Experts of Kaspersky Lab have recorded a twofold increase in the number of users who have run into computer cleaning programs and optimize their work, which scare the victim with false information about the criticality of the state of its device.
According to company statistics, in the first half of 2019, such utilities, which in fact are potentially dangerous or malicious software, tried to download almost 1.5 million users to their devices.
In the first half of 2018, this figure was only 747 thousand. According to experts, in Belarus every tenth user has faced this threat.
According to this indicator, Belarus is in the top five most dangerous countries.
Experts emphasize that the creators of such malicious programs do not simply ask for money from the victim, referring to the service provided, they greatly exaggerate the status of the detected problems, forcing the user to pay to get rid of them.
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