ThinkPoint is a FAKE antivirus program that uses many tricks to get installed on your computer. It can present itself as an “antivirus” program that needs to be installed to protect your computer.
These tricks usually involves displaying deceptive pop-up ads, which look like buttons reading Yes and No that may appear as regular Windows notifications or even as Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts. These alerts inform you that ThinkPoint needs to be installed in order to remove some Virus, Spyware or Trojan and Malware from your computer. In Microsoft Security Essentials Alert case, it shows you an alert that Microsoft Security Essentials was unable to remove a Trojan from your system and it needs the trial version of a program called ThinkPoint to get rid of that Trojan.
After installation and fake scan of your system it even tries to convince you that you now need to purchase the ThinkPoint heuristic version in order to completely restore your windows system files!
Important to know is that ThinkPoint is a Spyware and is unable to detect or rid of parasites nor will be protect you from any future threats. It installs on your computer through a Trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent. It can also come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software. ThinkPoint introduces changes into system settings in order to open up your computer system for hackers and to run automatically blocking user's commands aimed at interrupting the malware.
You need to remove ThinkPoint from your computer as quickly as possible!
To prevent these kind of threats and improve your computer or laptop security and performance click: 10 Steps to Help Computer Performance and Security
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