According to the antivirus company “Cyber Defender”, there is a new tactic that Malware creators are beginning to use to get your money. The new method involves you using your phone and using the SMS service to text a number to the malware creator which in turn pays them. Also, like most other malware, paying them does not remove the malware from your computer.
Cyber Defender has said this new malware has taken the form of many reputable antivirus protection companies. They have seen installers that appear to be from Norton, McAfee, and Avast just to name a few. So if you are confronted with this new attack do NOT send them a SMS, you’ll just be wasting your money.
Supposedly if you just click cancel when the installer comes up it will cancel the “installation” and will not continue to prompt you to buy it like most other fake antiviruses. If you have this happen to you I would still highly recommend bringing your computer in and having us check for a virus/malware, especially if you do nay purchase or online banking on your machine…you can never be too safe.