If you are concerned with computer security, you really should read the this article on IT World. It describes the process of how familiar web sites you may be going to become compromised by criminal gangs to spread spyware and malware.
If your shields are completely up, the last trick in the book is to show you an Internet Explorer pop-up window that is designed to look like a security program warning to trick you into clicking on a link and downloading the malware program yourself. You need to know the name of your security programs, and look to see if the security warning messages are truly from the one on your computer, or just a clever fake.Share
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