A magical visit from the software fairy (or how you just got robbed).

So there is a new icon on your desktop or some strange bar along the top on your internet browser….
You wonder if the software fairy has visited you in the middle of the night!
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Probably not; you are one of the billions that are infected by malware, spyware, adware, creepware, ransomware, etc.

If you did not intentionally load that software, or you thought you were installing something else, you are at risk for data loss or worse: Identity theft! Yes, many of these items have the potential to route data, internet traffic, key strokes (Everything you type) to the not so nice guys of the world. Even more so, they may have access to your personal information stored on your pc.malware-bell-adware
Just recently, a young lady fell prey to one these malcontent’s online. Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf found out the hard way. Her system was hacked and the hacker was able to access her webcam, using it to take private, personal pictures of her then using them to extort even more from her.

While the hacker was found and is serving time, that does not help the victim here.

Closer to home, my daughter was watching a youtube video and was infected by a rootkit that required wiping her system clean to remove.

Even PC Security, while looking official and legitimate is really the bad guys at work.
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Protect yourself, if you have even the slightest thought that your system is compromised with malicious software, get it check out NOW. The longer it is online and you are using it the greater the chances that you could be the next victim.

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