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Scareware Ring Nabbed by Feds

Scareware Ring Nabbed by Feds

The feds stepped up and nabbed a ring of scareware distributors who made millions of dollars distributing their scareware, also known as FAKE Antivirus. This is great news, but will it totally eliminate this form of online scams? The likelihood that this group or ring is the sole organization that distributes scareware is highly unlikely, […]

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Security Tool Virus Clones Alive and Well

Security Tool Virus Clones Alive and Well

Since October 2009, there have been many variations of Security Tool, also known by security experts as Security Tool Virus. This Trojan has exploited more than a million computers, but no one knows for sure what the exact number is for total computers infected. Everyday a new bogus antivirus and or security application is released. […]

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How to Remove Windows Security 2011

How to Remove Windows Security 2011

Windows Security 2011 is classified as a rogue antivirus program that falsely alerts and reports security threats on a user’s computer. These rogue and or fake security programs are distributed for the purpose of stealing your money by scamming users into purchasing a license copy in order to remove the fake threats. Windows Security 2011 […]

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Naked Picture Email Attachment – Trojan Included

Naked Picture Email Attachment – Trojan Included

The words naked or sex are very enticing words that usually boil the testosterone in us males. Today, I received an email with a promise to show me a naked picture with a little extra. Don’t worry, I never open unsolicited email or download attachments unless it’s on my test computer which I use solely […]

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Fake Antivirus Outpaces Real Antivirus

Fake Antivirus Outpaces Real Antivirus

I have published more articles about Fake Antivirus than any other topic. It’s apparent why cyber criminals peddle their rogue antivirus programs, it’s because they’re making more revenue than legitimate antivirus vendors. There are an estimated 500,000 unique fake AV binaries on the Internet today according to what was noted at RSA this year. What’s […]

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Rogueware and Fake Antivirus will Dominate in 2011

Rogueware and Fake Antivirus will Dominate in 2011

2010 is now on the history channel, but for some, it led to cash windfalls. Hackers and cybercriminals will continue their onslaught of attacks on social networks, rogue software peddling and fraudulent web sites. The most popular infection method of 2010 was Trojans, making up 55.91% of all infections according to Panda Labs. Rogueware and […]

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10 Ways to Prevent being Scammed

10 Ways to Prevent being Scammed

Holidays are the most popular time of the year for cyber criminals to deploy their scams. Halloween is no different, as many people love to share Halloween related stuff with their friends and family. The most popular scam is the distribution of scareware. According to McAfee, cybercriminals make upwards of $300 million from conning web […]

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How to Remove Wireshark Antivirus

Wireshark Antivirus is a rogue anti-virus program. This program is a clone of other rogue anti-virus programs such as; Windows Antivirus Pro and Sysinternals. Wireshark Antivirus spreads from a Trojan. The program automatically downloads and installs itself without the user’s knowledge and consent. When a user downloads Wireshark Antivirus and runs a scan, the program […]

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