Today's Daily Cyber Security Tip

Beware of Rogue Anti-Virus Software

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rogue software or "scareware" is fake antivirus or security software. Bad guys usually try to get you to install it by generating a pop-up window as you surf the web. The "updates" or "alerts" in the pop-up windows call for you to take some sort of action, such as clicking to install the software, accept recommended updates, or remove unwanted viruses or spyware. When you click, the rogue security software downloads to your computer.

Take Microsoft's Real vs. Rogue quiz to help you tell if a security warning is from your real antivirus software or from rogue security.

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