Everybody loves free stuff on the web but once in a while, well, most of the time that is, we get duped for something that describes itself to be a free virus/malware removal tool ending up with more malware and viruses. These scams are all over the internet with many still falling for their lure of being what else, FREE.
These tools have flooded the internet and even with common knowledge that it is best to trust only programs and offers from reputable brands, many still fall victim. They can either be anti-virus or malware removal tools that are being offered as swift response to remove them from your computer system.
Big names in the Anti-virus and Malware removal development industry have known about this and they even advice that one not to trust programs even from them that are not from their own secure sites. Though they produce some of the most sophisticated virus removal and repair software but who knows what can be done if a hidden script was run while downloading their programs from unauthorized sites. McAfee, Symantec, Kaspersky are some of the most successful developers of such software that have stood the test of time. Even they are finding it hard to remove and repair the damage done by such malicious code due to the many forms and strains they are taking.
Sites that offer them without the authorization of the developer can include malicious code within the download causing more damage than you started with. For someone who depends totally on a computer system, it would be best to subscribe or purchase a virus/malware protection software which are now evolving into security systems that are customized based on a user’s needs. One can purchase them out of the box at computer retail stores or order and download them straight from their secure sites once subscriptions are done. Old software is available for renewal or discounted for re-purchase of newer versions which gives you the latest protection available based on their development. Updates are usually done online and can be done automatically is configured to do so. So to best protect yourself from identity theft, Intrusion, virus damage and malware damage install one right away for if you remain open to attack no one knows what could happen.
[tags]Computer Viruses, malware, Free Tools[/tags]