Fake virus alerts are becoming more popular among online scammers to make the unsuspecting user to buy useless applications deemed as antivirus applications or to actually infect their computers.
Here are some ways to stay secure :
- Update Windows regularly as and when updates are released.
- Update antivirus applications and use only the genuine ones. Microsoft has it’s own effective antivirus application called MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) which is free for licensed copies of Windows. Get it from here. Some other popular and free as well as reliable antivirus products are AVG and Avast.
- Avoid using shared computers for sensitive information.
A list of virus cleaning tools is offered for free by Kaspersky
. Get it from here