Tag Archives: Scareware

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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MaxMySpeed an Annoying Scareware TV Ad

MaxMySpeed an Annoying Scareware TV Ad

MaxMySpeed.com, a classic scareware bogus registry cleaner, has so far escaped the comparison to Auslogics and CCleaner here on TechJaws. Although it has been rated red on WOT as it should be, and is listed here, their TV commercials lately here in Arizona have been particularly frequent and annoying to me. So much so that […]

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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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Paretologic feigns innocence, but evidence shows otherwise

Paretologic feigns innocence, but evidence shows otherwise

A recent post on the WOT forum by a WOT community member details how this person received a PM from a ParetoLogic person questioning why a comment was made that ParetoLogic produces rogues: The flavor of the PM from the ParetoLogic person was innocence. Additionally, the ParetoLogic person posted this: “I found it difficult to […]

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Trophy in the Rogue Hall of Shame

Trophy in the Rogue Hall of Shame

Most rogues do their dirty work by using an overwhelming number of detections (some, and maybe most, are false positives) to scare a novice into purchasing the rogue to remove what was either not there in the first place, or is trivial (like a tracking cookie or a missing help file). Some like the one […]

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Uniblue Offering Rogue Software?

Uniblue Offering Rogue Software?

An email from Uniblue to a colleague offering payment for placing a Uniblue link on his site has prompted me to come out of lurk mode and resurrect the Uniblue discussion. This has been discussed before . . . if you do a search on “Uniblue” here on WOT, you’ll get 8 hits. Uniblue has […]

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How to Remove AntiToolbar

How to Remove AntiToolbar

AntiToolbar is a misleading application! This fake application can be downloaded from the publisher’s site and must be manually installed. When a user downloads AntiToolbar and runs a scan, it displays a large number of fake results about infections on the system. In order to remove the fake infections, the user is required to buy […]

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Beware of this Fake Antivirus Application

Beware of this Fake Antivirus Application

Anti-Virus Professional or (AntivirusProfessional) is a fake antivirus application. This security risk can be downloaded from a Web page and must be manually installed. When a user downloads AntivirusProfessional and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The program than tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license to remove the […]

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