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  • August 2008 Spyware Warning

    Posted on August 13th, 2008 Michael Drummond No comments

    Warning

    We are getting so many calls at the moment from people who have clicked on the XP Antivirus 2008 installer.  PLEASE IGNORE THIS POPUP AND USE THE X IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER OF THE BOX TO CLOSE THE WINDOW.  Then run Windows Defender and your antivirus software to remove the spyware from your computer.  This is an extremely viscious spyware and can do a lot of damage to your computer.  If you are in anyway unsure, please call Michael immediately on 1300 4 67523 or 04270 67523.

    Antivirus XP 2008

    Antivirus XP 2008 - Click for larger view

    Antivirus XP 2008 - Click for larger view

    It is always best not to click on popups, so if one pops up that you think is from one of your legitimate programs, click the X to close it, then open that program and check from there if it was a real message.  MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE OPENING WINDOWS DEFENDER, as this program also uses the castle symbol.  So many of these security warnings are actually very clever ways to infect your computer.

    And as always, DO NOT OPEN AN EMAIL MESSAGE THAT YOU DON’T RECOGNISE.  Turn off your preview pane and always instantly delete suspicious emails.  Two at the moment that are very hard to distinguish are the undelivered mail message, and the UPS package undeliverable.

    Please let everyone know

    This latest spyware threat is affecting everyone.  Please forward this message to your friends to keep their computer safe.