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Fake AntiVirus Warnings Are Infecting Computers With a Virus
ALERT - Dangerous computer malware
CryptoLocker is dangerous, malicious computer software that encrypts your data files (word, powerpoint, pictures, music, videos, etc.). The nefarious individuals then hold your data for ransom and try to extort money from you.
Learn more about this risk and how to protect yourself here - http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/safety-and-security/computer-viruses-fraud/computer-viruses/cryptolocker-dangerous-ransomware
A prevalent new fake antivirus alert called "Internet Security 2012" is wreaking havoc across the Internet and has affected many in the OSU community. Ironically, clicking on the alert itself can infect your computer. Learn how to protect yourself here.