Fake positive infections are becoming a growing security threat within themselves across the cyber community today.? A fake positive is any warning or advisor that flashes a pop-up or message that claims your computer is infected with a virus or malware,? but in reality, you’re not under attack from the accused infection.
The security threat behind a false positive is not the actual detection of something that is “not a threat” but the consequences of following through with the proposed fixes to these problems.? Most of these false positives will recommend removal through free software (which will lead you to download more infections) or software that charges small to large fees to get control back of your computer.
If you’ve ever seen a false positive or think you might have one, read further about the dangers of false security reports and how to deal with them.
The dangers of false security reports is the window it opens up for other infections.? It can allow other programs to download and install onto your computer, such as a key logger, which will log the keystrokes you type on your machine and send them back to a 3rd party to be used at the disposal of the creator.? Have you ever done some online shopping?? File your taxes on the computer or send some sensitive data for work on your last login?? Be prepared to be at a significant identity theft risk if you give into these security threats.
Be careful when a separate website tries to convince you that your computer is infected…it is separate and cannot see your main hard drive so how can it tell you that your PC is infected?
I highly recommend daily scanning from free alternatives such as AVG AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.? If you are questioning whether any result that pops up from surfing on a website or something that comes up on your computer screen…seek help before you take action.
If you still need convincing, try this article on for size.? Let us know what you think.