AVG users: It’s time to update to the new version, 9.0…!
November 2009 — If you’re using AVG as your antivirus, you’ve probably seen some popup windows appearing lately telling you that it’s now time to “upgrade” your AVG antivirus.
In this post, I will tell you how to get the new free version of AVG. And we’ll also run through how to update if you’re using the paid version.
First, though, a few words on the current antivirus (and virus) situation in general.
What it Takes to Really Fix a Virus-Laden Computer
“Click here for the scan you computer.”
I just got off the phone with a woman who told me she had a computer that was probably well-infected with viruses and other malware, and she wanted to know how much it would cost to fix it.
When I told her the likely cost, she said, “Okay, thank you,” and hung up.
Now I’m sure that Tina will find somebody to do the job (sort of) for less than I typically charge for a job of this type.
And she’ll probably get about what she paid for.
Or, maybe not.
Viruses Redirect Google Searches to Annoying Ads
One of this year’s big adware scams has been redirecting search engine results to advertising sites.
For example, you do a Google search for “cell phones.” The first search result provides a link for a major cell phone company.
Only when you click on the link, you get an advertising site instead, trying to sell you something. After all, buying some Viagra was what you really had in mind when you searched for info on a cell phone, isn’t it?