Information about Malware, Viruses, and Spyware

The bad guys are very clever. They will make free games, screen savers, coupon tool bars, and free programs that promise to “fix” your computer, and lace them with infectious material. Why? It’s almost always financially motivated. For example, a coupon toolbar that promises to save someone thousands also contains a fake anti-virus program that attempts to trick one into believing that they have hundreds of problems with their PC that legitimately do not exist. According to the program, when one purchases the software, everything returns back to normal. Just enter the credit card information. We greatly discourage this.