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Battling Fake Microsoft Support Scammers

Fake antivirus support is a problem. We know fake “Microsoft representatives” call targeted Windows users to persuade them that their computers are inundated with warnings and errors as shown in the Windows Event Viewer, a legitimate Microsoft application that lists system information. We even watched…

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‘Microsoft tech support’ scam captured on video

For those of us working in the IT industry, we get used to removing viruses and malware from plenty of machines on a regular basis. Malware is a huge problem that seems to only be getting worse. Part of the problem is a lack of…

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Can You Tell The Difference Between Real vs. Rogue Security Software?

Rogue security software, also known as fake antivirus software or “scareware”, has been one of the most popular methods used by online criminals in recent years to fool computer users into installing malware and/or divulge confidential information.  Rogue AV software typically mimics the general look…

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Twitter Spamming Fake AV

Fake anti-virus software has been around for a long time, and there’s a reason: attackers who spread it convince you that your computer is riddled with viruses, and they have the fix – for a nominal fee, of course. Recently, these scammers are infecting larger…

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Common security mistakes

Companies get hacked far too often and it almost ALWAYS stems from failure to follow basic security measures. How vulnerable are most companies to hacking? Many hackers claim they can aim their efforts at pretty much any target and guarantee a break-in without much effort….

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Fake AVG Scam on Twitter

There’s been a spike of activity recently regarding AVG and its products. The tweets contain a link, hidden by a link-shortener and encourages users to go a website made-up to look exactly like the official AVG site.

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Beware of fake AV scams

The use of a multi-click rotation script and traffic sharing between partner’s websites becomes common these days; this method is not necessarily being used to spread malware, it can be used for legitimate purposes as well. A user can go to a specific site, click…

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