| By Woody Leonhard |
Malicious applications posing as antivirus software are not new, but they’re more common than ever — and more sophisticated.
They pop up on your screen, warning you that your system is infected with all kinds of viruses. It’s true, your PC is infected — but the infection is the warning, itself.
Fortunately, there are excellent tools for eliminating this growing threat. In Ryan Russell’s companion piece, “Tools for safely removing rogue anti-malware,” you will find out how to safely remove these malicious apps.
Rogue anti-malware — many names, many disguises
The other night my brother called with upsetting news.
“My XP computer has 37 viruses on it. How do I get rid of them?”