Virusresponselab2009 Is A Clear And Present Danger
Virusresponselab2009 belongs to a class of malware called rogue antispyware. Basically, the low down on rogue antispyware is that it is malware disguised as an antispyware program. This one specifically pretends to be an antivirus program.
Rogue programs have essentially two ways that they catch their prey. The first is kind of ironic really. Rogue antispyware will sometimes lie in wait on pornographic sites, or can be transmitted by peer to peer (P2P) file sharing, or downloading pirated software. In short, it exploits users that tend to exploit the Internet. It’s not my job to be a moral authority, but I will inform you that the less moral browsing habits do have real dangers attached to them.
The other primary way they transmit themselves is a full-blown scam. They target people shopping for new security software. They will show you a slick, professional looking website, complete with a free scan or trial version download. While many legitimate security software websites present this same offer to users on their sites, it is a universal feature of these websites to have these offers, along with dubious claims such as “as seen on TV.” Of course, the last thing you want to do is actually try their product. Then again, you may have been directed to this website because you were nabbed elsewhere.
At any rate, wherever the scan starts, the scam scan will start counting “infected files” on your computer. What it’s really counting is your temporary internet files. This can make the situation look pretty desperate, as this can look like you have hundreds of infections on your computer. Now that this program has you good and scared, it will tell you that it can get rid of your massive infection if you buy the premium or registered version of the software. It won’t let you leave to look for other options, either. It’s like being mugged in the park.
Of course, you don’t want to buy the registered or premium version. You will get a substandard program at best. You will most likely get more spyware for your money. At worst, you will lose all the money on your credit card as your identity gets stolen.
There is a way out of this, though. Push the power button and turn your computer off. This will at least get you out of the emergency situation. Now you need to get a real antispyware program, not some bogus bully.
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