PING. PING. There’s a pop-up on your screen.
**Virus Warning – click here to remove**
You suspect it is fake but what if it isn’t?
DON’T CLICK THE POP-UP, DON’T CLICK THE POP-UP, DON’T CLICK THE POP-UP.
(Really, don’t click the pop-up because this is often how malware is downloaded.)
When a virus warning pops up on your screen, it's important to take action to protect your computer and personal information. Here are some steps you should take:
1. Close the warning message by clicking the "X" in the corner of the window, using your Task Manager to force it to close, or by pressing Alt + F4 on your keyboard.
2. Then call us (406-252-1872/866-293-9359) to check that things are as they should be. We’ll calm that nagging suspicion and make sure there are no unexpected intruders The sooner you call, the less likely any damage will be done.
It only takes one person to click a link in a scam email to open the door to a possible disaster.
The consequences of hackers gaining access to your organization’s data could be devastating, and a frightening number of companies end up going out of businesses following a cyber-attack.