Does Any Known "Virus Hoax" Actually Present A Threat To Your Mobile Phone, Tablet Or PC? (McAfee)

Each day, hundreds of new viruses are detected and added to the virus alert databases. However some of these viruses turn out to be fake. McAfee's site warns that "Virus hoaxes are more than mere annoyances..."
By: Jeff Lee
SAN DIEGO - April 6, 2014 - PRLog -- Each day, hundreds of new viruses are detected and added to the virus alert databases, such as McAfee's daily updated list.
However some of these viruses turn out to be fake. McAfee's site warns that "Virus hoaxes are more than mere annoyances, as they may lead some users to routinely ignore all virus warning messages, leaving them vulnerable to a genuine, destructive virus. Next time you receive an urgent virus warning message, be sure to check the list of known virus hoaxes..."

You should never open an email attachment unless you know what it is and comes from someone you know and trust.

In this battle against hackers and rogue programmers, it is common practice to use well known brand names to disguise new malware. For example, AOL4FREE began as a hoax virus warning. Then somebody distributed a destructive Trojan horse attached to the original hoax virus warning! This illustrates why you should always remain vigilant and never let your guard down.

Fortunately McAfee's heuristic antivirus software can protect your mobile devices and PC from new viruses before they are added to the global databases. The antivirus software can detect and intercept suspicious activity from unkown viruses before they can cause harm to your files and computer. You can then examine the files that were quarantined and decide whethe to keep and clean them or delete them. Of course if you are not sure, you should visit to get help.

Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself:
1) Keep your antivirus software up to date. McAfee does that automatically with its antivirus database.
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2) Run system OS updates regularly to keep your OS current.

3) Back up your files, photos, emails and any important document using secure cloud backup.
This will allow you to restore any file in case of theft or breakage as well as virus attacks.

4) Check your online bank statements daily to watch for any fraudulent activity.

5) Monitor your credit with an ID Theft monitoring service and get instant alerts of any suspicious activity:

If your computer is running slow and you spend a lot of time watching the cursor in wait mode (hour glass) this may not be caused by a virus but could result from registry errors or other problems with your system's files. You could try replacing your corrupt files using a tool like Reimage:

More info can be found here:

Virus database - Updated daily:

Virus hoaxes list:

48 Hours Hoax
A Moment Of Silence Hoax
A Post Card from a Family Member Hoax
A Virtual Card For You Hoax
ACE-? Mobile Phone Hoax
All Seeing Eye hoax
America Online FlashNews Hoax
Anticristo Hoax
AOL 83 Minutes hoax
AOL Instant Message Hoax
AOL Riot hoax
AOL4FREE Hoax or What?
Baby New Year Hoax
Badtimes Hoax
Big Brother hoax
Black in the White House Hoax
Blueman hoax
Bud Frogs Screen Saver Hoax
Bugslife Screensaver Hoax
California.IBM hoax
Cat-Colonic hoax
CELCOM Screen Saver
Dana hoax
Deeyenda Hoax
Despite Hoax
Disney Hoax
Economic Slow Down Hoax
Family Pictures Hoax
Flashmaster G
Free flight Hoax
Friends Hoax
Frogs and Fishes Hoax
Funprog hoax
Ghost.exe Hoax
Girl Thing hoax
Girls of Playboy Hoax
Good Times Hoax
Got You Hoax
Great Gas-Out Hoax
Guts to Say Jesus hoax
Happy New Year Hoax
ICE Virus Mobile Phone Hoax
Intel Special Offer Hoax
Internet Flower hoax
Iraq War Hoax
Irina Hoax
Jdbgmgr.exe hoax
Join The Crew Hoax
Kleneu66 hoax
La Bible Des Moines Hoax
Let's Watch TV Hoax
Life is beautiful hoax
LOC Hoax
Lump of Coal
Macmebig hoax
Manicomium Hoax
Milk Carton Bug
Missing Child Hoax
MusicPanel HOAX
New York Big Dirt
Nokia Screensaver hoax
Olympic Torch Hoax
Osama Hanged
Osama vs Bush Hoax
Payback Hoax
Penpal Hoax
Pikachus Ball hoax
Pokemon hoax
Pool Party email hoax
Sandman URL hoax
St.Patrick's Day Hoax
Tax Return Hoax
T-virus Mobile Phone Hoax
Valentine Greeting Hoax
W32.MFG.Tassos@mm Hoax
W32.Torch hoax
Welcome to the Matrix Hoax
Win a Holiday Email Hoax
Windows 98 Warning Hoax
Work Hoax
WTC Survivor Hoax
XALAN Mobile Phone Hoax
Your friend D@fit

Jeff Lee

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