You’re working at your computer when all of a sudden – BAM! – you get a pop-up that claims your PC is infected with a virus. It advises you to “click here” to run a scan or install antivirus software. DON’T DO IT! This is a common tactic used by hackers to get you to click and download a virus. 

NOTE: We would NEVER deliver that type of pop-up to you!

The safest thing to do is close your web browser; do not click on the “X”, “Close” or “Cancel” button in the pop-up or on the site. Clicking on anything on the page or pop-up will trigger a virus download. If the browser won’t close, launch your task manager (hold “Control + Alt + Delete” on PC or “Command + Option + Esc” on Mac) and close the browser or application from there. Next, notify your IT department so they can scan your computer network for malicious content. 

Don’t have an IT MSP protecting your business network? Contact us at 914-934-9775 and ask how you can get cyber security for your business. We offer the latest and strongest cyber security solutions available, and understand the unique challenges businesses face when implementing cyber security measures for their sensitive data.