Tag: malware

After over 10 years, OnGuard Online is moving to a new home. Like any move, it’s bittersweet. But don’t worry, this isn’t goodbye.OnGuardOnline.gov is moving to the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer information site. At FTC...

If you own a computer, you’ve probably seen this message before: Java Update Available. You know that leaving outdated software on your computer can make it more vulnerable to viruses and malware, so you’ve always agreed to the updates....

Does your internet browser ever display ads that just seem wrong — for example, an inappropriate ad on a kid’s website, an ad that blocks content on the page, or an ad on a government site? It might look something like this:Unwanted...

El software malicioso, también conocido como programa malicioso o malware, contiene virus, spyware y otros programas indeseados que se instalan en su computadora, teléfono o aparato móvil sin su consentimiento. Estos programas pueden colapsar el...

Got a question about a product or an account from a big-name online retailer that makes you want to speak directly to their customer service representative? What do you do first? Go to their website, of course. Can’t find a phone number there...

You wouldn’t leave your house keys in the door, would you? Of course not — most people keep their homes and cars locked and secured at all times. If not, someone could get in and steal your belongings and personal information.So why...

Let’s be honest: I spend more time playing games on my smart phone than talking on it. Our phones have become our family photo albums, personal gaming systems, calendars, encyclopedias, navigators, and instant messengers. If you can think of...

Thanks to emails and calls from people who sensed something wasn’t right, we’ve heard that an FTC imposter scam we’ve written about before is back. The email tells you there’s a complaint against your business, and wants...

Your email’s been hacked — what do you do? brightcove.createExperiences();Your computer’s been hijacked by malware — how do you get it back? brightcove.createExperiences();If you’re not sure where to start...

The email says it’s a court notice from the Bureau of Defaulters Agency-FTC with your arrest warrant record attached. It says you’ve ignored their efforts to contact you, so now your Social Security number is on hold by the federal...

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