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Epidemic of fake anti-malware threatens Internet users

Posted by ClifNotes, Sep 2008 • permalinkCool VideoAdware & Spyware Removal


The folks at WOT (Web of Trust) are offering another malware educational video. I have it displayed below.


Some time ago, I was called to a friend's home where I've actually seen the malware they show here. It's every bit as nasty and tricky as you will see. I was only able to remove it with the help of security specialist and MS MVP, Tom at Temerc.com.





Quote from the WOT press release:

Fake anti-malware software, marketed under hundreds of different names, scares users by giving false spyware alarms and then tries to deceive them into paying for removal of non-existing malware. The goal of these criminal software makers is to make people pay for the "full" version of their bogus anti-malware product and to collect financial information that can be used for phishing.