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Anti-Virus-1: A new fake antivirus

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+warwagon    13,927

Anti-Virus-1: A new fake antivirus

Anti-Virus-1 is adware, specifically a "fake antivirus". As with all such adware, it is designed to simulate a scan of the computer, supposedly detecting thousands of strains of (non-existent) malware. The end aim is to sell users a pay version of the fake antivirus in order to eliminate the threats.

When run, this adware warns the user that the computer is not protected. The main screen displayed is a spoof of the Window Security Center

It then pretends to scan the system for malware. If users do not immediately take the bait and buy the pay version of the fake antivirus, the malicious code will sporadically display a message reminding the user that the computer is infected

http://www.pandasecurity.com/emailhtml/oxy...2809_ENG_in.htm

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+Gary7    7,591

Thanks for the heads up (Y)

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pyehac    0

yay, another fake antivirus. yay, more money for us computer technicians

Basically users has to be taught what it bad and what's good. User clicks on antivirus program that's flashing in his web browser, user takes computer into repair shop, we clean it out, we see user a few months later complaining that we didn't protect his computer.

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+warwagon    13,927
Basically users has to be taught what it bad and what's good. User clicks on antivirus program that's flashing in his web browser, user takes computer into repair shop, we clean it out, we see user a few months later complaining that we didn't protect his computer.

You also have to teach ****ing tard not to run executable files that appear in popup ads lol :laugh:

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Thirtythree    0
yay, another fake antivirus. yay, more money for us computer technicians

Basically users has to be taught what it bad and what's good. User clicks on antivirus program that's flashing in his web browser, user takes computer into repair shop, we clean it out, we see user a few months later complaining that we didn't protect his computer.

Just have a good AV program installed to begin with. Avast caught Anti-virus 2009 when the pop-up came up in Firefox. It blocked it instantly. That's why I use and recommend Avast so much. It's free and has all the tools you need to be safe.

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+warwagon    13,927

Also keep up with all your updates.

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Lord Ba'al    0

How pitiful, they couldn't even come up with a proper name for their scam :rofl:

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