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Nearly every time I look at my customers’ computers, I see software that doesn’t look quite right. One such program that appears legit to the layman computer user is MY PC BACKUP. MY PC BACKUP has amazing looking pop ups that appear legit. But, there are three serious red flags to this “legit-looking” software that you need to be aware:
· The program produced an enormous number of pop-ups, even from the moment the computer booted up.
· It kept insisting the user activate and pay for the complete version.
· The program self-installed.
What does it mean by self-installed? In layman’s terms: the program installed on the users’ computers without their consent or knowledge. If you ever come across a program you know you didn’t install yourself, the safest assumption to make is that it’s a spyware type of program or a virus.
Keep in mind that MY PC BACKUP isn’t the only type of spyware to just automatically appear on a computer. I have seen numerous spyware programs that secretly install. Therefore, if you notice anything out of the ordinary – something that makes changes to your search engine or Internet browser homepage, you can rest assured that something isn’t quite right within your computer.
Many Antivirus Programs Lack Initial Recognition Of Virus-Related Changes: How To Know If Your Computer Has Been Compromised
The worst part about these types of programs is that the majority of antivirus programs don’t recognize the initial change from being the virus – and that’s because it’s not actually a virus (despite what I may feel about a program that installs without a user’s consent to having it installed).
It’s important to note that the change you see in your homepage or the search engine preference is not the virus. Rather, it’s what will steer you toward an infected website. .I don’t trust a program that installs without a person’s knowledge and constantly asks for money. On top of that, I don’t trust a program that makes it nearly impossible for novice computer users to uninstall.
What should you do to protect yourself? The best thing you can do is constantly look at what has been installed on your computer, and this means going through the programs list within the control panel. Do you recognize the programs that are there?
There are thousands of infections throughout the Internet. Here’s one list of a minute number of rogue virus software; a second list was created for homepages, bad search engines and other spyware programs. Bear in mind that the lists contains just the recently-seen infections. If you see any program that you don’t recognize on your computer, give us a call to wipe your computer of invading viruses and spyware programs today. DME Computer Repair Services