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Save money and protect your PC and identity!

Once again, there are many technically savvy people who invest their time to steal your identity or just infect your computer.  This morning another example came up.

A friend’s Facebook post showed…

This is by far the coolest application out there. It lets you know who is visiting your profile and how many times they have. I love it!

If you followed the link, it takes you to another fake site that looks JUST like Facebook and asks for your userID and password.  From the comments on the page, it appears to install a trojan or other malware on your PC.  Three suggestions for you:

1) Install and RUN a good anti-spyware program.  If you dont have one, check out Ad-Aware.  It’s highly rated and FREE!  Here is an excerpt of the review at download.com:

One of the first applications built to find and remove malware and spyware, Ad-Aware’s reputation is well-justified. The latest version continues the publisher’s tradition of adroitly addressing user concerns, but isn’t yet perfect.

2) Install and run a good anti-virus program – see a prior post for a review of the three free Anti-Virus programs.

3) Be careful giving out your personal info, especially look at the location (URL) of the web site!  An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure!

Let us know if you have questions or comments!  Hope this helps you… one small way to say thanks!

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