Today my wife was searching on Google for the Boo poem, so she could "Boo" one of our neighbors for Halloween (the annual tradition where you leave an anonymous "Boo" note along with candy on your friend's or neighbor's doorstep).
One of the search results on the first google page was for a site offering a Halloween Boo Poem.
BE WARNED: the page shown above should NOT be visited. It contains a malware script that displays a screen indicating your system has been infected with several well-known malware infections and viruses, and asks you if you want to "Remove All" by clicking a button on the screen.
If you click the "Remove All" button you are giving the site permission to install it's malware program on your system, which will install the very viruses it was claiming to protect you from - and then of course will ask you for money to fix them!!
Fortunately my wife was smart enough to not click this button (good job Honey!), and called me over to ask what to do. I installed PC Tools right away - this was a brand new computer and I hadn't taken time to install it after we purchased the computer last week - and avoided the malicious attack that could have wreaked havoc on our computer.
What to do if your system has already been infected:
If you already fell for this scam (which is easy to do because they make the warning screen look very similar to a typical Windows security warning), you can fix it with PC Tools Internet Security by taking the following steps: