A fake antivirus is a special type of virus. It gets on you machine and rather than hide it declares openly that it it there. They produce an almost constant stream of pop up messages telling you how your computer is infected. On the surface it seems like the worst virus ever created, but then it asks for your money. The goal is simple for the virus, give me your credit card info and I go away… Maybe. Often on top of the pop up messages you will also have some features of your computer disabled, such as internet access or program use. If you get one of these viruses call us and we can get rid of it. Most importantly though, don’t give it your credit card.