Computer Courage deals with a wide array of spyware and viruses every day, but seldom do they make us laugh like this one. We recently came across this little gem of a desktop wallpaper in a virus-infected computer.
The full text reads:
Your’re in danger! Your computer is infected with spyware!
All you do with computer is stored forever in your hard disk. When you visit sites, send emails… all your actions are logged. And it is impossible to remove them with standard tools. Your data is still available for forensics. and in some cases
For your boss, your friends, your wife, your children. Every site you or somebody or even something, like spyware, opened in your browsers, with all the images, and all the downloaded and maybe later removed movies or mp3 songs – ARE STILL THERE and could break you life!
Secure yourself right now! Remove all spyware form your PC!”
Fabulous stuff. Someone, somewhere with enough skills to write a functioning computer virus actually got this thing off the ground, and somehow my customer managed to pick it up! It should also be noted that they are The Print Shop user – a good old school program.
Viruses and spyware are usually no laughing matter. Many of them attempt to mimic antivirus programs in an attempt to extort money from you. Don’t be fooled. If you think you have a virus, contact us to learn more about how to protect yourself. You can also read some of our relevant posts:
Computer Courage Antivirus Guide – What Are Viruses and Spyware