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Laugh in the Face of Internet Scammers

2014-11-19

The internet is a fantastic place to work, shop, learn or just hang out and have fun — but there’s a dark side too. The web attracts criminals who lurk in the shadows, waiting to pounce. The good news is that there is something you can do to avoid them.


Baidu, one of the world’s largest internet companies, has uncovered thousands of online scams through its state-of-the-art Antivirus Centre. One plot fooled people looking for a new job into downloading a malicious programme known as a botnet. This then hijacked the job-seeker’s computer, stole personal information and used the infected PC to attack other websites.


Criminals are constantly trying to get at your private data and one ploy gains access to Facebook accounts. Using a phishing scam, people are lured to a fake Facebook page where login details are scooped up and then used to spy on unsuspecting Facebook members.


Another con is to offer a service, such as a free PC video player, but bundle in a host of other hidden and unwanted programmes. This secret software changes browsers, resets homepages and infects the PC with intrusive advertising pop-ups. In addition, it allows new programmes to be added without the user’s permission and can damage PC performance.


It sounds terrifying, doesn’t it? But by installing the right antivirus software you’ll have nothing to fear. 


Baidu believes that web security is a right, not a privilege — investing in free forever, premium antivirus protection so you don’t have to. By constantly tracking and countering these threats, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, Baidu’s award-winning antivirus software keeps its 90 million users safe and secure. 


Banish the web terrors and laugh in the face of internet scammers today  http://antivirus.baidu.com/en/ .