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Epidemic of Fake Anti-malware Products Threaten Internet Users

Posted by cotojo on September 19, 2008

As many users are aware there is an epidemic of fraudulent anti-malware products which are targeting all internet users.  Some look extremely efficient in their ability to find malware traces on computers. They are delivered through various website links, pop-ups, drive-by downloads, email links etc, and in many cases, once the fake program has started to scan your machine you are infected, then it is a battle to get rid of this scourge.

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4 Responses to “Epidemic of Fake Anti-malware Products Threaten Internet Users”

  1. cotojo said

    Jason – I get hundreds of these each week, as do many users users and the simple option is to mark it as Junk and Delete them. So may promise that you can make hundreds or thousands of dollars doing little or nothing, the only people who actually make anything from them are those who sell it to users who buy into it. As with any such emails promising ‘rags to riches’, once they have your details then more spam follows.

  2. Jason said

    Don’t be fooled with online scams, they really sucks! I got a lot of e-mails every now and then telling me some sort of winning but actually will scam you if you’ll attentively reply to them with your personal information.

  3. cotojo said

    Darin – Thank you for your valued comment 🙂
    There are so many of these scam sites which are forever changing their names in an attempt to trap more users.

  4. Darin said

    Great info , thanks. Nice to have a heads up on these malware scams.

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