There’s been a big jump on the number of infected machines recently. I’m not particularly sure why, … maybe the cost of maintaining a regular updates of virus definitions is too much work or too costly for some folks? What ever the case, if you think you’ve been infected, don’t give up and buy the software in that pop up window!!! Instead, check out the Microsoft Safety Scanner. It’s a free tool and there’s no need to put your credit card info. Download and run! Couldn’t get any simpler!
*And if you’re looking for a free virus scanner for your home, check out the MS Security Essentials. They get updated with Windows Update so there’s nothing to maintain.