Beware the 'ThinkPoint' trojan

By: Blue Ripple  22-Dec-2010
Keywords: Computer Repairs, Computer Support, It Support

A particularly nasty trojan is making the rounds. Think Point is a rogue anti-spyware application which was created to lie to a computer user about the security status of his machine. It will load a fake Microsoft Security Essentials, advising the user to scan the computer. When the user scans the machine, he is actually inadvertently installing Think Point. This program with then block all access to your network, and many other programs, including, Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer and the Task Manager to name but a few. Whenever the user restarts the machine, Think Point, which is portrayed as a "world leading security solution" advises that there is malware present on the machine. It will also claim that some of the malware cannot be removed by the 'free' version that is installed due to certain modules missing. Think Point then offers to install the 'missing' heuristic modules, but asks the user to pay around $90 dollars.

If the user does 'purchase' the 'full' version, he will soon encounter far more serious computer problems, such as computer slow-down and system degrading, total internet loss, possible loss of sensitive and confidential data, and general computer vulnerability. It is extremely important to install a reputable free or paid anti-virus program, such as Malwarebytes or AVG and remove Think Point immediately! If you are having problems removing Think Point or some other virus, trojan or spyware, call Blue Ripple on 1300 215 275 to arrange a consultant to assist you.

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