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Scammers are stealing your personal information. Let us help you fight back!
"Why does my computer run so slow?"
Scammers are using your computer against you. Viruses and spyware can take many forms on a computer, from annoying adware to very malicious identity stealers and data destroyers. All of these pieces of software run hidden programs on the computer in the background that can be hard to detect. Many of these programs eat up your memory, disk space and your CPU processing cycles, leaving less room to run real applications. Simply adding RAM memory or hard drive space won't solve the problem unless the real problem is removed first.
A good antivirus can help remove the nasty programs running on the computer, but some of the more sophisticated viruses can detect and hide from antivirus applications or even disable them. Special tools are needed to get through this advanced behavior. Some of the worst viruses can't be removed at all without removing the hard drive from the computer and scanning it offline.
"How did I get infected? I don't go to "THOSE KINDS" of websites"
Scammers have wised up. These days, you can pick up a nasty virus on a website that doesn't seem to be one of "those kinds" of places. Many sites that seem perfectly legitimate can be host to nasty spyware that can get into your computer and leave you compromised. Even sites that claim to speed up your PC for free are often scams that will steal your money and personal information. These scams are not targeted at any one type of computer user. Anyone from younger kids to older grandparents can be a target.
"What are they doing with my personal information?"
Scammers love to make money. They most common way is by extorting users with scare tactics like "The NSA knows what you did. Give us $300" or "Send us $250 by MoneyGram to unlock your data". These scams cause worried users to pay up to avoid losing their data or getting in trouble. But it's all a ruse. The money goes to the scammers and the poor user is left with a broken PC.
In extreme cases, scammers can use malicious software to access your identity directly. If they get a hold of a bank account, Social Security Number, or Credit Card info, they can run away with hundreds or thousands of hard earned dollars before anyone notices.
"How I can keep this from happening again?"
The truth is, there's no magic bullet. While good virus protection keeps you safe from the vast majority of danger, scammers are highly motivated to get around even the most sophisticated security. They will try to trick you into installing malicious software, giving out your PayPal information, or even giving them information over the phone.
The best way to augment your virus protection software is with a good education. A solid One-Two Punch of good antivirus software and the knowledge of what the dangerous stuff looks like and what kinds of places to avoid can help keep your computer and information secure and protected.
Let us educate you on proper online security etiquette that savvy computer users employ to keep themselves and their data safe!
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