Computer Systems, Service and Repairs

Malware Tip Of The Day – Website Popup Alerts

Website Popup Alerts – Web Popup alerts falsely tell the user that their machine is infected with a virus or has some other problem that needs to be fixed. The user will click on the alert and either be asked to install the software (really malware in disguise) that is purported to fix the problem or a “drive-by” download will be initiated.Do not click or engage with the popup window. In the example attached, do not click on the “Pause” or “Stop” buttons.
Close the window by either closing the browser completely or through the (x) in the upper right corner of the window.