Free downloads, free scans, free trials – all these things are free. Or are they?
Be careful where you download things, and know exactly what you’re downloading. Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are becoming common.
Download sites are just too risky these days – unless there is no way to avoid them. Even then, be very careful in your selections.
Deleting Facebook won’t help, so I’ll look at more general approaches to removing Potentially Unwanted Programs that are, effectively, malware.
If you bought it you can, and should, save it. Even if it is just a downloaded installation .exe file and activation code.
There are a number of steps you can take to help determine if an unfamiliar utility is safe.
Cancelling a suspicious download in progress typically prevents any part of the download from impacting your machine. Unfortunately there are still a few problems we should look out for.