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Tech Support Scammers Bring Back FakeAV

25
Apr
2016
Tech Support Scammers Bring Back FakeAV

Management User Touching SCAREWARE Onscreen

Some of you may remember the golden age of rogue antivirus software (AKA FakeAV) circa 2008. These programs that were often pushed via aggressive advertising and bundlers were designed to look like security scanners. However, they were stuffed with intentional fake detections for all sorts of Trojans and Worms.

The business model was simple but yet effective. By using scare tactics to trick people into believing their computers were severely infected, the crooks were able to make millions of dollars selling license keys for the bogus software.

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