I clicked on a link to access a certain article when all of a sudden a window popped up saying that my hard disk was undergoing an on line scan for viruses and trojans. It reported that my private data is under attack and my PC is infected with security threats. I was advised to download and install “Total Security” to remove the threats.
Notice the interface of the PC screen in the image is that of Microsoft Windows? I’m not running Windows on my PC, I’m running Fedora Linux with the Gnome desktop environment!! Just take a close look at the taskbar in the enlarged image and you will see it is so.
The scan reported C drive and D drive infected, but Linux has no concept of drive letters as in Windows. My Linux system doesn’t have a C drive or D drive. Neither do I have any folders named “My Documents” and “Shared Documents.” This proves without a doubt that such unsolicited on line PC scans that report problems are really scams to try to rip us off!