I spent quite a bit of time this week cleaning out a customer’s computer that had been infected by a program called “Antivirus-Gold” This program causes problems with your computer, then gives you a screen that says you have a virus and prompts you to purchase the program to get rid of it.
Don’t fall for this terrible trick! I don’t know what will happen if you do purchase the program, but this is a very un-ethical way to get you to purchase something and I wouldn’t want these people to have my credit card number.
If you do find yourself with this “Antivirus-Gold” infection, you should find a computer professional to remove it for you. It took me a long time to get rid of the program, the first few times I removed this menace, it came back as soon as I rebooted the computer.
I finally found directions that worked, but they are complicated and require quite a bit of computer knowledge. If you feel up to the challenge of removing it yourself, just go to http://www.geekstogo.com/forum and search for Antivirus-gold.