Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope
Scared looking eyes.

A term that describes malware that scares users into purchasing a program. A scareware program may claim to find threats on a computer merely to scare the user to purchase a solution.

Most scareware is installed on a computer through false Internet advertisements or free programs. Although most of these programs can be uninstalled through Add/Remove programs in Windows, some require a special anti-malware tool such as Malwarebytes to be removed.

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