I installed Ad-Aware and it has a feature called identity protection. It keeps wanting me to activate identity protection by filling out a form that ask for the last four digits of my social security number. Is this legit or a phising scam?
it is so it can watch out for that info being sent out from your computer.
or being stolen by a rootkit or worm
should any file contain that number
it will not be allowed to be sent out from your computer.
if you do not need that protection, just put a fake number.
or just turn off that module.