Beware Windows 7 Recovery Virus


May 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon Police Department is warning computer users to avoid a internet security program which will actually put your computer and potentially your financial information, at risk. Officials say an Audubon resident recently experienced a case of fraud, when she downloaded a “Windows 7 Recovery” program, which she thought was real.

The program ended-up serving as a means for a “Trojan Horse” virus to be introduced into her computer. The program appeared on her screen and indicated she needed to download the program to speed-up her computer’s performance.

When downloaded, the program creates connection problems and may disrupt a computer’s hard drive performance if not dealt with soon enough. Officials say the download also requires the user to buy the program by way of a credit or debit card, which can put the user’s financial information at risk.