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Don't fall prey to these FAKE fix-it and anti-virus programs on the Internet

At Lake County Websites and Computer Repair, we see quite a few computers with varying degrees of malware. Some computers have actual Trojan and other troublesome viruses whereas some have what we call junkware.

Most people inadvertently download these addon programs while downloading other software. These programs can be very annoying, popping up and preventing us from doing our work. They can also slow down a computer considerably by using up the computer’s resources.

We have seen some computers that come in the shop with over 20 junkware programs that were downloaded. Most of these, the customer was unaware that they were on their computer.

Below is a picture of a fake anti-virus program that will do more harm than good to your computer.

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