I just thought I’d post a few screenshots from the latest attempt at an online virus check scan that I got today. It’s a riot, really.
Congratulations scammers: you managed to hit a computer that doesn’t run Windows, or any form of Windows, with your Windows scam! You win an internet. The part that I really love, that’s even better than the fake windows, is the “Your private data is under attack!”. As if Windows Security would ever say that, let alone in RED letters. And adding the easily obtained IP address (which is incorrect, by the way), country of origin and city is just weird. Maybe people who have no idea how Windows works at all would be fooled, but I can think of a few computer illiterate people who could at least smell the rat here.
But to add to my annoyance, rather than glee at the failed attempt of the scammers, this page just came out of nowhere while on Facebook. I didn’t click any links, hover over any ads or add any strange apps to my Facebook page. I was just checking my messages there and POOF, there it is. I can understand Facebook’s need to advertise, but really the Google Ads and ads that are “tailored to your interests” are bad enough. But something like this that just redirects you to an annoying, fake Windows scan webpage? That’s just plain awful.
I would complain, but I’m sure somewhere it says that they have the right to advertise however they see fit, blah blah blah. I’m not too happy with the way Facebook has turned out anyway. It’s too crowded, ad-ridden and unprofessional for my tastes. I want a simple, clean and fun layout without all of that extra crap all over the place. Someday, someday.