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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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Rogue AV Remains a Popular Threat Tactic

Over past few months, the news has been all about who got hacked, what software is vulnerable and should be patched, and what the latest Web threat is like, which ranges from simple spam to those deemed as advanced persistent threats (APTs). Between the “least dangerous” and the…

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New rogue spyware: AV Security Essentials

What this infection does: AV Security Essentials is a rogue anti-spyware program from the VirusDoctor family. It is designed to look almost exactly like Microsoft Security Essentials to try and fool users. This infection is promoted through web sites that show advertisements that pretend to be online…

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