Beware security suites bearing gifts

padlock1.jpgConsidering it’s the season of good will to all, some sneaky devils are adamant on spoiling it for everyone, according to Sunbelt software. The company is warning users of the rise of computer software masquerading as legitimate security software.

According to the firm, certain sites are able to trick users into paying for applications that are actually ineffective at securing their computer and could even contain malicious viruses or malware themselves. The company has seen incidences of bogus software (much of which comes from the same companies and is simply rebranded) increase in the run-up to Christmas and warn that it could represent a continued threat throughout the new year. Our advice is to stick to programs like Norton Internet Security, Panda Antivirus (or AVG if you’re on a tight budget) in order to tackle potential attacks

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