Remember those annoying pop-up security alerts?

Remember “scareware”? Those flashing, annoying pop-ups that looked like Windows security alerts, suggesting you had a virus on your computer? They were scams. If you clicked on it, you were directed to purchase and download fake security software called ‘Winfixer’ or ‘AntiVirus 2008’ or ‘VirusRemover 2008.’ They were malware or spyware, and sometimes damaged your …

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