Several people have messaged me recently asking about “driver update notices” that are popping up on their computers.
These messages are usually presented in pop-up windows or messages in the notifications area at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Regardless of how these messages show up, the vast majority of them are scams.
The notices typically say that your computer’s hardware drivers are out of date, which could lead to serious problems unless they are updated. The scammers then ask you to pay a fee in order to download and install the updated drivers. [Read more…]