PCSecureNet, PcsSecure and APcSafe use scare tactics to frighten people into buying the software. These scare tactics include:
- Fake system scans that report numerous infections and refuses to remove the supposed infections until you buy the phony software
- Alerts and warnings stating the PC is under attack or unprotected and recommends you buy the phony software
- Other software will not work, when attempting to open programs a warning stating the program is infected appears and the software is closed.
- Web browser hijacking, redirecting the user to malicious websites or showing false security warnings on sites like Google.com