Beware of scareware

Halloween may be long over, but scammers are always up to their old tricks. Scareware, as the name might suggest, is designed to scare users into navigating to malicious websites. Scareware convinces you to download software that you don’t need, promising that it’ll fix a virus you don’t have. Some scams even say your job, marriage or life are at risk. If you get annoying pop-ups that contain similar warnings, you’ve obtained scareware. Here’s how to remove it in three ways:

  • Use Ctrl-Alt-Delete
  • End the scareware in task manager
  • Hard shutdown your computer