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Prevent fake security or anti-virus pop-up messages

Fake security pop-up messages are more common on computers nowadays.  It might be in the form of attempting to have you install anti-virus software or go to a site to run a free spyware scan.  Whatever the message, do not fall for these fake messages otherwise known as spyware hoaxes.

Instead of providing you legitimate security against threats, it will instead install a virus or infultrate your system with spyware.  If you see such a pop-up appear, just click on the top-right “X” of the box to close it.  You should not start tweaking with pop-up settings in Internet Explorer since you may mistakenly over-protect your computer to prevent many sites from opening.  You should contact a computer repair specialist to remove any of your computer infections.

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