Free McAfee VirusScan from CheckFree

Why would an online bill payment service be giving away from copies of antivirus software?

Because their customers computers may have been infected with a virus while using CheckFree’s website.

CheckFree explains:

Your computer may be infected if all of the following are true:

– You attempted to access online bill payment between 12:30 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. Eastern time (GMT -5) on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, and

– You were using a computer with the Windows operating system, and

– You reached a blank screen rather than the usual bill payment screen when you attempted to navigate to online bill payment, and

– After reaching the blank screen, your computer’s virus protection program did not tell you via pop-up or other messaging that malicious software was detected and quarantined.

If all four of the conditions above are true, your computer may be infected. We have partnered with McAfee┬«, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, to provide you with a complimentary copy of its VirusScan┬« Plus software which, when installed, will detect, block and remove any malicious software from your computer hard drive.

This feels a bit like getting antibiotics from a hooker.

2 thoughts on “Free McAfee VirusScan from CheckFree”

  1. Even worse is how much CheckFree sucks. Can’t Excel take the time to set up their own bill-pay site? It’s not rocket surgery.

  2. Not that I want to tempt fate but, with AVG already installed on my computer, I wonder if AVG would’ve detected the virus? It’s caught a couple of other ones in the past but it happens so infrequently to me (I practice safe-interneting) that it still startles me when I see a warning pop up.

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