Global Virus Alert! ZoneAlarm's Scare Tactics

Tagged: Anti-Virus, ZoneAlarm, Software, Technology
Source: Jared Maynard - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 44 weeks ago

Warning you have a virus that robs your identity, steals your bank account passwords and sleeps with your wife! It's to bad you are cheap and only use our free anti-virus software.

"Check Point Software Technologies, purveyor of the popular ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite, has copied a chilling page from the scum it claims to fight. Hundreds of ZoneAlarm customers report that they've been presented with a warning dialog that claims, "Global Virus Alert / Your PC may be in danger!... Threat Name: ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq ... is a new Trojan virus that steals banking passwords and financial account data. Your ZoneAlarm Free Firewall provides basic protection, but this new threat requires additional security." | more

 

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Anonymous

HA HA HA, we lookin fo dat virus, we gon find it!

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Windows 7 is still based on Windows Vista. Other than that, it's up to you to keep Windows and all your programs patched and updated.

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hide your childeren hide your wife hide yourself becuase there is a virus out there :p

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GraysonPeddie wrote:I used Microsoft Security Essentials for me. It's very light weight, very minimal in resources, and it does not get in my way. Of course, I have not had a virus in my Windows Vista machine.

Since I've had Windows 7 I've not had any viruses either. Every now and then I find something bad lurking in my cookies, but that's about it these days. Makes me wonder if it's more important to have an updated OS than an Anti-Virus scanner.

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I used Microsoft Security Essentials for me. It's very light weight, very minimal in resources, and it does not get in my way. Of course, I have not had a virus in my Windows Vista machine.

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LOL