darl3A old scam is still going around, affecting Windows computers only.  Named 'Scare Ware' it is sent to computer users via email.

 

Virginia News Source Technical Editor Darl Anderson said he has been receceiving this malicious program for more than a year.  It tells the recepient there is a problem with the computer's registry and offers to fix it.

 

It is when you give it the OK that it seizes control of your computer, freezing it up.  Then it offers a fix, which, as you click from screen to screen (you can only go to the virus' web page) continues to esclate in price and never fixes the problem.

 

Read Anderson's explanation of this Scare Ware on the Talkin' Tech blog.


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