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How to recognize fake antivirus alerts
Posted by Brian Calkins, Last modified by Brian Calkins on December 06 2012 01:43 PM

Please read this article in the link provided below if you are concerned about Malware that produces fake antivirus alerts.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/antivirus-rogue.aspx

Some things to be aware of on your desktop or laptop with Windows XP or Windows 7:

1) You should have our antivirus software, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, installed and any messages that this software gives you can be trusted.

2) Any messages you may see from Adobe or Java are typically regarding updates that you may need for their respective applications or browser plug-ins. You may notice alerts or messages to update Java, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Mozilla Firefox, or Windows updates. These are all trusted programs that we install on your computers by default.


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