Experts warn of Homeland Security scam disabling computers

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 10:00 PM

 (KMOV) -- Experts are warning about a computer virus that is appearing as an official government warning.  

The scam pops up as a message from Homeland Security and totally disables the computer.  The message warns that computer laws were broken and a $300 fine must be paid immediately. 

The warning page is a scam designed to scare people. 

Computer experts say infected computers need to have the virus removed professionally and to never pay the fine that is demanded. 

They also advise computer owners keep up-to-date with antivirus software.

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