25 April 2008
The internet is a great place for fraudsters to con naive computers users by appealing to their fears and desires.
Fake/fraudulent anti-malware (anti-virus, anti-spyware etc.) applications have been around for a long time and we see a regular influx of new variants. More recently we?ve seen a variation on this theme that targets current fears over identity theft. These applications typically arrive as follows: the user is browsing the internet and a popup browser Window claims that the user?s system is compromised or may be compromised and the user is coerced into downloading and running an executable file with the promise of a free scan and/or solution. When the fake application is run on a clean computer it finds non-existent threats and then offers to remove them from the computer if the user pays for the full version.
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?