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Image courtesy of Flickr user indi.ca Fake AVs have been tormenting PC owners for years.  And they have now finally made their way to the Mac. A fake antivirus designed to look like a real Mac OS X application emerged … Continue reading

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Oh yeah, it’s the one where all customers are abused, intimidated, interrupted, frustrated, confused, and their system is professionally known as “hosed.” It’s the business model of choice from our favorite adware/fraudware syndicates, hard at work.

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By Steve Espino – PCTools Malware Research Team Windows Defence is a fake antivirus program that displays fake malware alerts on PCs in order to make unsuspecting users think that their computer has been infected by malware. Windows Defence is … Continue reading

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Fake antivirus software accounts for 15 percent of all malware on the web, according to a study recently released by Google. From January 2009 to February 2010, researchers for the search engine analyzed 240 million webpages and found more than … Continue reading

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