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The Elliquian Herald & Post
Issue 74 (Autumn) ~ August thru October 2017

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Author Topic: Anti Virus tip from a friend  (Read 814 times)

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Offline OreoTopic starter

Anti Virus tip from a friend
« on: October 07, 2010, 02:23:56 AM »
Who would have thought they would use your own software against you?  Fake Browser Warning
After reading the article I have come to the conclusion it would be all around safer to 'never click a pop up'. If you see a pop up for something you use, open the program in your computer and run a search for updates from there.

Offline Oniya

Re: Anti Virus tip from a friend
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 08:46:27 AM »
Amusingly enough:  'Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window.'


Offline OreoTopic starter

Re: Anti Virus tip from a friend
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 07:15:28 AM »
That is ironic.  XD

Offline Haibane

Re: Anti Virus tip from a friend
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 07:44:52 AM »
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"In reality, no browser offers its users security updates from its anti-malware warning screen."
If you keep your wits about you, you can always spot the fakes.

Like Paypal will never send you an e-mail to reconfirm your details, nor will your bank e-mail you telling you your account has been frozen and "in to re-access it, send us your security data."

Whenever anything unexpected pops up on your screen in any program, do not panic. Stay calm, read it and then make a rational decision. If necessary, phone a friend (or use another PC to do a search). Sadly these scams work because a small percentage of people will always click the button.

Offline OreoTopic starter

Re: Anti Virus tip from a friend
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 07:49:16 AM »
I know. My hubby got a virus last month from clicking what he thought was our Avira updater. I ended up taking it back to factory specs as it is used for nothing but surfing the net. I know how easily the pop ups can fool you.