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Ransom-Ware not only infecting PCs but conning people out of money

A new version of scareware has just infected the internet with a new way of conning people into believing their files are corrupted and then charging them to “repair” the files.  The new Trojan W32/DatCrypt once installed on a computer infects Mircrosoft Office, music and video files.  They are then encrypted by the scareware.  This fools the owner of the PC into believing their files are damaged.

A window then pops up that looks like Microsoft Windows software offering to fix the problem.  Once this is downloaded and installed it only “fixes” one file and then asks for $89.95 before “fixing” the rest of the files.

How can I help prevent it?

Our advice is to block pop ups and ensure your PC is updated and fully protected.  If you should get an error message pop up like this to seek advice. Also make sure you always have up-to-date anti-virus software.  Most of the respected companies like eSet and Symantec now know about this program and the latest versions of their software will prevent it infecting your PC.

What is scareware?

Scareware is scam software with often limited or no benefit at all.  It is sold to consumers via unethical marketing. Often the selling approach is designed to cause shock, anxiety or the perception of a genuine threat.  This in turn generally directs the user to a site to purchase the necessary removal tools or software. If you want more information then click here.

Prolateral can help you

If you think you have been infected by a virus, spyware, malware, or scareware and need help then give us a call. Prolateral Consulting is an IT Security company specialising in the protection of your computer systems. Prolateral is solution partners with Symantec and eSet to help provide you the best of breed solution that is tailored to fit your business requirement.  Together with proFilter, Prolateral's first rate anti-spam and anti-phishing email filter we have the complete solution.

About Prolateral

Prolateral Consulting is in business to put your organisation back in control of your own Information Technology, specialising in information and messaging security, computer forensic services, and disaster recovery planing.

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