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TheJoker
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Re: Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3 a.m...

There's always someone not as computer aware/literate that will pay, even for scareware drive-by malware installs. There was someone at work that paid the $50 for the scareware infection they had not once, but twice, to be sure the transaction went through. When I found out I of course advised immediately contacting the bank, and I took the system home and cleaned it. Many people seeing a scareware infection like that would be tempted to close it by clicking on the X in the upper right-hand corner, and even that can lead to an install (instead of closing it with Task Manager).
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