Week which runs from 15 to 19 November.

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