Another fraud and fake antivirus software calling itself ‘Secure Bit’ is intending to fraudulently get users’ money after it convinces them that their computer is infected with viruses. In case the user is not cooperating meanwhile with the demands, the software program locks the screen.
This anti-virus software pretender combines two strategies for fraud – the fake anti-virus software along with a malware that supposedly locks the screen to be able to make the victim pay money to unlock. When user installs this free “anti-virus” software it immediately notifies the fact that the security level of the computer/laptop is low and which they are required to call for professional support to address the found “threats”. At this stage, pop-ups are opened notifying the daunting overall number of threats found.
If for example the victim is not cooperating within the next certain time, the software program locks the screen, does not have to permit the user to complete any action and claims that this computer is infected and also that with a purpose to regain control over the machine they really should call the posted contact number. Speaking with “support representative” of Secure Bit reveals that a payment of $49.99 is a requisite in an effort to eliminate the “infected” files and restore control of the computer to the owners. Although removing this threat is comparatively simple, many users don’t recognize it’s actually a scam and may even agree to pay the payoff.
Fake anti-virus software were more common within the years of 2008 to 2011. In twenty ten it was actually some of the most common threat across the globe with hundreds and hundreds attacks per day, but even today you will notice lots and lots of such attacks each single day. Some of the most common one was ‘Antivirus 2010’, which has been installed on an incredible number of computers all over the world but its particular creators were estimated revenue of countless dollars.
In order to avoid this scam or similar scams we recommend to make use of only reliable software manufactured by companies recognized and reputable and definitely not be influenced to install software program of unknown provenance. Go carefully when you are working on companies which use strategies for cowing to attempt to sell you their product.