Infected with Rogue Security Software?

Over the last couple of weeks, we have had a large number of calls regarding rogue security software. But what is rogue security software? Rogue security software is a form of malware which either misleads you into buying software to remove an infection or installs other malware. Below are just some examples of the rogue security software in action:

Fake Antivirus Protection

Rogue Antivirus Protection warning

As you can see they look quite convincing, however they are easy to spot. They are often full of spelling mistakes and keep alerting you of problems until you proceed with the ‘fix’. In the worst case scenario they can even cripple your computer and will not allow you to use it.

If you think are you infected with a rogue security software package, we can help you. Not only will we examine your system to see if you are infected, we will remove the threat, perform system optimisation to improve the performance of your computer, but we will also advice you on steps you can take to keep you safe online.

We are believers in prevention is the best protection, and we recommend the use of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware comes in two versions; the free version and the professional version. The free version gives you basic protection, allowing you to scan your computer for infections manually. The professional version is where Malwarebytes Anti-Malware becomes extremely powerful. Not only can you schedule it the scan your computer automatically, but you can also configure it to provide real-time protection, which helps stop harmful software from installing on to your computer.

If you would like us to install and configure Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or even want some advice on staying safe online, give us a call on 01543 889 444 and we will be happy to help.

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